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Ken Hackathorn 2-Day Advanced Handgun - May 14-15, 2011 - Carthage, NC

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    Ken Hackathorn 2-Day Advanced Handgun - May 14-15, 2011 - Carthage, NC


    Ken Hackathorn has served as a US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor, Gunsite Instructor, and NRA Police Firearms Instructor. He is currently an FBI Certified Firearms Instructor, Certified Deputy Sheriff with Washington County SO, Ohio, and a SRT member and Special Response Team trainer. Ken has trained US Military Special Operations forces, Marine FAST and SOTG units and is a contract small arms trainer to FBI SWAT and HRT.

    Ken has provided training to Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies and been active in small arms training for the past 25 years. He has written firearms related material for Guns & Ammo, Combat Handguns, Soldier Of Fortune, and currently American Handgunner and contributed to at least six other gun/shooting journals. Ken was also a founding member of IPSC and IDPA.


    Grey Group Training:

    Ken Hackathorn 2-Day Advanced Handgun - May 14-15, 2011 - Carthage, NC

    **Only for Students who have attended previous defensive pistol training programs. Note: this is not a new or beginners’ level training program. Students should already have an acceptable level of gun handling and marksmanship skills.**

    Day One:
    - Introduction, followed by a lecture on tactical mental applications, legal aspects, and equipment selection.
    - Late morning range drills and review of the ‘key’ advanced shooting principles.
    - Lunch for 45 minutes
    - Return to range for advanced approach to pistol presentation, follow through, and scanning. Turns, pivots, emergency reloads, and multiple targets. Intro to shooting on the move, and related skill drills.
    - Break for Dinner until dusk, then low- light firing techniques, with flashlight and without.

    Day Two:
    - Resume training with continued range sessions to include review, strong and weak hand drills, point shooting, distance/long range, corner drill, skill drills, and evaluation skill drills.
    - Final class review, with key points based upon the students ability to function reflexively.

    Instructor: Ken Hackathorn

    Class dates: May 14-15, 2011

    Cost: $450

    Location: Carthage, NC

    Range facilities:

    Trigger Time Valley Firearms Training Complex
    185 Atkins Lane
    Carthage, NC 28327

    Range website:

    Class size: Maximum sixteen students

    Weapon & Gear Class Requirements:

    - A functional handgun of reputable manufacture.
    - Seasonal weather gear.
    - Functional clothing & footgear.
    - Knee and Elbow pads.
    - Hand held flashlight(s) w/extra batteries.
    - Ballistic Eye protection
    - Ear protection.
    - Know your weapon's zero. Expect to work as close as 3 yards and as far as 50 yards.
    - Have the necessary cleaning tools and maintenance equipment/replacement parts for your weapon(s).
    - Quality holster and magazine pouches. A minimum of 4 ea. 15 rd Magazines, more if you are shooting a single stack handgun.
    - Minimum of 800 rounds of ammunition
    - Be prepared to take notes
    - Good attitude

    To sign-up for this class please use this link to the Grey Group Training website sign-up page for this class;

    If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me;