201 - Combat Pistol

This 8 hour course is THE prerequisite for all other Advanced Handgun courses with Delaware Tactical. You must complete this course or show a certificate of training from another reputable in order to be eligible to attend other training courses offered by Delaware Tactical. We use a training program and philosophy that is unique and second to none. Our Combat Handgun course prepares you to prevail in a real world violent confrontation. We do no teach target shooting, we teach you how to fight with your firearm.

This is the beginning step in learning how to fight with your firearm and the first step in personal defense with a handgun. Whether you rarely handle a firearm or you have been shooting all of your life, you will learn the skill sets and fundamentals of defending yourself with a firearm.

This course is much more then teaching you how to press a trigger. We will teach you about mindset, situational awareness, shot avoidance, psychological and physiological effects of a deadly force encounter, statistics to make you smarter and more aware as well how to create solid neural pathways that help you respond under stress, the role and attributes of the handgun, legal aspects of deadly force, anatomical stopping power and mental conditioning for combat.

Live fire drills will include both one- and two-handed shooting,  loading and reloading, clearing malfunctions, using both eyes instead of one, all at a variety of ranges and from a variety of shooting positions. We do this by applying solid combat fundamentals, common sense techniques and safety.

You will leave with homework/dry practice and recommendations/ consideration for you to conduct your dry practice drills safely and efficiently.


This course meets the requirements for LEVEL 1 - GOLD - PLATINUM and ELITE shooting qualifications.


Equipment list:
  • One (1) open mind
  • A Fighting Pistol - no revolvers
  • 300 rounds of quality ammo No Reloads
  • Strong side belt holster
  • Eye Protection - we can provide
  • Ear Protection - we can provide
  • Sturdy gun belt (double thickness, dept store belts are INFERIOR)
  • Minimum of 3 magazines, if you use low capacity magazines consider bringing 4-6 magazines
  • Magazine pouch recommended but not necessary
  • Raingear (We shoot rain or shine)
  • Hat and sunblock

Failing to bring the equipment mentioned could result in you having to reschedule your training day. We do NOT give refunds but we will allow you to reschedule.

Course cost $250.00