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Protective Pistol Skills (PPS)
WhenJanuary 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Protective Pistol Skills is the weapons-centric component of PSOC (Module 2) and is entirely range-based. This format allows students to focus their attention on safe and practical use of a concealed handgun during protective operations. Students will learn both individual and team-based tactics with firearms as they apply to third-person/principal defense. Training includes combative handgun skills applicable to personal security, Principal Cover & Control Techniques, Lone Agent Protective Shooting (LAPS) Drills, Detail Assault Response & Evacuation (DARE) Drills, and the PSOC/PPS Live Fire Skills Test. PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL NOTES BELOW.
Enrollment: Open to active security professionals, law enforcement, Department of Defense, government agencies, eligible government contractors, and approved civilians with a security industry affiliation.
Pre-requisite: Approved prior commercial or occupational handgun training.
Location: 35.797917, -115.543722
Notes: * 8:30am – Meet at 1 Goodsprings Road. Chevron Station @ I-15 & Jean/Goodsprings Rd. exit. The PFC staff will take attendance and organize a group movement to range approximately 15 minutes away. Group will depart this location prior to 8:45am. If you will not arrive at the meeting point by 8:45am or want to drive directly to the range, follow the map provided on the Site Guide.
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Upon registration complete the following form(s) and submit prior to day one of training: Student Information and Release of Liability PFC Pioneer Annex Range Complex Directions PFC Recommended Hotel Guide
Semi-automatic pistol w/ at least 3 magazines
500 rounds of handgun ammunition
Strong-side belt or paddle concealment holster *
Support-side concealment magazine carrier(s)
Belt for range work compatible w/ holster and magazine carrier
Ear protection and Eye protection for day and night conditions
Hat with brim
Sturdy shoes applicable to range environment
Cover garment such as a vest or light jacket (for concealment drills)
* Blackhawk Serpa model holsters are strictly prohibited during live fire range training and banned in all PFC Training classes for safety reasons. For copies of PFC’s and the Federal Government’s policies regarding the use of Blackhawk Serpa holsters, contact PFC HQ.
DiningStudents may not have the opportunity to leave the facility for lunch. Students should bring lunch and
suitable snacks for that day of training.
Additional Notes*** Please note the following critical information regarding Protective Pistol Skills (PPS):
PPS (Module II) is an advanced program, it is NOT a “how to shoot course.” All students must have a solid base of combative level handgun skills upon arrival.
These skills include but are not limited to:
1. Presenting the firearm safely from concealment
2. Engage multiple areas on the body to include headshots from intermediate distances
3. Accurately shoot one-handed
4. Operate on a fluid/dynamic range
5. Safely operate in close proximity to others
Those who arrive without the requisite skill level run a high risk of removal from training for cause and a higher level of failing to pass the live fire skills test. Pace of the program will be subjective, based upon PFC protocols and group aptitude. Students must maintain a safe pace with their peers.
It is critical that students bring ALL items of prescribed equipment to the program. This includes concealment holster (trigger finger actuated/SERPAs are forbidden), concealment garment(s), support equipment, quality ammunition, etc.
Numerous students in the past have found themselves in the unenviable position of prematurely registering for PPS when they truly need a foundational course in progressive handgun. PFC retains final judgment on ALL training and safety matters.