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Secrets of the Concealed Carry Snub

As profiled in Combat Handguns, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Woman and Guns and S.W.A.T. magazine. Northeastern Tactical Schools' Secrets of the Concealed Carry Snub Revolver presents shooting methods and manipulations unique to the short-barreled revolver. This course is designed to improve the snub owner’s self-defense handgun handling skills. Class topics include:

Class includes:

  • Twenty-five snub advantages
  • Daily function check
  • Snub concealment holsters
  • Snub stocks for self-defensive
  • Gunsmithing recommendations
  • Optimum snub ammunition
  • Contact, grasp and grip mechanics
  • Grip strengthening exercises
  • Concealment draw strokes
  • Six sight picture alternatives
  • Trigger contact mechanics
  • Speed shooting and pacing
  • Unconventional snub manual-of-arms
  • Loose round training exercises
  • Unconscious cylinder indexing
  • Interrupted loading drills
  • Speed Strip loading tactics – (Loaders supplied)
  • Emergence reloading drills
  • Speedloader loading tactics
  • Speedloader comparison drills – (Loaders supplied)
  • Shooting speed improvement drills
  • Contact shooting methods
  • Coat pocket shooting drills
  • Stanford gunfight mindset testing

The class is ideal for any level shooter but shooters must have an understanding of fundamental gun safety as well as the revolver's basic operation. Standard shooting safety equipment is required.

Equipment List:

  • Snub revolver                        (3" or under - any .38 or .357 caliber)
  • A 2nd snub                            (Optional only - but encouraged only if available)
  • A quality holster                     (Does not close up on draw - some are available for loan)
  • A quality belt
  • Ear and eye protection
  • A shooting cap with a baseball-style bill
  • 125 rounds of ammunition   (Better ammo, better training)
  • A disposable pair of pants    (No jeans, and we will be shooting holes in the spare pair)
  • 3 ring notebook                     (No paper needed)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Lunch and snacks                (All lunches are working lunches)
  • Bottled water                        (Every shooter must have water for hydrating on the range)

"Mr. de Bethencourt has decades of experience with the snub-nose revolvers to share. He offers a lively and informative program and will challenge your thinking on these under-rated little guns." - Ralph Mroz, Nationally known firearms writer and Training Director for the Police Officers Safety Association.

Click here to check the schedule for this class

To Register call Angela Fisher at 508-393-5333 ext 20.

Class Payment Policy
Payment needs to be made at the time of registration via credit card. Cash and payment by check will be accepted but must be received in the GOAL office no later than ONE WEEK from the date registration is made. Registration will not be considered complete until payment is received. Payments not received in the office within ONE WEEK from the registration date will result in loss of placement in class.

Cancellation and No Show Policy
If it is necessary for GOAL to cancel or reschedule a course, we will either refund your tuition in full or move you to the next available course.

Student Cancellation
If you need to cancel more than 8 days prior to the start date, we will either refund your tuition less a $25 fee plus mailed materials costs, or, move you to a course which better suits your schedule. If you need to cancel your registration between 7 days and 2 days prior to the course start date, we will either refund your tuition less a 50% penalty, or, move you to a later course. The fee for changing course dates is $35. Should you not show up for the course you registered for, or cancel with less than 2 days warning, you forfeit your tuition. Thank you - The GOAL Staff.

If you have any question on this policy please contact GOAL Director of Training Jon Green.


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