Practical Handgun Series


With a curriculum designed by our professional Special Operations, Law Enforcement, Firearms and Self-Defense Instructors, CTP's Practical Handgun Series is a "real world" approach to firearms training.  This 3-Course series takes students from an introductory level through the development of foundational skill sets needed to safely and effectively employ the pistol in either defensive or competitive applications. The series also includes Concealed Handgun License training.


 

Practical Handgun 1 Course


Prerequisite:  None

Incorporating concepts used by military, law enforcement and others, CTP's popular Practical Handgun 1 (PH1) with multi-state CHL Course covers topics designed to help students be confident and competent in carrying and using a pistol accurately and safely. 

This course includes instruction in skills such as:

  • Firearms Safety and Manipulation
  • Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Positional Firing
  • Movement with a Weapon
  • Basic Self-Defense
  • Gun Grappling
  • "Soft Skills" such as Situational Awareness & Extreme Stress Response Management
  • Legal considerations
  • Additional topics

The course meets all requirements needed to apply for a Concealed Handgun License in multiple states (including Oregon and Utah).

Course Includes:

  • All Course Materials
  • Usage of CTP Training Weapon and Holster
  • Documentation of Completed Training

Pricing: $145 initial / $99 subsequent

Practical Handgun 1 with Multi-State CHL Training
Practical Handgun 1 with Multi-State CHL Training
Redeemable within the Greater Portland, OR area. Purchase now and redeem within the next 12 months.
$145.00

Next Step:  Practical Handgun 2 (PH2) Course


 

Practical Handgun 2 Course


Prerequisite:  PH1 (or Instructor Approval)

This live-fire course builds upon skills learned in PH1, and adds in concepts, tactics, and techniques designed to help students gain a solid foundation in defensive or competitive pistol. 

This course emphasizes:

  • Marksmanship
  • Movement
  • Positional draws and firing
  • Support hand firing
  • Reloads
  • Drill Sequences
  • Additional topics

All instructional aspects are taught, drilled and tested to a level of competence for successful completion.  Most students repeat this course multiple times.

Course Includes:

  • All Course Materials
  • Targets and related equipment
  • Documentation of Completed Training

Pricing: $145 initial / $99 subsequent

Practical Handgun 2
Practical Handgun 2
Redeemable within the Greater Portland, OR area. Purchase now and redeem within the next 12 months.
$145.00

Next Step:  Practical Handgun 3 (PH3) Course


 

Practical Handgun 3 Course


Prerequisite:  PH2 (or Instructor Approval)

This live fire course builds upon skills acquired in PH2, and includes additional development of:

  • Accuracy
  • Speed
  • Safety
  • Proficiency of movement
  • Positional firing
  • Usage of cover and concealment
  • Low-light techniques
  • Drill sequences
  • Additional topics

All skills are evaluated and tested for competence prior to successful completion.

Course Includes:

  • All Course Materials
  • Targets and related equipment
  • Documentation of Completed Training

Pricing:  $145 initial / $99 subsequent

Practical Handgun 3
Practical Handgun 3
Redeemable within the Greater Portland, OR area. Purchase now and redeem within the next 12 months.
$145.00


General Information

All instruction is taught in a safe, friendly, and supportive manner that will appeal to both beginning and experienced shooters alike.

Terms and Conditions

  • Certificate may be redeemed within 12 - months of purchase
  • May be used for either group or private instruction
  • Usable in the greater Portland, OR area only