Pistol Craft I
The pistol is effective when marksmanship is applied quickly, accurately and decisively. This course utilizes modules that apply to the concealed carry, law enforcement, and military use of the pistol. Beginners and experienced shooters alike are eligible for enrollment.
We recommend that you take this class with everyday carry in mind. This means a concealable holster (appendix or hip) if concealed carry is your primary role or open carry on duty belt/holster if LE or military.
Pistolcraft I covers the following:
--Professionally structured and "stepped" training process for the beginner or experienced shooter.
--Draw and presentation of the pistol
--Angles and use of cover
--Training standards that emphasize time and accuracy for measuring proficiency
--Practice regimen for personal improvement
--Use of force and legal considerations
Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130)
Required equipment list:
- Pistol (Bring a spare pistol if you have one.)
- Magazines (Double stack mags=minimum 3. Single-stack mags=minimum 5)
- Minimum of 300 rounds of factory ammunition.
- Quality kydex or leather holster that stays open for reholstering. Soft holsters are not allowed in class.
- Ballistic rated eye protection. Lowe's or Walmart has these.
- Electronic ear protection
- Pen and notebook
- Bug spray
- Rain gear
- Gun cleaning gear
- You will need to bring a lunch
There is no minimum age to take this class. However, students under 18 years of age are required to attend the class together with a participating adult.
Booking a class at Valor Ridge is a commitment to train on your given course dates. Tuition sale is final. We do not offer refunds or transfers to students who cancel or fail to show up for class. We do offer refund or credit in the highly unlikely event Valor Ridge finds it necessary to cancel a course. This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions.
As the result of numerous issues that have arisen over the years, we will no longer allow internally-modified firearms once they leave the factory in our classes, unless the work was performed by a certified, qualified gunsmith.
Examples of modifications not requiring a gunsmith are:
- Aftermarket sights
- Aftermarket rails
- Original Equipment Manufacturer replacement parts including springs, connectors, firing pins, etc…
- Mil-spec bolts and bolt carriers (Colt, BCM, Daniel Defense, CMMG, LMT, etc...)
- Retaining plates for AK trigger pins (Krebs Custom retainer plates)
- Stipling on pistols or pistol grips
- Firearms converted or rebuilt by manufacturers such as Rifle Dynamics, Krebs Custom, ETC…
- Complete factory lower receivers
- Complete factory upper receivers