'G' COURSE ClassROOM & Range Requirements
Course Schedule (First day is mainly Legal, 2nd is Firearms Skills/changes are possible)
Day 1: Introduction/Class Rules, FSS 493, 790, 775 and 776, Legal objectives, Case Law, ect.
Day 2: Firearms Fundamentals, nomenclature and skills test and written test. Firearms simulator if time permits.
Day 3: Range Set-up and Safety Briefing, Dry Fire Drills, 48rd Practice and two 48rd Live Fire qualifications. Higher Score counts.
Students must first meet the requirements listed for certification below before attending one of our courses. In addition, students must have a good working knowledge of the firearms used and the capability to safely and accurately operate them prior to attending our class. Without this basic background, students will find it difficult to keep pace with the instruction, practical exercises, and successfully complete the proficiency assessments. Students who are not able to demonstrate proficiency in the operation of their firearms or commit unsafe acts will be dropped from the school (see equipment/skills preparation section). Students must be physically capable of quickly and safely assuming standing shooting positions and maintaining them for a period of time.
Student Equipment Requirements
The following list applies to ALL classes:
1. Duty Handgun – A double action/single action or striker fired law enforcement duty-type handgun. (No 1911's or single=action type handguns are permitted. No sub-standard make handguns are permitted (No Taurus, Hi-Point, Kel-Tec or any other sub-standard guns allowed) Instructor has final word on what's permitted and if you don't want to rent a suitable firearm from PSG Academy, you will not be able be able to complete the course.
2. Magazines or Speed loaders – If using a semi-automatic, bring a minimum of 3-4 magazines. If using a revolver, bring a minimum of 5 speed loaders.
3. Holster, Belt, Magazine or Speed loader Pouches – The holster must be a duty-type (patrol), strong-side directional draw, equipped with a handgun retention device and securely fastened to the gun belt. No cheap nylon holsters permitted. Drop leg/thigh holsters not permitted.
4. Eye and Ear Protection – Student must wear “wraparound” or “side panel” safety glasses. Prescription glasses may be used if shatterproof and equipped with side shields. Ear plugs or ear muffs (preferred)
5. Knee and Elbow Pads – Knee and elbow pads are optional for kneeling and prone position shooting.
6. Appropriate Clothing – Students should bring appropriate clothing to participate in the range exercises consistent with prevailing weather conditions. Range exercises will be conducted in inclement weather unless a safety hazard exists.
7. Duty flashlight – Law enforcement hand-held duty flashlight capable of one-hand operation.
8. Notebook and Marker – A small pocket spiral notebook, pen or pencil, and a jumbo permanent marker.
9. Cleaning Equipment – Bring cleaning equipment for your firearms.
10. Ball Cap – A baseball type cap with a bill to deflect ejected brass must also be worn.
Applicant must have basic firearms skills & experience from the military, security and/or law enforcement fields. Must be able to participate in training lasting up to 10 1/2 hours per day. Must not have any medical restrictions that prohibit handling a firearm. If you can not pass basic hands-on skills test in the classroom on Day 2, you will not be able to attend Day 3/Range Day. This is not negotiable or refundable. You must pass the Basic Skills Test.
Please make sure to bring your Drivers License or a State Identification Card. For discounts, you must have a Active, Guard, Reserve or Retired Military ID card, Disabled VA ID card or Police ID card or DD Form 214 (or if civilian an NRA/USCCW type training certificate). if you are not a
U.S. Citizen, you must have your Green Card (Permanent Resident ID Card) that shows you have a right to work in the U.S.A.
Required Equipment for RANGE DAY:
We are not sticklers and say you must wear a Combat/Duty type uniform but we suggest you dress Tactical Casual (Tactical pants and t-shirt). If you want to wear jeans or shorts, we just ask that they are worn above or at the hips, no sagging your pants. No one wants to see your stinky drawers. If you show up at our classroom or range and we can see your underwear or your crack and you're not a plumber here to work on our bathroom, we'll ask you to leave. We are a professional school and we ask you to dress professionally so that also means no sandals, slippers, slides or flip flops. Sneakers or boots are the norm, but you will probably get muddy or dusty depending on the season so don't wear your brand new shiny white kicks, they will only get dirty. Also we ask you wear a crew neck t-shirt; no V-necks or open collars as hot brass likes to go down shirts and burn sensitive areas. If you wear a Polo type shirt, make sure to wear a t-shirt underneath it.
MUST HAVES FOR DAY 2 AND RANGE DAY: A Sturdy Belt, a Ball cap, eye & ear protection (safety glasses/goggles, tactical sunglasses). These items are mandatory and if you show up and do not have theses items, you will no be permitted to fire. We do have a limited amount of Eye and Ears for a $5 rental fee.
HIGHLY SUGGESTED ITEMS:
- Rain/cold-weather gear (we train in ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS! If it's rainin', we're trainin'!!)
- Lawn/Camp Chair... to sit on during down time, seating is limited. If you bring your own chair, you always have a place to sit.
- Cooler with bottled water or a jug of water. Bring at least 2 gallons. It will get hot and you will get dehydrated without it.
- A golf or bowling type hand towel. You will get sweaty, your hands may get greasy and very well could get bloody. Bring a towel.
- Your own gun cleaning kit. You will be required to show proficiency in cleaning your firearm as part of the class.
Any agency specific equipment issued to you that you wish to bring. We strongly encourage you to bring and use your normal issued equipment: Firearm, duty gun belt, holster, magazine pouches and any other day to day equipment carried on your duty belt. You train like you fight... so don't use our gear if you have your own. Why would you train with something you're not used to carrying every day? Fight like you train, train like you fight.