Pistol Courses

At ManAlone we offer a very wide range of pistol courses, and yes, each one is different.  Not only that, but each time we run a course it morphs a bit and we integrate different drills and quals into the mix.  


There are the core fundamentals, what we call 'the package' and this is universal across every offering, although you will find it increasingly challenging to apply them as you move through the line up.  


Where do you start?  A vast majority of students should begin with Pistol Skill Building 1.  Pistol Skill Building is a  stand alone shooting course series that will impart the skills to allow you to enter our fighting courses with confidence, or you can use them simply to shoot better.  While shooting is an essential skill in the armed encounter, there is way more to it than that.  Most people don't realize the depth of this truth until they get into the advanced courses.  We are working to offer the PSB series more frequently, and we can also teach it on demand to your group or privately.  Many law enforcement departments seek to combine courses with a day of PSB that morphs into a fighting course.  For contract entities whether pro or otherwise, we can do that.  We have great flexibility and a wide range of offerings that we simply can't fit onto the schedule or website.     


If you think you are prepared for the fighting courses, and don't want to take PSB 1, here is a concession that we make for you.  Sign up for PSB 1 and after the first day if we think you are able to move up we will let you know.  If you choose to not attend the second day we will roll that tuition into your next class.  Some students have proven themselves very early on by taken their CWP training with us.  That remains an option.  We get emails from people asking why they can't just start at the level they want, and if they fail they fail.  There are two reasons for that.  First of all, if you are not prepared then you hold the rest of the class up.  That's just the way it is; we're not going to stand by and not spend time trying to see to your success.  Secondly, the advanced courses are dynamic.  Before we have you moving with a gun, we're going to make sure that you are safe with a gun while stationary.  Well experienced gun pros and agencies come to see us because we have expanded the training experience in directions that they can't get on their official ranges.  That means that you, the average Joe, have also not likely trained in the fluid way that we work.  Safety is a big deal and we will see to the safety of our students even if we turn away some inflated egos in the process.  Safety first, in all that we do.              


Set that ego aside and let's build some real skills.  

S.C. Concealed Weapons Permit

 Duration:  One Day



Cost:  $125

150 Rounds

Start time 8:00 AM


We offer a very comprehensive S.C. CWP course.  From weapon safety through statutory law we will cover it all in a thorough manner.  You will be challenged to think through your condition in life, to apply what you are learning, and establish protocols that will save your life and keep you legal should the need arise.  There is a state mandated written test as well as a life fire qualification.  We teach to a higher standard and will hold each student to a higher standard on both.  There are plenty of places where you show up, turn around and walk out certified (and that should concern you).  We are here to elevate the level of training.                    

We were asked by law enforcement to teach this course since so many were doing it badly.  Every year we spend days on the range remediating what others have taught poorly, or neglected to teach at all. 


Join us, do it right the first time.  It's your money, your time, and your life. Invest well.  Email us for more details.       




CWP Expanded


Tuition $150


400 Rounds 


This is NOT a stand alone CWP course, but rather value priced expanded instructional range time for folks at the CWP level.  We have this piggy backed on the CWP course in hopes that folks will opt for two days of essential training instead of the single session as mandated by S.C. law.    

Pistol Skill Building 1 and 2

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $400


500-600 Rounds

TD 1, 8:30 AM

TD 2, 9:00 AM


While an excellent course for beginners, they are not the only ones that can benefit from it.  Most folks that we see need this course even before CWP.  It is the stepping stone to better performance; improved speed and precision through mastery of fundamentals no matter what the shooter level.  If you come in as a better shooter, we simply adjust the expectations for you upward.  If you take CWP first, at the completion of CWP we will gladly let you know where you need to go from there for improvement.  This is a low pressure course that will allow newer shooters to develop fundamentals and mechanics while it allows better shooters a chance to restructure fundamentals and overcome learning scars.  It is a crucial, value priced, and it certainly beats going to the range and more deeply entrenching bad habits.  We will allow a qualified, well motivated  teenager into this course with a parent also enrolled.   


Level 2

Cost:  $400

Pro:    $340


Level two takes the accomplished shooter deeper into the mechanics and diagnostics that are essential to improving the shooting segment of the gunfight.  Level 1 is not a prerequisite, but it is advised.  Level 2 is a pass/fail course.          


In our continuing effort to get families training together, sign up with your wife or teen, and we furnish the ammo for the second party.  We will also furnish a quality free loaner pistol and accessories.  We're reducing the obstacles to your training together.     

Advanced Concealed Carry

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $400

Pro:  $340

600-800 Rounds

TD 1, 8:30 AM

TD 2, 9:00 AM

 

This moderate intensity course is all about concealed carry on the street.   No CWP course covers this scope of skills and content.  Learn gear selection,  methods of drawing from concealed, staging up ammo for ready access, illuminating your target in the darkness, and much more.  You will have to work your way through a crowd to a live fire solution.  We will work from a range car on repelling a car jacking.  We spend very little time on the standard firing line in this course.  Our range expanse allows us to set up different scenarios and range situations to bring the lesson objective into a 3D, dynamic live fire problem to be solved.  You can go stand on a range all you want, but it's not going to teach you how to respond to the active shooter while you're out eating, or what to do when the cretin wants to jack you and your car.  Before courses start we hear people say, 'I can shoot, I've got this'.   An hour into the course they're revising that position.  We have cops take this course so they know how to work in plain clothes or protect their family when not on duty.  They realize that owning a pistol doesn't confer competence.  We teach a version of this to a Tier One Government Team that operates in the most hostile parts of the world in thin skinned vehicles.            


