Indoor Range Practice Sessions

In response to queries and comments about the Pistol Practice Program, I have created a downloadable eBook called Indoor Range Practice Sessions. It is structured as a PDF eBook that you can download to your smartphone or tablet and take with you to the range. That way you always have your practice session with you. Most (99%) gunowners only have access to an indoor range, so the Sessions are designed with this limitation in mind.

The book contains 12 Practice Sessions and 12 Courses of Fire from various States for their weapons carry licensing process. The Sessions are designed to progressively increase in difficulty so when done in sequence they challenge shooters without overwhelming them. The Courses of Fire were chosen to be complementary to a respective Practice Session. Each Session or Course of Fire is 50 rounds or less. They are all structured to maximize the effectiveness of your range time. It also contains sections on:

  • Four Rules of Safe Gunhandling
  • Gripping the Autoloading Pistol Properly
  • Trigger Manipulation
  • Using the Sights
  • Use of Force philosophy
  • and more!

There are considerably more restrictions placed on shooters at indoor ranges than at outdoor ranges. These Sessions were designed with those restrictions in mind. For example, most indoor ranges do not allow drawing from the holster, so the Sessions work on the general idea that no drawing is possible. Similarly, multiple target arrangements are not possible when shooting in a booth at an indoor range, so the Sessions do not include multiple targets.

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These Sessions are intended for people who have purchased a firearm for personal protection. They are directed toward newer gunowners; however, ‘newer’ is a relative term. Many people who have owned, and perhaps shot, firearms for years aren’t as proficient as they think they are. Being a hunter, military veteran, security guard, or even police officer is no guarantee of being competent with a pistol. The difference in contexts is huge and often misunderstood.

Learning to shoot is an ongoing process. A misunderstanding that people have is thinking they can take a short training course, attend a seminar, or read a book and then feel they are ‘trained’ or ‘knowledgeable.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. We can only absorb so much information at one time. If we don’t practice what we’ve learned, that skill or knowledge slips away quickly. Repetitive reinforcement of our learning is key to developing and maintaining skill.

The eBook is available for download HERE.

14 responses

  1. […] Source: Indoor Range Practice Sessions […]

  2. Claude, besides the gun-handling, are there significant differences in terms of learning objectives from the PPP? I am dealing with some family health issues and not getting as much range time as I’d like. I had some thoughts of using the PPP with a laser tracker program at home (weekly) and your new program at the range once or twice a month. I know I’m a little less sharp rcontrast get now so basics/fundamentals are probably a good focus.

    1. Some of the feedback I received about PPP was “there’s a whole lot of information in it” and some people found it overwhelming and intimidating. I simplified the drills and cut out the scenarios and dryfire. For those who already have the PPP, as long as you’re comfortable with it, I would say stick with that and adapt it to your needs as necessary.

  3. […] I have made a small update to my Indoor Range Practice Sessions eBook. The download now also includes a separate Excel worksheet for logging the results of your […]

  4. Reblogged this on Women and Guns and commented:
    Great Drill from the Tactical Professor!

  5. […] can be shot in an indoor range that doesn’t allow for movement or drawing from a holster. Claude Werner’s got a bunch of them in his book, maybe you can steal a few and turn them over to your […]

  6. […] Indoor Range Practice Sessions […]

  7. […] is better that nothing. Claude Werner, the Tactical Professor, has an e-book of drills that will increase defensive pistol skills but yet can still can be practiced on the indoor range, and to the best of my knowledge, he’s the first one to realize that not everyone hangs out […]

  8. […] to anyone who wants to get better at shooting, but isn’t sure where to start, and have them buy his book on effective practice on an indoor range. It’s […]

  9. […] Werner’s new E-Book, Indoor Range Practice Sessions, is designed to fill in the knowledge gap between what is taught in a concealed carry class and […]

  10. […] quality reference for this topic is Claude Werner’s ebook titled “Indoor Range Practice Sessions.” Claude details 24 different shooting drills and qualification courses that can be adapted to […]

  11. This is not just 24 drills. It’s 5x that. Do them with strong hand, strong hand only, weak hand, weak hand only, strong-low light, weak-low light, etc. Such a great resource – thank you Professor!

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