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Please note, for full refunds you must give written notice of intent to cancel 28 days prior to the course date.
If cancelling 14 days prior to course date you will be entitled to a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 14 days of course date will not be refunded.
No transfers or range credits will be granted with cancellations.


The introduction to tactical carbine and pistol course is designed to significantly increase the skill level of any marksman utilizing a semi-automatic carbine and pistol. The course will consist of approximately 1 hour of instruction on firearm safety, firearm operation, and the safe and correct way to handle and operate both weapon systems on and off the range. The initial instruction will be followed by 13 hours of gradually perplexing drills that involve a variety of shooting positions, distances and speed work. These drills will primarily originate from the standing position and are designed to improve both speed and accuracy. Upon completion of this course the student will have a thorough understanding of firearm safety, firearm operation, and the ability to engage multiple targets with multiple shots.
Course Objective: The student will gain a high level of confidence in the safe handling and operation of an AR-15 type rifle and pistol which will in turn show substantial improvement in accuracy and speed of target engagement.
Enabling Objectives:
  • General firearms safety
  • Verify safe, loading, unloading procedure, and proper clearing of     weapons
  • Operation and manipulation of the AR-15 type rifle and pistol
  • Sights, zeroing considerations and techniques, slings, and equipment placement
  • Reloading and malfunction drills
  • Fundamentals of rifle and Pistol marksmanship
  • Shooting positions
  • Multiple target engagements

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of firearms safety and operation.
Training schedule: Show time is 8:30 am with instruction starting at 9:00 am and ending at 4 pm. A one hour period is allotted for lunch.
Individual equipment (Student Furnished):
  • Carbine with 3 magazines and sling
  • Optical sight for carbine (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Pistol with 3 magazines and holster
  • Belt, LBE or protective vest
  • Magazine pouches (pistol and rifle)
  • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
  • Hat/Gloves  
  • Weapon cleaning kit (with oil for carbine)  
  • Eye and ear protection  
  • Water/food (1hr lunch break)
  • Sun screen   
  • Rain gear

Ammo requirements (Student Furnished): 900 rounds of rifle, and 800 rounds of pistol ammunition per person.
Course includes: 14 hours of instruction and a Gamut Resolutions certificate of completion.



Randy Cain's most popular 3-day course is a complete introduction to the defensive use of the handgun. The comprehensive curriculum encompasses all elements of the 'ModernTechnique of the Pistol' and introduces new concepts in tactical applications. The format provides a base in the fundamentals of marksmanship, tactical manipulation, the draw stroke, malfunction clearance, weapon retention, shooting on the move, moving targets, alternate tactical body positions, low-light shooting, and mental conditioning. Other topics include basic one man tactics, working with a partner, and an introduction to team tactics. This course is appropriate for beginners and is also recommended as a refresher for those with experience.

Ammunition Requirement: 600 Rounds





In contact there is control and with stability speed. In all there are fourteen factors that affect your performance in firearms response to an active threat. Each factor has a time element which determines tactical advantage. Hands-to-Guns addresses each of these factors and reduces those time elements to give you the tactical advantage.

The average personal attack unfolds in under two seconds. Response time is measured at an estimated 4.0 seconds from awareness to first round on confirmed threat from concealment. Do the math! How can you go from threat recognition to first round downrange in the least amount of time? How can you develop the critical fundamentals of handgun shooting as applied to your own personal defense? You will find the answers here from the very best in the business.

Whether you are civilian (open or concealed carry) or law enforcement (on or off duty), this training is designed for both armed and unarmed response versus single or multiple attackers and is essential to anyone anticipating engagement of a physical threat at close quarters and under duress.

Yes, you shoot on a flat range to develop your firearms handling and marksmanship skills, and of course you train in defensive tactics, but never the two worlds shall meet, that is, until circumstances demand you go from hands-on to guns and vice versa. Effective transition from hand-to-hand to hand-to-gun at extreme close quarters and under duress is a skill that is developed only by professional instruction and supervised repetition. No live fire – all you need is your training blue/ red gun (inert training handgun replica/ SIRT OK) and matching OWB/ IWB holster.