250 Pistol


This class is “The Gunsite Experience”.  This was first presented in October 1976 by Colonel Jeff Cooper.  Regardless of your age, gender, experience or station in life, upon completion of The Gunsite Experience, YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE FOREVER!!  You will be well grounded in the Modern Technique of the Pistol, including marksmanship, gun handling, combat mindset, and the elements of the Combat Triad. Through our systematic and dynamic methodology you will achieve confidence, competence, new skills and best of all, Peace of Mind. Clients emerge stronger, more alert, and conditioned to respond instantly to any threat. You will prevail in any encounter.

The 250 includes five solid days of range work, lectures and intensive indoor, outdoor and low light, live fire simulators.  You will be in control of your immediate environment. All certificates are graded and many lifelong friends will be identified during this experience.

Skill at arms is a highly perishable skill and recurrent training is a must for the responsible citizen. Should you ever be involved in a life or death situation, the justice system will first question your training. Many clients return annually to take the 250 class as recurrent training.

Completion of  the 250 Pistol Course (The Gunsite Experience) is a prerequisite for many other courses.

Course dates for 2014:   29-Oct 3, Oct 13-17, Nov 10-14, Dec 8-12

Gunsite 250 with Crimson Trace Laser!   Many of our clients ask about the use and application of lasers on their personal defense handguns.   In response, Gunsite training director  Dave Starin has teamed up with Crimson Trace to develop a 250 class that covers the use of lasers.   This course offers the complete 250 doctrine while adding in the practical use of lasers.    The tactical applications, benefits and limitations of visible lasers are thoroughly covered in this class.   Along with learning Gunsite doctrine in the use of your pistol sights, you will also learn when, where and how to use the laser in a variety of conditions and environments.   There will be 2 evenings of lowlight shooting to allow the best conditions for laser use.

 This special class is limited to 15 students to ensure maximum training benefit.     Course dates for 2014 are May 5-9 and November 3-7.     Cost is $1585.00 (same as a standard 250)

Course dates for Crimson Trace Gunsite 250 Laser CourseMay 5-9, Nov 3
Course is held at the Gunsite Academy Paulden Arizona facility.

Cost: $1585
Duration:  5 Days
Prerequisite: None
Ammunition: 1,000 rounds of training ammo, 50 rounds of frangible for simulators

Course Application

The Gunsite Course Application can be downloaded, filled out, saved on your desktop and attached to an email, printed out and faxed to us or scanned and sent by email to karen@gunsite.com.




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