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Introduction to Competitive Handgun Shooting

August 23, 2017 • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Price: $75

Max 10 People

3-Hour Class (2 hours in the class, 1 hour on the range)

Minimum Participants: 5, Maximum Participants: 10



This course will introduce the student to competitive shooting sports using IDPA as a model.  The student will learn how to draw from the holster safely and efficiently while wearing a concealment garment (while in the classroom only).  They will also learn how to reload ‘on the clock’ (while being timed).  Instructors will explain, demonstrate and practice ‘emergency’ and ‘tactical’ reloads.  Students will also be taught how to approach a course of fire efficiently;  how to shoot from cover while ‘slicing the pie’;  how to shoot quickly and accurately while under (time) pressure.  IDPA scoring will be explained and how shooters can use it to their advantage.  

IDPA and USPSA are the major shooting sports in this country and around the world.  The differences will be discussed, but more concentration will be placed on IDPA.


Required Materials:

  • Firearm
  • At least 3 magazines
  • A molded holster to fit your gun (not nylon, must be outside the waistband, NO inside the waistband, cross draw, shoulder, or small of the back holsters permitted)
  • A magazine holder for 2 of their magazines
  • A sturdy belt to support everything
  • A concealment garment (shirt, coat,  jacket, vest or garment that covers the gun – for classroom work only)
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • Minimum of 150 Rounds of Ammunition


Students should already be familiar with their firearm.  Time will NOT be spent on firearm basics.  Classroom time will be spent on learning the mechanics of the sport and then implement those mechanics on the range.  150 rounds of ammo may be required.  All students will be required to have a range card.


Optional Materials:

  • Notepad
  • Pen/Pencil


Payment is required when you register in-store and online.

Nonmembers: $75

Individual & Family Members: 10% OFF

Corporate Members: 15% OFF

VIP Lifetime Members: 20% OFF

Please call guest services with membership number to receive discount code.

You are required to give a 48-hour notice if you are unable to attend the course for which you have registered.  If you fail to give this notice, you will be charged a $25 cancellation/rescheduling fee.


If you need to reschedule your course, this also must be done with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to avoid the cancellation/rescheduling fee.


Questions and comments may be directed to Shelley at Shelley@triangleshootingacademy.com.  Thank you.


August 23, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Shelley Gurley


Triangle Shooting Academy
6501 Mount Herman Road
Raleigh, NC 27617 United States
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(919) 802-2040