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2021 Instructor Led Training Classes

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2021 PGC Instructor Led Classes
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NRA Basic Pistol  (6/6/21, 8/1/21, 12/5/21)
NRA Defensive Pistol  (6/12/21, 8/8/21, 12/12/21)
SC CWP  (4/25/21, 6/27/21)
Personal Protection Inside The Home  (4/18/21)
Personal Protection Outside The Home  (8/15/21)
Personal Protection Outside The Home Advanced  (8/22/21)
NRA Basic Rifle  (6/6/21, 10/3/21, 12/5/21)
Advanced Marksmanship (2-day Class)
(3/21/21 & 4/18/21 — 5/21/21 & 6/13/21 — 9/19/21 & 10-17-21)
Precision Rifle (4 day class)
(4/10/21, 4/11/21, 5/1/21, 5/2/21 & 10/2/21, 10/3/21, 11/6/21, 11/7/21)
NRA Reloading
PGC Stop The Bleed Course

Pistol Classes:
Mike Quigley  (843) 847-1268  Click Here To Send Mike an Email

NRA Basic Rifle:
Chris Mantooth  (843) 813-2409  Click Here To Send Chris an Email

Advanced Marksmanship:
Harry Nettles  (843) 514-1448  Click Here To Send Harry an Email

NRA Reloading:
Rene Bollenger  (843) 814-8133  Click Here To Send Rene an Email

Instructor lead classes offered at PGC are available to all PGC Members and their direct family members and invited guests. These provide opportunities to learn, brush up, or review skills, and are also an excellent way to introduce family members and provide a solid foundation in a variety of shooting disciplines.

Direct Family Members include: Spouse, grandparents, parents, children, children's spouses, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren.

Invited Guests are those whom a member has recommended. These could be a friend, relative who is not a direct member, neighbor, workmate, or other acquaintance.

Note: Individuals on the membership wait list may attend classes at the member rate.

In the NRA Basic Shooting classes (Pistol & Rifle) the club provides guns, ammunition, and written training materials. The students provide a good attitude, hearing and eye protection. In the NRA reloading class the club provides all required materials as well.


NRA Basic Pistol

•  Objectives: To learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
•  Prerequisite: None
•  Age: Children may attend with their parents at their discretion.
•  Class Length: 8 to 10 hours
•  Maximum Size: 8 - May vary depending on the number of instructors available.
•  Equipment Needed: Eye and ear protection.
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Provided: .22 Semi-Automatic Pistols and Ammunition are provided as part of the course. Students may
•  bring their own .22 handguns to use after demonstrating the basics with club guns.
•  Cost: $25 PGC Members / $50 Non-Members.
•  Certificate: Yes, NRA Basic Pistol



NRA Defensive Pistol

•  Objectives: To develop the knowledge, skills and attitude to carry and use a Concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. This course focuses on technique and the development of a defensive mindset. It is NRA's response to developing skills in people of good repute that seek training to obtain their concealed firearms permits or practice their skills and are willing to take the next step beyond the basics. The goal of the course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. This course includes specific instruction on drawing a handgun from a concealed holster. While not a prerequisite for the club’s South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit course, it is highly recommended that students take this course prior to the CWP course.

This course does not meet the requirements to obtain a SC CWP.

•  Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course certificate, Concealed Weapon Permit, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, or military DD 214, or a recommendation from a PGC Pistol Competition Match Director.
•  Age: Minimum 18
•  Maximum Class Size: 8
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Needed:
    1. Quality Pistol appropriate for concealed carry; Center Fire handguns holding at least 5 rounds
    2. Quality Strong Side Hip Holster; recommend form fitted leather or Kydex, the holster must cover trigger/trigger guard
    3. Quality Belt, designed to carry a holster and a firearm.
    4. 200 rounds of factory ammunition
    5. Spare magazines or speed loaders with appropriate pouches. Students should have at least two spares.
    6. Clothing appropriate for concealed carry & the weather
    7. Eye & ear protection
•  Cost to Student: $25/$50
•  Certificate: NRA Course Completion Certificate
•  Textbooks: Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.



SC Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP)

•  Satisfies all Permit Requirements.
•  Objectives: To satisfy the South Carolina training and practical requirements for a Concealed Weapons Permit and gun handling skills that include safely presenting a pistol from concealed carry holster and shooting from concealment. The student is expected to be proficient at the use and operation of their handgun; there will be no coaching or training provided during the range period. Additionally, it is expected that all students will be proficient at competently and safely presenting the handgun from a concealed holster. It is highly recommended that students take the NRA Defensive Pistol class prior to this class to ensure they have received training on presenting a handgun from a concealed holster. Students who are not proficient, or who are unsafe while drawing their pistol from the holster will be dismissed from class.
•  Prerequisites: Basic Pistol Course. (See discussion of expectations above)
•  Age: Minimum 18
•  Class Length: 8 to 10 hours
•  Maximum Size: 8 - May vary depending on the number of instructors available.
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Needed: Eye and Ear protection, a modern handgun suitable for self-defense with strong side holster suitable for concealment, 100 rounds of factory ammunition and spare magazines. Note: target pistols and rimfire pistols are not suitable.
•  Certificate: Yes, a club certificate is awarded. And on satisfactory completion the instructor will sign the appropriate portions of the SLED forms to apply for a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit.
•  Textbooks: Locally prepared student notebook.