If you have any doubt about your ability to do well in this course, Pistol Skill Building 1 is recommended.


This is a sparsely attended course generally, and a good chance for you to get plenty of direct instruction.  We consider this a CORE course.  If you are going to carry a gun, or have one in your vehicle, this training is ESSENTIAL, and honestly. it is one you should repeat every couple of years if you're not getting any other instruction.             

 

Defensive Pistol

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $400

Pro:    $340

500-700 Rounds

TD 1: 8:30

TD 2: 9:00


Like Advanced Concealed Carry, Defensive Pistol is a scenario driven course.  We take you through home invasions, active shooter attacks, and armed responses within the home and workplace; that is, the places that you are most likely to have to defend.  There are places in the home that afford good protection from incoming rounds, there are safeguards in the workplace but reading about them or watching a video will never replace being put through your paces in a live fire exercise.  This is a very eye opening course.         


Tactical Pistol I

Duration:  Two Days 

Cost:  $400

800-1000 Rounds

TD 1: 8:30

TD 2: 9:00


The intensity takes a step up with TP1 and continues through the series.  This is a fighting series, it can be stressful and you are likely to find yourself in sensory overload at times.  That is excellent.  This is our most popular course with folks sometimes taking it 6-8 times or more.  It is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience, but the workload steadily increases.  There is movement, depending on weather and class composition, but youthful mobility is not necessarily required.  With the addition of Pistol Skill Building this course has become more demanding.  PSB is recommended prior to enrolling, but is not required.  This is a pass/fail course.  

                  

Urban Pistol

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $450

800-1000 Rounds

TD 1:  8:30

TD 2:  9:00



This begins our 'practical' courses.  Other than a warm up no time is spent on the flat range.  You will be in the air, both above and below other shooters, firing from a tunnel after crawling through it. walking a suspended cat walk.  You might not complete the objective like the person before you, but generally folks find a way.  While we call it Urban Pistol, it is equally applicable to rural setting.  If you wear a uniform and carry a gun this course should be on your 'must have' list.  Properly prepared civilians take this course time after time.  Expanding the capabilities is the best preparation for the armed encounter.  An advanced pistol course with us must be completed with a solid performance before entering this course.  This is a pass/fail course.

                        

Movement, Cover, and Concealment

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $450

Pro: $400

700-1000 Rounds

TD 1:  8:30

TD 2:  9:00

This was one of our specialty courses reserved for gun pros that has made its way into our regular line up.  It's not the shooting that wins the gunfight, it's seizing the opportunities as they arise.  The movement aspect of the course isn't running or jumping, it is understanding how you need to position yourself advantageously so that when you get to the cover you can start work.  Cover comes in all different types, from something simple that is already there, to something you might improvise.  Solid performance in TP1 is required prior to entry.  This is a pass/fail course.

    

Tactical Pistol II


Duration: Two Days

Cost:  $400

Pro:  $340

600-800 Rounds

TD 1: 8:30

TD 2:  9:00

This is a tough course requiring absolute mastery of the elements taught in TP1.  Some courses are about successes, this course exploits whatever weaknesses you have.  Again, success in TP1 is required.  These are tough drills to execute, it is an even tougher mental process.  This is a pass/fail course.

     

  

ManAlone Trauma

Duration:  Two Days

Cost:  $450

Pro:  $400

500 Rounds 

TD 1: 8:30

TD 2:  9:00 

Now, it's back in the regular course line up after a period of being available by contract only.  In a gunfight as well as in your day to day, damage occurs.  We find it astounding how many people carry guns, but not a tourniquet.  A vast number of people go off to remote patches of land to shoot regularly with no safety plan and no medical gear.  This is not the way it should be.  Learn medical procedures that can save your life, then apply them in a live fire setting.  This is a rocking course and as valuable an education as any you can get behind a gun.  Build context, build skills.  This is a pass/fail course.  We can't begin to say how crucial this course is.  

      

Our Muster Area

Kid's Firearms Safety Workshop

Duration:  One Day

Cost:  $550, per group of six.   

Every summer, and other times by request, we try and offer a productive activity to acquaint children and youths with firearms and the great outdoors.  The younger kids usually enjoy a hike in the woods and maybe a hayride behind the tractor at lunch.  To keep it interesting we change it up.  The older kids probably want to shoot more rounds and more different guns.  Ammunition costs are extra, and there are guidelines that have to be met so please email for details and to get on the schedule.  We have had kids as young as five years old enjoy this program.      

The range expanse on a spring day.

Logo Wear

Show off. Let others know you are a member of our proud group of alumni.

We only have the finest quality logo wear, Hanes, Beefy-T's, 100% cotton, along with top shelf other items to properly represent the training you received.    

We try and have these items on the range on training days.  If you don't see them, ask.