Defensive Pistol Training (3 levels)

Defensive Pistol ClassThese are the classes that will not only train you to shoot faster and more accurately; these are the classes that will teach you how to fight with a gun! We will cover “Tactics” as well as the biomechanics of shooting better.

Shooting is a perishable skill, requiring continuous and persistent training to maintain proficiency and accuracy. Many people obtain their License to Carry and never train or take another class thereafter. Tragically, lack of preparation and practice may yield potentially life threatening results. Having a License to Carry does not make one a skilled shooter any more than having a driver’s license makes one a race car driver.
Several classes offered by El Paso LTC to prepare you for real world proficiency include legal aspects and proper tactics for a LTC holder. Once you’ve earned your License to Carry, it is strongly recommended that you continue learning, training, and practicing.

 

Student Reviews:

Christy Wilke:  Ben keeps drilling you on safety maneuvers. You know what to practice when you leave the class. I liked the close contact practice the most. I felt comfortable learning with the one on one attention he gives to you even in a group lesson. He explains exactly why he is teaching you each method and goes over why you may not want to try other methods. Very knowledgeable!!

 Evelyn Guzman : This course is absolutely recommended. You learn so much and see results immediately. I grew up with rifles and purchased my first gun however I wasn’t nearly as familiar with pistols as I was with rifles. Ben goes over all the safety techniques (which I found out I have some bad habits to break) and how to properly hold, shoot, and the whole bit. We went through different stances and draws. By the end of the class my draw time and accuracy were already so much better. So glad I took the course and recommend it even for experienced people.
 
Diana M Rink: I came into Bens Defensive Pistol 101 Course as a complete Pistol newbie. I had never handled or shot one before, his significant emphasis on safety made me very comfortable. He watches you closely and continually corrects actions that can put you and those around you in danger. I really cannot emphasize enough how important it is for an instructor to do that. The camaraderie in the class was great as well and I walked away feeling much more confident with a new enthusiasm for taking as many courses as I can and exploring firearms more. If your thinking about it, just do it, take the course no matter your level of experience.

Celina Hernandez: I signed up for Ben’s class because 6 years ago I lost my husband to cancer and felt that my children and I needed to learn how to use a fire arm in case of an emergency. Since I do have a gun in my home I felt that it was important that my children learn about gun safety as well as knowing how to use a firearm and respect it. Ben’s class taught valuables lessons that will stay with us forever. He was extremely professional and a special thanks to Melissa and Peter because they took my children under their wing to make sure that they were safe for the entirety of the class. I now have confidence that if an emergency were to occur my children will be able to respond accordingly with a fire arm. Per my 13 year old son he said,”This is a great class with great teachers. They corrected my mistakes and kept me and my family safe.” My 10 year old daughter wants to know when we are going back. Thank you Ben, Melissa, and Peter. Thank you El Paso License to carry! I highly recommend this class to everyone.

Nick Ortega: I took Ben’s Defensive Pistol 101 class a few weekends ago. I have been doing shooting for over 30 years, but definitely learned a few new things. I also took the class with a mother and two children. Safety was definitely the importance of the course. I highly recommend this course for new shooters who want to pick up some safety handling and training skills or to skilled shooters looking to fine tune their drawing and shooting skills. A+ JOB!

Carlos Nouel: I signed up for Ben’s License to Carry (LTC) class in January 2016. Ben was very professional and knowledgeable. He made the class very interesting and easy. The shooting part was super cool. He also has two safety officers who were also very knowledgeable and professional. The entire crew was very helpful, and they really wanted us to succeed. I also found out that Ben has a Defensive Pistol Class 101, and I signed up for that class too. My wife and I attended Ben’s Defensive Pistol Class 101, and oooooooohhhhhh my goodness! My wife is now comfortable with her pistol. We both now know how to clear the different types of malfunctions we would encounter. We learned safety, and shooting from different positions. It was very fun. Ben and his two safety officers helped each student one on one, and when every one was ready we performed as a group. This is the best!

Paul Blakely: My daughter, my wife and I attended the Defensive Pistol 101 class recently. Ben’s knowledge, teaching style and patience made this the perfect class for us . From beginner to experienced shooter the class is a valuable step in safe responsible pistol use.

Sarah Ashley: The Defensive Pistol 101 class with Ben was outstanding. I have been shooting for awhile but his class taught me a whole new skill set. We learned how to shoot from several different positions, reloading, and shooting from a draw. He was able to give great pointers and individual attention to every student and his classroom combined with hands on training made sure I thoroughly learned all aspects of the class. I would highly recommend Ben’s defensive pistol 101 course to anyone who wants to improve their shooting skills.

