Working from the Holster Class is the next logical step in learning defensive/competition handgun skills after learning the basics. This class teaches students to safely and deliberately present the firearm from the holster and onto target while following proper safety guidelines. Once a student has achieved the certification from completing this class, students can use the CGW Range for the continued practice of working from the holster.
All students must meet the following requirements before attending the Working from the Holster Class.
- Own their own defensive firearm and a proper holster. For the purpose of this class, and the safety of other students, we only allow on the hip strong side holsters, preferably Kydex or a blend of leather and Kydex.
- Have attended a CGW 4hr defensive pistol, fundamentals of dynamic focus shooting or equvilant.
- Be able to keep the finger straight and maintain muzzle consciousness at all times while shooting.
- Have electronic hearing protection. Students can bring personal hearing protection or purchase at pro shop
- Have adequate eye protection.
If potential students have not attended a CGW Basic Handgun Class, students may bypass this requirement if they can demonstrate proficiency in the basics of firearms manipulation with an adequate knowledge of the three basic firearm safety rules. Students must show their proficiency to the instructor prior to taking the class. It will be the instructor’s decision alone if potential students can show proper safety protocols.
Items of Note
After completing the Working from the Holster Class, we highly recommend students to continue training and developing skills by attending CGW Intermediate and Advanced Handgun Courses.
If you are interested in attending the Working from the Holster Class, but you have not previously attended a formal type of basic handgun training, we highly recommend attending the CGW Basic Handgun.
Once a student has completed the Working from the Holster Class and has earned the certification, it is at the instructor’s or CGW Range Staff’s discretion to revoke said certification. Certification will be removed if the student shows a lack of proper safety protocol with repeated warnings from a Range Safety Officer.