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Pulse O2DA Handgun Skill Building Course Level 2 of 4
Pulse O2DA Handgun Skill Building Course Level 2 of 4

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COMBATIVE HANDGUN is a series of four 4-hour courses that teach the necessary skills and techniques needed to safely handle and effectively shoot your handgun, as well as the strategy and tactics necessary to dominate a lethal force confrontation.

This 4-hour module format goes beyond the administrative state licensing and basic NRA type courses by emphasizing gun-handling with numerous dry practice and live fire exercises and is supported by pre, post, and concurrent training materials (instructional videos, manuals, photos, etc.,) which are integrated via our online training resource, the O2DA Battle Academy.

Course Modules

  • Level-1 - Handgun BASICS
  • Level-2 - Handgun SKILL BUILDING
  • Level-3 - Handgun SKILL MASTERY
  • Level-4 - Handgun COMBATIVES

Course Information


Handgun Basics is a comprehensive combative handgun course for the serious students of personal protection. This no-nonsense course will give the novice shooter all the necessary basic skills needed to win the fight of their lives. From wearing your equipment correctly, grip and stance, how to quickly and effectively draw, getting your hits with practical combat accuracy using reflexive fire, to learning the most likely needed reload for a gunfight, preventing and clearing the most likely malfunction clearance you will run into, moving off the line of attack and safely to cover, and much more.

CFC Handgun logoThis is a 4-hour gun-handling and live fire intensive course that stands traditional classroom focused basic courses on their heads and is backed by all of the the pre, post, and concurrent support videos, manuals, etc., found in the Pulse O2DA Battle Academy.

By the end of this series of courses you will have the necessary experience and knowledge needed to safely handle and effectively shoot your handgun, as well as having a base of knowledge and understanding of combative skills needed to dominate a lethal force confrontation.

Our modular courses are a fast paced, dynamic, and shooting intensive series of courses that have removed all the fluff and bluster commonly associated with firearms training. Because this, the courses are taught entirely on the range in order to maximize your gun handling and trigger time.

These courses have been designed specifically to gain you the maximum amount of hands-on trigger time, fighting skills, and knowledge needed to dominate a lethal force confrontation with the minimum amount of training time and money invested - no other course in the industry will leave you as prepared for the fight of your life in a shorter amount of time.

All of our courses have been painstakingly crafted to eliminate all extraneous material and structures your training experience in a manner that allows you to propel yourself along as far and as fast as you choose.

Because each course builds simply and logically on its predecessor, the courses need to be taken in sequence. However, you can take the modules back to back (in four easy evenings of training), or space them further apart if you wish.

Students successfully completing the modules get a "Combative Firearms Certified" patch for each weapon trained.

For students looking for an accelerated total immersion course we offer our Master of Chaos 3 program which introduces all three weapon platforms integrated with force-on-force reality based training. We offer a "provisioning" package purchase option for gun novices that provides all the weapons and accessories needed for a fully-outfitted personal tactical armory.

Combative Handgun Mastery - A Modular Approach

Our shooting intensive courses consist of the practical application of combative firearm manipulation conveyed through abundant dry-practice and live-fire drills helping you develop the confidence and skills need to deploy your handgun with devastating effectiveness.

Our techniques and methodologies are designed to integrate what your body does naturally under the threat of a close in lethal force confrontation, utilizing your bodies natural response to quickly and efficiently eliminate threats.

The handgun series introduces 15 core training drills which you can do on your own - at home or on the road - to sharpen the combative edge you will establish with us during your course.

The fee for this course includes a one-year subscription to the Pulse O2DA Battle Academy.

Handgun Skill Mastery in 4-Evenings has been designed for the serious student who may not have the time to attend two full days of training.

By using our building block approach presented via a total-immersion hands-on structured training environment, you will be steeped in basic combative gun-handling skills and shooting fundamentals via both dry-practice and live-fire drills. By the end of this series of courses you will have the necessary experience and knowledge needed to safely handle and effectively shoot your handgun, as well as having a base of knowledge and understanding of combative skills needed to help you make the best decisions for your future training.