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Defensive Pistol 101 – 8 hours, 200 rounds

Please check out our class review here (click on “Most Recent” to see all of the reviews)

Cost of the Class is $150/person, $250/couple (husband and wife) or $250 /person when signed up both 101 and 102 at the same time.
A $25 discount available for people sign up for both DP 101 and DP102 together, couples (husband and wife), Active Military or Spouse, Veterans or Spouse, LEO Spouse, First Responders, Individuals with Active Restraint Order against another person and Seniors (65 year or older).
 
Sunday, October 22, 2017 (8 am – 5 pm) Full
Sunday, November 5, 2017 (8 am – 5 pm)
Saturday, December 16, 2017 (8 am – 5 pm)
Sunday, January 7, 2018
(El Paso location will be provided upon registration)
 

Prerequisite:

In an effort to minimize the chances of training criminals and terrorists, a possession of a Texas LTC license, any other State issued CCW license, Active Military ID, Retired Military, First Responder ID, LEOs and Spouses is required. 

 

Children Attending the class:

We have trained many children with their parents also in the class. Minimal age for children to attend the Defensive Pistol class 101 is 10 with exceptional attention to details.  The children must be well behaved, able to following instruction precisely and have great attention span. 
Please email me at ben at epltc dot com if you have been vetted in other ways.
Students will should bring a pistol (a semi-auto, .380 ACP or larger or a revolver, 38 Special or larger) and a back up pistol if available (rental available if needed).  Eye, ear protection, hat, semi-auto or revolver and specified ammo amount, sturdy gun belt, strong side belt outside of belt (OWB) holster, or inside the waist band (IWB) holster or duty holster only (no shoulder, AIWB, Cross Draw or any other holsters) and ammo carriers (mag pouches) for two magazines (at least 3 magazines).  Please note all holster must be rigid and retain its shape and no soft, one size fits all holster will be allowed. In addition, SnapCaps, lounge chair, drinks, lunch, ice chest and sunshades are recommended.

Renting the full-size Glock 17, 19, ,26, 22, 23, 27 Rig

(Glock pistol, holster, 3 magazine and two mag pouches) for $20
You can also purchase 200 rounds of 9mm ammo for $60

 

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact Rig Rental

(for youngster, a beginner or for someone who has difficulty racking the slide)

We now have the perfect pistol for youngster (10 years or older), beginner and people have hard time racking a slide.  We have added a Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact pistol, holster, 3 magazines, two mag pouches to our training rental inventory. It is available for rent of $25/day for students signed up for our training classes.  You can also purchase 325 rounds of 22LR ammo for $25

 

*  Stance                                                                   *  Grip
*  Recoil Management                                             *  The Daddy Steps                                           
*  Verbal Commands                                               *   Concealment vs. Cover
*  Draw from Holster by Steps                                *  Reloading from Mag Pouch
*  Draw from Concealment Garment                       *  Trigger Prep
*  Trigger Press                                                        *  Trigger Reset
*  Handgun Manipulations                                       *  Accuracy/Marksmanship
*  Handgun Retention                                              *  One Hole Drill
*  Shooting from contact distance to 15 yards      * CQC Shooting
*  Multiple Targets                                                     *  Shooting Under Stress                                
*  Malfunction Types                                                 *  Malfunction Remedies

 

Cost of the Class is $150/person, $250/couple (husband and wife) or $250 /person when signed up both 101 and 102 at the same time.
A $25 discount available for people sign up for both DP 101 and DP102 together, couples (husband and wife), Active Military or Spouse, Veterans or Spouse, LEO Spouse, Individuals with Active Restraint Order against another person and Seniors (65 year or older).

Registration:

Please pay for the course below then email us your name, phone #, equipment list (let me know if you wish to rent the “Rig” above or if you may need ammo) and experience.


Please select one:



Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds is available from the vendor you purchased the course if cancellation request is received 2 weeks prior to the class date. Rescheduling is available if cancellation request is received after the 2-week full refund date.

 

 

Defensive Pistol 102 – 8 hours, 200 rounds ammo (Maximum 8 Student)

Newly revised course that will spend about 30% of the time on CQC (Close Quarters Combat) defense techniques

*  Pre-Attack Indicators                                  *  Handgun Retention Techniques
*  Handgun Disarming Techniques               *  Support Side Defense
*  Shooting from Retention                            *  Intro to Edge Weapon Defense

 

Please check out our class review here (click on “Most Recent” to see all of the reviews)

Cost of the Class is $150/person or $250/couple (husband and wife)
A $25 discount available for people sign up for both DP 101 and DP102 together, couples (husband and wife), Active Military or Spouse, Veterans or Spouse, LEO Spouse, First Responders, Individuals with Active Restraint Order against another person and Seniors (65 year or older).
 
