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Defensive Handgun Courses with Jim Benoit

TuscaroraTacticalNCCSC is pleased to offer a program that until now has only been available at Jim’s range in Central, PA. He has developed and refined the following courses regularly over a period of years. Jim is an NRA Certified Instructor in 6 Disciplines, UCCA certified, PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, and certified in multiple IPTT (Israeli) Disciplines. More information on Jim and his training company (Tuscarora Tactical Training) can be found at www.tuscaroratactical.com.

Handguns may not be the best choice of weapons for personal defense; however, they may be the only choice available at the time of a violent confrontation. Handguns are small enough to conceal and as such, one should possess the skills to effectively defend themselves and loved ones with a handgun if needed.

All handgun courses cover in depth -safety and handling, cleaning & care, administrative and action loading, malfunctions and clearing, grip, drawing tactics, multiple threats, cover and concealment, stress inoculation, & situational awareness. Effective speed shooting is also covered.

Each course builds on the other -the complexity of the techniques and level of detail increases with experience. After successful completion of any of the following courses, students will be prepared and more confident to defend themselves and their families if needed. Shooting with movement, manipulation skills, cover & concealment, and communication are covered in varying depths dependent upon the class’s skill level. Semi-auto pistols or revolvers are equally welcome in our classes.

Defensive Carry I

A 4 hour course that provides the student with basic skills and the mindset required to confidently operate a handgun in a violent situation. Defensive Carry I is geared toward the student with little or no experience operating a handgun; both open and concealed carry. The class starts with a lively classroom session followed by active drills on the range.

Topics: Use of Force, Grip, Stance, Draw, And Shot Placement.

300 rounds required (Ammo is available at a discount to students. Please mention when registering)
Cost $175 includes range fee. A 50% deposit is required to hold your slot.
Classes are held regardless of weather.

To see the NCCSC calendar for available Defensive Carry I dates and links to register: CLICK HERE

Call or email Jim to register - 610-399-1188 benoit@cajunarms.com

Defensive Carry II

A 4 hour course that provides the student with refined skills required to
confidently operate a handgun in a violent situation. The class starts with an in depth classroom session followed by tactical drills on the range.

Topics:  Reinforcement of the Foundation, Malfunction Clearing, and One handed Shooting,  Ready Positions, Shooting on the Move.

300 rounds required (Ammo is available at a discount to students. Please mention when registering)
Cost $175 includes range fee. A 50% deposit is required to hold your slot.
Classes are held regardless of weather.

To see the NCCSC calendar for available Defensive Carry II dates and links to register: CLICK HERE

Call or email Jim to register - 610-399-1188 benoit@cajunarms.com

Defensive Carry III

A 4 hour course that provides advanced skills to the veteran student. The class starts with an in-depth classroom session followed by tactical drills on the range.

Topics: Reinforcement of the Foundation, Complex Movement, Elevation Changes While Fighting, Use of Cover and Concealment, and Advanced Stress Inoculation.

300 rounds required (Ammo is available at a discount to students. Please mention when registering)
Cost $175 includes range fee. A 50% deposit is required to hold your slot.
Classes are held regardless of weather.

To see the NCCSC calendar for available Defensive Carry III dates and links to register: CLICK HERE

Call or email Jim to register - 610-399-1188 benoit@cajunarms.com

Defensive Carry IV

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An advanced session for students that have successfully completed level 1 and level 2 or 3 Defensive Carry Classes.

The class will place heavy emphasis on accountability for every bullet. We build on skills learned so far in our classes and add to them.

Multiple Steel targets will be utilized as well as 3D torsos.

Topics:

  • Shooting from awkward  positions
  • Complex Shoot - Don’t shoot scenarios
  • Decision making while shooting
  • Complex movement and decision making
  • Stress inoculation
  • Force Continuum coverage (Escalation of force when required. Moving from PPCT to appear spray to sidearms)
  • Team work (pairs)

Requirements:  4 hour course. 10 am - 2pm; 300 rounds; $175.

To see the NCCSC calendar for available Defensive Carry IV dates and links to register: CLICK HERE

Call or email Jim to register - 610-399-1188 benoit@cajunarms.com

Defensive Carry V

An advanced 4 hour session for students that have successfully completed level 1 and level 2 or 3 Defensive Carry Classes.
The class will place heavy emphasis on accountability for every bullet. We build on skills learned so far in our classes and add to them.
Multiple Steel targets will be utilized as well as 3D torsos. Topics: Reinforcement of the Foundation, Complex Movement, Elevation Changes While Fighting, Use of Cover and Concealment, and Advanced Stress Inoculation.

Topics:
Complex movement and decision making
Stress inoculation
Force Continuum coverage (Escalation of force when required. Moving from PPCT to pepper spray to sidearms)
Team work (pairs)
Complex movement and decision making
Stress inoculation

Requirements:  4 hour course. 10 am - 2pm; 300 rounds; $175.

  • A 50% deposit is required to hold your slot
  • Ammo is available at a discount to students. (Please mention when registering.)

To see the NCCSC calendar for available Defensive Carry V dates and links to register: CLICK HERE

Call or email Jim to register - 610-399-1188 benoit@cajunarms.com

Classes are held regardless of weather

 

Handgun Course Required Equipment:

(Rentals available, contact us for details)

  • A desire to learn
  • A safe and serviceable handgun (pistol or revolvers).
  • LE, private contractors, and first responders should run their duty gear
  • ANSI eye protection, and digital ear protection.
    • (Digital ear protection is REQUIRED to ensure all direction and commands are heard and understood)
    • Digital Ears are available for purchase the day of class.
    • Be sure to ask for them at time of registration. We have several models and price points.
  • A quality holster, belt, and 2 magazine carriers mounted on belt.
  • 3to 5 magazines or speed loaders.
  • Hat, neck scarf, bug spray, rain gear and bags to carry your gear.
  • Wear clothing for seasonal weather in a mountain climate in order to stay comfortable.
  • A “sacrificial” T-shirt is required for each class.
    • You will have the opportunity to perforate this shirt during class when we “dress” your target with it!
  • Water, drinks, snacks

Knee and elbow protection is a good idea, but not mandatory.

For Low Light: Tactical flashlight and spare batteries. A weapon-mounted light is allowed, but a handheld is still required.