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DRAWING FROM THE HOLSTER 101 / Course flier

DESCRPITION: This one hour class gives instruction on various concealed carry methods and equipment. It culminates with static live-fire drills that allow the student to draw from their holster, fire the weapon and safely re-holster.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $39.99 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun, holster, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and hearing protection. .

  • 10 students maximum.


ENGAGING MOVING TARGETS WITH THE HANDGUN / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This one hour class gives instruction on various moving target engagement methods. It culminates with static live-fire drills that allow the student to engage a lateral moving target at 10 yards at various speeds.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $39.99 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun in 9mm, .40 or .45 caliber, holster, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and hearing protection.

  • 6 students maximum.


COMBAT RE-LOADING OF THE HANDGUN / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This one hour class gives instruction on various reloading methods. It culminates with static live-fire drills that allow the student to conduct administrative, tactical and speed reloads during live-fire drills.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $39.99 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Semi-auto pistol, at least two (2) magazines, holster, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and hearing protection.

  • 10 students maximum.


CLEARING STOPPAGES USING A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This one hour class gives instruction on how to clear the various stoppages that can occur while using the semi-automatic pistol. It culminates with static live-fire drills that allow the student to conduct administrative, tactical and speed reloads during live-fire drills.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $39.99 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Semi-auto pistol, holster, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and hearing protection.

  • 10 students maximum.


LOW LIGHT ENGAGEMENTS USING A HANDGUN / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This one hour class gives instruction on how to use light to your advantage. It culminates with static live-fire drills that allow the student to engage adversaries using either a weapon mounted light or flashlight.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $39.99 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun with weapon mounted light or you must bring a flashlight, holster, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye and hearing protection.

  • 10 students maximum.


TACTICAL LIVE-FIRE DECISION MAKING / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This one hour class provides live-fire training using our exclusive DVD based firearms training simulator. Students will be using their own gun and ammo. This interactive training places the student in the most realistic circumstances that can safely be provided using live firearms. These life-sized video simulations provide the student with invaluable insight into how quickly and chaotically dangerous situations develop and the split second decisions that have to be made (shoot or don’t shoot). Not all scenarios are “shoot” scenarios, those that are “shoot” scenarios test the students’ ability to accurately engage the moving human target. This is the most important firearms training that you will ever receive. We highly encourage every CPL holder to take this class at least once a year.   

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $49.99 (includes range fee)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun, holster and 25 rounds of ammunition.

  • 6 students maximum. 


DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SKILLS SEMINAR 1 / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: This 15 hour course meets in three hours increments over the course of 5 weeks. It covers in depth all subject matter listed in our one hour stock classes listed above, and goes far beyond. Subject matter such as mind set, tactics, equipment selection, ammunition selection, what to do after a shooting, multiple adversaries, advanced shooting techniques, and evolutions of fire that test your judgment in the use of deadly force using our exclusive CAPS live-fire training simulator.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $399.00 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun, holster, 200 rounds of ammunition, at least two (2) magazines for semi-auto pistols or a rapid reload device for a revolver, eye and hearing protection..

  • 10 students maximum.


DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SKILLS SEMINAR 2 / Course flier

DESCRIPTION: Instructors from CMI will provide training that goes beyond what is taught in the basic Firearms Safety/CPL courses. Most courses for CPL certification provide minimal training on how to actually carry and safely deploy a concealed pistol as a daily self-defense tool. This course will provide detailed classroom instruction and demonstration of concealed carry equipment. This will include learning to shoot more effectively both strong and off hand, from behind barricades and in low-light conditions. On the range students will receive instruction on how to safely shoot from a variety of disadvantaged positions, in different lighting conditions, while rapidly engaging targets, perform reloads, and properly re-holstering their handguns. Students will also be provided instruction in other advanced shooting techniques including shooting while moving, multiple targets, and engaging moving targets.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $349.00 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun, holster, 200 rounds of ammunition, at least two (2) magazines for semi-auto pistols or a rapid reload device for a revolver, eye and hearing protection..

  •  MUST have attended Defensive Handgun One from Center Mass.


DEFENSIVE HANDGUN SKILLS SEMINARY 3 / Course Flier 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Instructors from CMI will provide training that goes beyond what is taught in the basic Firearms Safety/CPL courses. Most courses for CPL certification provide minimal training on how toactually carry and safely deploy a concealed pistol as a daily self-defense tool. This course will provide detailed classroom instruction and demonstration of strong hand and off-hand / disadvantaged skills and working through malfunctions. This will include learning to shoot more effectively both strong and off hand, from behind barricades and in low-light conditions. On the range students will receive instruction on how to safely shoot from a variety of disadvantaged positions, in different lighting conditions, while rapidly engaging targets, perform reloads, and properly re-holstering their handguns. Students will also be provided instruction in other advanced shooting techniques including shooting while moving, multipletargets, and engaging moving targets while operating one handed.

The student receives a certificate of training.

  • COST: $299.00 (includes range fee and targets)

  • PREREQUISITE: Must possess a valid CPL.

  • EQUIPMENT: Handgun, holster, 200 rounds of ammunition, at least two (2) magazines for semi-auto pistols or a rapid reload device for a revolver, eye and hearing protection.

  •  MUST have attended Defensive Handgun One and Defensive Handgun Two from Center Mass.

  • 10 students maximum.