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Tactical Pistol

7 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. Total: 8 hours

You will need your handgun, holster, concealing garment, or purse, extra magazines or speed loaders and 300 rounds of ammo.

Price: $150.00

The goal of this class is to instill a strong level of confidence in carrying and using the firearm in self defense. Upon completion of this class, the student will have more knowledge and skills than 99.9% of all other concealed carriers, nationwide.

Drills and scenarios:
1. Learn to safely draw and re-holster.
2. Instinct shooting
3. Point shooting
4. Aimed shooting
5. Front sight drills
6. Failure/malfunction drills
7. Pivot drills
8. Extreme close quarters drills
9. Edge and blunt object threats
10. Extreme weapons clearing techniques
11. Accuracy drills…..out to 50 yards
12. Shooting with one/two hands
13. Support hand shooting
14. Walking laterally while shooting
15. Walking towards the target while shooting
16. Gaining distance from the target while shooting
17. Shooting from cover and concealment
18. Firing from various body positions. Kneeling, squatting, prone, etc.
19. Figure 5 drill on steel target
20. Figure 8 drill on steel target
21. Engaging multiple threats/ multiple shots
22. Threat prioritizing
23. Using a vehicle for cover and concealment
24. Engaging multiple threats in a “parking lot scenario”
25. Firing from the vehicle in the “carjacking scenario”

Trigger Talent is the only school in the area that teaches, from a real vehicle, with live fire, these drills.

Mark Maggos

Mark Maggos

Chief Instructor

National Rifle Association (NRA) Credentials:

  • One of the most accredited NRA Instructors in the area.
  • NRA instructor since 1998.
  • Illinois State Police Certified Instructor.
  • Certified to teach their most advanced courses.
  • Competing with a handgun for over 40 years in; Metallic Silhouette, Long Range Handgun, Bullseye, & IDPA.
  • Trained by America’s Special Forces personnel and elite warriors.
  • Continues to train and learn from the best.

Certified to Teach:

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Personal Protection in the Home (Advanced)
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home (Very Advanced)
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • Illinois State Police Certified CCW Instructor
  • New certification: RTBAV – Refuse To Be A Victim
  • Basic Shotgun

Upcoming Events

8:00 am CCW Day 1 @ Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club
CCW Day 1 @ Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club
Aug 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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8:00 am CCW Day 2 @ Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club
CCW Day 2 @ Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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