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Intensive Handgun Skills

$900 per student

This is a "shooters" course with maximum range time. The course stresses accuracy and speed but not speed at the expense of accuracy. The course will include equal amounts of paper and steel shooting. The principles of economy of motion and economy of time will be stressed throughout. Then on the third day the student will be put under stress through the use of time constraints and man on man competition.

Also included are long-range exercises, barricade drills, movement, shooting while moving, and moving targets. This is a perfect course for the shooter who wants to maximize their use of the handgun for self-defense or the competitive shooter who could use fine-tuning of their technique. After this course you will be shooting faster and with a greater degree of accuracy than ever before.

This course is a modified and updated version of the course taught to Government and Military Special Operations Personnel and draws heavily on techniques learned from the best shooters in the world. (J. Michael Plaxco's book is highly suggested reading for the course.)

Guaranteed! You will see a giant improvement in your speed and accuracy after completing this course!

If you do not have a concealed weapons permit, here is a link to the WSP background check service. If you are not a WA resident, please find your state's equivalent service.

You may also register by calling [425] 827.2552 or by email


General Defensive Handgun or equivalent. Concealed Weapons Permit or documentation of good charactoer. AND BRING THOSE DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO CLASS. If you do not have a concealed weapons permit, here is a link to the WSP background check service. If you are not a WA resident, please find your state's equivalent service.

Required Equipment:

Reliable, functional handgun; Belt holster (rigid) with sturdy belt; 2000 rounds of brass-cased FMJ ammunition (minimum); 3 magazines or speed loaders; Hearing and eye protection; Electronic timer (if you have one)

Dates & Locations

Bellevue, WA
August 25 - 27, 2023
Time: 8am - 6pm
Instructor: InSights Staff
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Student Testimonials

I had the opportunity to attend list member Greg Hamilton's Intensive Handgun Skills 3-day class. The class was taught by John Holschen, who is the real deala very competent instructor able to improve everyone's performance in the class by a substantial amount. The class had a very high round count with most firing between 1800 and 2500 rounds in the three days.

When I heard the round count I looked forward to firing that much, but thought that some of that might be wasted. Looking back, I cannot remember a time when we pulled the trigger where the shooting was not carefully designed to instruct a clearly stated lesson. John described the class as being an effort to desconstruct our shooting to the smallest components of our technique. I think I was able to do this and felt that my three days were very well spent. I can recommend this class to anyone looking for a great tune up or, in my case, to get me out of a rut in my pistol shooting.

    ~ Dan K., Oregon City, OR
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