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Pistol Fundamentals

  • July 19, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • NW Shooting Range 41544 Upper Calapooia Rd. Sweet Home, OR 97386
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Class Title:

Pistol Fundamentals

Target Audience:

***Law Enforcement Only***

Sponsoring Agency:

Oregon Peace Officers Association, Albany Police Department, Thor Targets,  NW Shooting Range 

Date and Time:

July 19th, 2021  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:30 check-in)


$200 OPOA Members

$225 Non-members

Lunch is not provided, please pack one.

Training Location:

NW Shooting Range

41544 Upper Calapooia Rd.

Sweet Home, OR 97386


Sgt. Buck Pearce, Albany Police

Detective Sam Posthuma, Albany Police 

 DPSST Category: Firearms/Use of Force

Brief Overview:

This course focuses on the fundamentals of handgun deployment.  The purpose of this course is to provide the shooter with the knowledge to be able to self-assess and diagnosis themselves as shooters through the application of handgun fundamentals.  The fundamentals are a necessity to learn at an unconscious level.  This course will provide the new shooter the baseline knowledge needed to perform at that level and it will provide the experienced shooter the opportunity to reinforce and build upon their own skills.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Safety Brief  
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship  
  • Handgun manipulations  
  • Empty and Tactical Reloads  
  • Handgun Malfunctions  
  • Movement  
  • Positional Shooting  
  • Balance of Speed and Accuracy  
  • Target Transitions  
  • Threat discrimination

Contact Information:

Avena Glock at (971) 218-7161 or training1@opoa.info.


  • Handgun with at least 3 magazines  
  • Duty belt setup with holster and magazine pouch  
  • At least 500 rounds of ammunition  
  • 15 handgun dummy rounds  
  • Ear/Eye protection  
  • Weather appropriate gear  
 COVID Information:  Masks are required for this training.  If you are ill, please stay home.


Weather Appropriate.

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