Pistol Immersion is Valor Ridge’s Pistolcraft I and Pistolcraft: Austere Conditions combined. The class provides the student four consecutive days of training and maximum time under professional supervision. In short, by the end of the week, we will teach you how to use your pistol to deal with violence swiftly and with finality. The amount of material covered is staggering, and by the end of the week, you will be as prepared for violence as is possible, short of actually being involved in a gunfight.
The four-day course spans: proper marksmanship, draw and presentation of the pistol, mental aspects of fighting such as attitude and purpose, pistol manipulations with one and two hands, stoppage clearances, shooting while moving, drills in which you will negotiate obstacles while shooting, fire from unconventional positions, hitting targets at what many consider rifle distances, a confidence course designed to challenge both new and experienced shooters alike, how to finish fights despite being injured, treat life-threatening injuries, gunfight analysis, 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.
Brief classroom sessions will be interspersed throughout the course with lectures focused on martial attitude, gunfight analysis and tendencies, pre-assault signs and cues, medical and anatomical lectures given by medical professionals, marksmanship, and purpose.
This course is offered for the sole purpose of ensuring that you are as prepared for protecting yourself, your family, and loved ones as is possible. Training is only open to legal, US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) per ITAR (22 CFR §§120-130)
Required class equipment:
- Pistol (spare pistol is a good idea)
- Magazines to hold 50 rounds per drill. (Double stack mags=4-5. Single-stack mags=7-8)
- 1600 rounds of factory ammunition
- Eye/ear protection. You will also need clear eye protection.
- Pen and paper
- Bug spray
- Rain gear
- Gun cleaning gear
- You will need to bring a lunch
- Mouth guard
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. 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.
Disclaimer: Valor Ridge does NOT recommend internal modifications to guns. Leave the internals of the gun the way they came from the factory. If you choose to modify your guns, you assume the liability of the weapon operating incorrectly. As such, you alone will be responsible in the event of catastrophic failure of the gun, including damage to the weapon and resulting property damage.