In addition to the range work you will receive the unique support network that Pulse O2DA clients experience with our pre-course, concurrent, and post course training materials which will surround you with quality educational materials (printable electronic white papers, training programs, manuals, downloadable videos, etc.,) that will aid you in your further self-improvement and personal training.

Unlike more traditional courses that attempt to teach via lengthy lectures of declarative knowledge and training that is light on actual firearms handling and manipulation, all of our courses are designed to immediately immerse you in proper gun-handling skills by way of personal interaction with instructors and hands-on experiences from the very beginning of your course, thereby leaving you with very tangible and practical skills that you can hone on your own.

Whether you take a break between courses to sharpen your skills for the next level of training, or you want to transition the next level immediately, you can set your own pace to advance as you see fit.

Level-2 - Handgun SKILL BUILDING: This pragmatic live fire intensive course starts with testing of those vital combative skills learned in level-1 handgun basics course and then adds more essential skills such as; sighted combative fire, the correct reload to use if you are worried about going empty, shooting with the support side, shooting with a concealment garment, moving to cover diagonally and laterally, remedial actions for malfunctions, and learning how to shoot your handgun in a low/reduced light environment.

This course, like it's predecessors, is wrapped in a 4-hour shooting intensive dry-practice and live-firing drill training session and backed by all of the support videos, manuals, etc., found in the Pulse O2DA Battle Academy, which will put a sharp edge on your ability to shoot quickly, accurately, confidently even with a concealed garment in low/no light, thus leaving you confident in your ability to safely and effectively utilize your handgun during a lethal force encounter.


Range Lectures

Review and practical hands on of:

  • Proper practice and new motor skills

  • Proper wearing of equipment for fighting

  • Equipment adjustment and setup

  • Proper magazine indexing

  • Review the four universal safety habits

  • Firearms nomenclature

  • Definitions of anatomic directions specific to fighting

  • Definitions of range commands

Range Training

Lectures, demonstrations, dry, and live practice of:

  • Weapons conditions check
Firearms personal workspace
Natural stance conducive to moving
Grip with control
Fighting from the ready position
Using the ready to your benefit
Weapons retention position and the proper use of
  • Close contact position and proper the proper use of

  • Proper draw/presentation from the holster

  • Controlling the SNS response through combative breathing
Mastering combative sighted fire

  • Keeping yourself safe with contact drills

  • Defining and using cover and concealment correctly
Situational awareness and its roll in safe movement
Safely moving forward to seek cover/concealment
Safely moving diagonally to seek cover/concealment
Safely moving laterally to seek cover/concealment

  • Safely moving up-range to seek cover/concealment
Safe retrograde movement to seek cover/concealment
Safe and dynamic yet sure movements to and from cover
Loading and unloading of firearms

  • Proper filling of magazines

  • Wearing hearing protection properly

  • Diagnostic trigger drills
Assembly drills

  • Balance of speed, accuracy, and its relationship to power
Mastering reflexive fire
Integrating combat breathing
Tactical reloads and their proper niche

  • Speed reloads and their tactical niche
Empty gun reloads
Fixing a malfunction with immediate action
Drawing from the concealed garment
  • Fast and effective remedial actions
Failure to stop drills

  • Low/no light shooting
  • How to handle multiple adversaries
Extensive firing drills at 3, 5, 7, and 10+ yards (range dependent)
How to continually improve with dry practice

Pre, concurrent, and post course supporting material (manuals, white papers, articles, videos, and web-based content via the Pulse O2DA Battle Academy)

  • Mastering your mind for combat

  • Concealed carry practical advice and techniques
Recognizing reality and learning to operate in it

  • How to operate in and master the chaos of a fight

  • Understanding violence, becoming comfortable with it, and using it to your advantage
Psychology of fighting and steeling your mind for the fight
Quickly mastering combative sighted and never doubting your ability again

  • Avoiding the litigation landmines after a lethal force encounter
Tactical fundamentals and adapting them for the situation
Tactics vs. techniques

  • Tactical principles

  • Individual movement techniques

  • Basic area clearing techniques
Room entry and clearing

  • How to handle doors

  • How to clear stairs
How the decision making process relates to tactics
The color code of mental awareness
Drills to develop observation and situational awareness skills
How the color code relates to Boyd's decision-making process

  • Detailed dry practice guides

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