1160 Oak Grove Rd. Harrogate, TN 37752

Pistol Craft: Austere Conditions

$ 595.00


Amateurs practice until they get it right, professionals practice until they can no longer get it wrong, and masters never stop practicing.  Good training emphasizes fundamentals and practical skills, and excellent training exposes students to the worst scenarios possible.  In Pistolcraft: Austere Conditions, we will put you through just that.  Many fights begin initiated by the enemy, but nonetheless, they must be ended by you.  In this class, you will be in a constant state of deprivation.  This is some of the most realistic training you can get, and after you complete this class, your mental conditioning for defending yourself and your loved ones will be one step ahead when the time comes.  If you have not been in a physical fight before this class, you will by the end of this class. 

You will be tested in this class mentally and physically.  Be warned, you will be trained to a point of failure, and then guided through the process of success.  This class will challenge what you already know, and also challenge many perceptions of fighting.  Truth comes from trial, and the goal of this class is to steel you mentally and physically for when you will be required to fight for your life.  You will gain confidence, bar none. 

During this class you will cover: how to finish fights despite being injured, treat life-threatening injuries, gunfight analysis, medical and anatomical lectures, diminished motor skills, extreme close quarters shooting, physical control techniques, managing bystanders and onlookers during a gunfight, hostage shots, use of cover, low-light shooting, shooting with a loss of vision, and distance shooting under stress.  Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR  (22 CFR §§120-130)

Equipment required for this class:

  • Mouth guard
  • Pistol (spare pistol is a good idea)
  • Magazines to hold 50 rounds per drill.  (Double stack mags=4-5.  Single-stack mags=7-8)
  • Holster
  • Belt
  • Eye/ear protection.  You will also need clear eye protection.
  • Flashlight
  • Holster
  • 800 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Sunscreen/Bug spray
  • Gun cleaning gear
  • Pen and paper

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.


Cancellations/Refund/Exchange Policy

Booking a class at Valor Ridge is a commitment to train.  If you cancel your training 60 days or more from your class date, you will forfeit 50% of your tuition .  If you cancel sooner than 60 days from your class date, you forfeit 100% of your tuition.  No transfers between classes or dates are permitted.  This policy is firm and there will be no exceptions.  We fill up far in advance--in some cases over one year before classes are scheduled to be taught. In addition, you are filling a slot that could have gone to someone else. We cannot accommodate cancellations that cost other students spots in our classes. With the demand for our classes, we need to the keep the cancellations to a minimum.


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