Sunday, January 7, 2018
(8 am – 5 pm)
(El Paso location will be provided upon registration)

 

Prerequisite:

1.  Defensive Pistol 101 or equivalent (any reputable training school/instructor or experience). Please attach your course completion certificate or description of your experience with your registration (see below). 
2.  In an effort to minimize the chances of training criminals and terrorist, a possession of a Texas LTC license, any other State issued CCW license, Active Military ID, Retired Military, First Responder ID, LEOs and Spouses is required.
Please email me at ben at epltc dot com if you have been vetted in other ways or have taken an equivalent class.
Students will should bring a pistol (a semi-auto, .380 ACP or larger or a revolver, 38 Special or larger) and a back up pistol if available (rental available if needed).  Eye, ear protection, hat, semi-auto or revolver and specified ammo amount, sturdy gun belt, strong side belt outside of belt (OWB) holster, or inside the waist band (IWB) holster or duty holster only (no shoulder, AIWB, Cross Draw or any other holsters) and ammo carriers (mag pouches) for two magazines (at least 3 magazines).  Please note all holster must be rigid and retain its shape and no soft, one size fits all holster will be allowed. In addition, SnapCaps, lounge chair, drinks, lunch, ice chest and sunshades are recommended.
 
This is an 8-hour intermediate pistol fighting class that consists of spending the entire 8 hours at the range shooting and training. Topics include:
*  Transition to Precision Shots                                   *  Unsighted Shooting  (using my Glock 17 with no sights on it)
*  Shooting from Retention                                           *  Shooting with Hostage Targets
*  Ball and Dummy Drill                                                 *  Get Off the X
*  Multiple Targets                                                          *  Tactical Priority
*  Emergency Reload                                                     *  Tactical Reload
*  Trigger Manipulation and Reset                                *  Contact Distance Shooting
*  Malfunction Types                                                      *  Malfunction Remedies
*  Shooting from Tactical Positions                             *  After Action Drill
*  Shooting while Moving                                              *  Shoot from Barricade
*  Support Hand Shooting                                             *  Firing Hand Shooting
*  Mirror Image Shooting                                               *  Shooting from Kneeling
*  Tueller Drill                                                                  *  5X5 Drill

 

Cost of the Class is $150/person or $250/couple (husband and wife)

A $25 discount available for people sign up for both DP 101 and DP102 together, couples (husband and wife), Active Military or Spouse, Veterans or Spouse, LEO Spouse, Individuals with Active Restraint Order against another person and Seniors (65 year or older).

Registration:

Please pay for the course below then email us your name, phone #, equipment list and experience.

Please select one



Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds is available from the vendor you purchased the course if cancellation request is received 2 weeks prior to the class date. Rescheduling is available if cancellation request is received after the 2-week full refund date.

 

 

Defensive Pistol 103 – 8 hours, 400 rounds ammo (Maximum 8 Student)

(available first quarter in 2018)

($175/person or $300/couple-Maximum 8 Students)
This is a “Special” Advance class, we will schedule it when there is enough interest.  Please email us with your personal contact info and shooting experience at ben at epltc dot com if interested
Date to be Determined from 1:00 PM to 9 PM
(El Paso location will be provided upon registration)

Prerequisite:

In an effort to minimize the chances of training criminals and terrorist, a possession of a Texas LTC license, any other State issued CCW license, Active Military ID, Retired Military, First Responder LEOs and Spouses is required. In addition, an intermediate or advance pistol course completion is also required.  Please email me at ben at epltc dot com
Please email me at ben at epltc dot com if you have been vetted in other ways or have taken an equivalent class.
Students will should bring a pistol (a semi-auto, .380 ACP or larger or a revolver, 38 Special or larger) and a back up pistol if available (rental available if needed).  Eye, ear protection, hat, semi-auto or revolver and specified ammo amount, sturdy gun belt, strong side belt outside of belt (OWB) holster, or inside the waist band (IWB) holster or duty holster only (no shoulder, AIWB, Cross Draw or any other holsters) and ammo carriers (mag pouches) for two magazines (at least 3 magazines).  Please note all holster must be rigid and retain its shape and no soft, one size fits all holster will be allowed. In addition, SnapCaps, lounge chair, drinks, lunch, ice chest and sunshades are recommended.

 

This is an 8-hour intermediate pistol class that consists of spending the entire 8 hours at the range shooting and training. Topics include:
* Shooting Hostage Targets                                 *  Shooting on the Move
*  Shooting Moving Targets                                  *  Cognitive Shooting
*  Support Hand Shooting                                     *  Mirror Image Shooting
*  Slicing the Pie                                                       *  Barricade Shooting

 

*  Defensive Ammo at Night                                  *  One-hand Malfunction Clearance
*  Handgun Retention                                             *  Handgun Disarming
 

Registration:

Please pay for the course below then email us your name, phone #, equipment list and experience.

Cost of the Class is $175/person or $300/couple (husband and wife)


Please select one: