Classes for Hillsdale Students

Pistol

Pistol is a one-credit sports studies course. Classes are two hours long and meet once a week for eight weeks. Safety and shooting equipment is provided for dry- and live-fire exercises. Introduction to Shooting Sports is the class’s only prerequisite.

The fundamental skills taught in this course provide a foundation for those wanting to pursue pistol-shooting activities at other facilities. Practical/tactical gun skills, such as moving to engagement, speed loading, target acquisition, and rapid-fire, are not covered.

Week Description
Week 1:Mandatory safety briefing
Week 2:The parts and proper operating of a pistol, shooting fundamentals, and dry-fire exercises
Week 3:Air range time with emphasis on range-specific protocol, shooting positions, sight alignment, and trigger control
Weeks 4-8:Outdoor range time with emphasis on shooting positions, sight alignment, and trigger control using .22 caliber pistols
Weeks 7-8:Introduction of target games

Instructor must verify that students have participated and learned the skills required to move forward each week.