HITS First Responder Pistol, 21-22 May Culpeper, VA

John Murphy

I am hosting Wayne and Darryl of HITS at my range in Culpeper 21-22 May. Cost is $450, with 700 rounds required.

Designed to provide well trained citizens with the tools necessary to prevail in all aspects of a lethal force encounter

About this event​

This class is a comprehensive, intensively fundamental and professionally relevant presentation for the use of the service pistol in self-defense and law enforcement service. This training will be appropriate for those who have CCWs/CHLs and desire a solid grounding in the use of the pistol in real world self-defense; for the law enforcement officer/trainer who desires to enhance their level of professional knowledge and competence with their duty pistol and the private citizen who has some skill and knowledge with the handgun, but desires to travel the path to full competence with the defensive pistol.

Topics to be presented include:
• The Combat Triad of mindset, marksmanship and manipulations
• Firearm safety considerations for the real world use of the tactical pistol
• Hardwired responses with the service handgun, including real world marksmanship, mental preparation and handling skills techniques
• The Two Seconds Standards, a new approach to street relevant pistol skills
• Single and multiple threat engagement options
• Tactical movement techniques
• Assessments of individual skillsets and plans to improve those capabilities
• Intensive drill work to “hardwire” the brain for responses needed for the student to prevail in street encounters…not just survive

This class will be taught by principal HiTS Instructors Wayne Dobbs and Darryl Bolke, whose bios can be viewed at HiTS | (site is under construction, but bios are viewable).

Equipment List:
• Reliable service pistol of 9mm or larger caliber
• At least three functional magazines, with five or more being optional
• Outside the waistband holster, preferably of Kydex type construction (No SERPA holsters, unless a mandated issue holster; NO inside the waistband holsters); LE officers are encouraged to use their duty rigs, whether uniform or plainclothes type
• Magazine pouches to carry at least two magazines on the belt
• A sturdy belt to support the holster and mag pouches without sagging or slipping
• Optional: 10 dummy training rounds (not home fabricated reload type), such as ST Action Pro or similar
• Eye and ear protection (electronic ear protection preferable if available)
• Baseball type hat
• Closed toed footgear
• Clothing appropriate to the weather
• Shorts are acceptable as long as they have loops that will accommodate the equipment bearing belt; no tank tops
• Water, snacks, personal items to include a minor personal first aid kit (“owie” kit)
• Note taking material
• Good attitude and willingness to learn
• 700 rounds of reliable ammunition (minimum)

This class will be run with a 360-degree hot range mentality, and safety is paramount. A majority of the course will focus on surgical shooting within the critical two-second window. We will cover the entire Combat Triad of Mindset, Marksmanship and Gun Handling as equal parts. Threat evaluation skills will also be heavily emphasized.

Register here!