Personal Protection Inside The Home

•  Objectives: This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family in the home, and provides information on the law-abiding individual's right to self-defense. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.
•  Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, Concealed Weapon Permit, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, or military DD 214, or a recommendation from a PGC Pistol Competition Match Director.
•  Age: Minimum 18
•  Maximum Class Size: 8
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Needed:
    1. A modern defensive handgun
    2. 100 rounds of factory ammunition.
•  Cost to Student: $25/$50
•  Certificate: NRA Course Completion Certificate
•  Textbooks: Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.



Personal Protection Outside The Home

•  Objectives: To develop in students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.
•  This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family in the home, and provides information on the law-abiding individual's right to self-defense. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for safety outside the home and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.
•  Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, Concealed Weapon Permit, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, or military DD 214, or a recommendation from a PGC Pistol Competition Match Director.
•  Age: Minimum 18
•  Maximum Class Size: 8
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Needed:
    1. Quality Pistol appropriate for concealed carry – recommend minimum of 9mm or .38 Special
    2. Quality Strong Side Hip Holster – recommend form fitted leather or Kydex, must cover trigger/trigger guard
    3. Quality Belt, designed to carry a holster and a firearm strongly recommended
    4. 200 rounds of factory ammunition
    5. Spare magazines or speed loaders with appropriate pouches – at least two spares.
    6. Clothing appropriate for concealed carry & the weather
    7. Eye & ear protection
•  Cost to Student: $25/$50
•  Certificate: NRA Course Completion Certificate
•  Textbooks: Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.



Basic Rifle

•  Objectives: To learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a rifle safely.
•  Prerequisite: None
•  Class Length: 8 to 9 hours
•  Maximum Size: 6
•  Equipment Needed: Eye and ear protection.
•  Minimum Class Size: 3
•  Equipment Provided: .22 rifles and ammunition are provided as part of the course.
•  Cost: $25 PGC Members / $50 Non-Members.
•  Certificate: Yes, NRA Basic Rifle
•  Textbooks: Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Rifle Shooting, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.



Advanced Marksmanship

•  Objectives: To certify experience rifle marksman's desiring to become certified to shoot long range beyond 200 yards.
•  Prerequisite: NRA Basic Rifle class recommended but not required. Suitable rifle zeroed at one hundred yards.
•  Age: recommended for adults only.
•  Class Length: 2 days over a period of 2 plus weeks.
•  Maximum Size: 8 - May vary depending on the number of coaches available.
•  Equipment Needed: Eye and ear protection, rifle of a suitable caliber, 100 rounds of match grade ammo or hand loads and a record book.
•  Minimum Class Size: 4
•  Equipment Provided: Study guide.
•  Cost: $30 PGC Members Only
•  Certification: Yes, Long Range Certification upon successful completion of the clinic and passing the club long range exam.



NRA Reloading

•  Objectives: To learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges and provide an understanding of the equipment necessary.
•   Prerequisite: None
•   Age: Older children may attend with their parents at their discretion.
•   Class Length: 8 hours
•   The class is limited to 8 students but 4 is ideal and allows more "hands on" time. The first half of the day will be spent with classroom instruction and the second half with demonstrations and hands on exercises. Students pair up into reader/worker teams, taking turns practicing each step of the reloading process. You will be loading .308 Winchester and 45 ACP cartridges. The PGC will provide all cartridge components. The rifle ammunition will be disassembled and we will shoot the .45 ACP after each class. I have the 45 but you can bring yours if you wish. This class uses single stage presses and will teach you the reloading fundamentals necessary to reload safely and make decisions on what equipment you need. There is an exam at the end of the day. You can use your notes and any provided training material to take the exam.
•   Maximum Size: 8 - May vary depending on the number of instructors available.
•   Equipment Needed: Eye and ear protection.
•   Minimum Class Size: 3
•   Equipment Provided: Everything but eye and ear protection.
•   Cost: $25 PGC Members / $50 Non-Members.
•   Certificate: Yes, NRA Basic Reloading
•   Textbooks: Students will receive the NRA Reloading Handbook



Note: Prerequisites may also be satisfied by having the Chief Instructor or a pistol competition match director certify the Individual has the requisite level of competent safe pistol handling experience for the course. Military and Law Enforcement experience with firearms is also recognized





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