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Tim Herron 2-Day Practical Performance Class 02/01-02/2024

February 1, 2025 @ 8:00 am - February 2, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

2-day Practical Performance Class

(This is the flagship class)

Space allowing, we will set up a full stage, for students to run through at the beginning of class. The stage will include a number of elements such as entries and exits, opportunities to shoot on the move, awkward positions, close and far targets, and high risk arrays. This first run through will be an assessment tool, helping the instructor to figure out your shooting style and where improvements can be made. Throughout the class we will occasionally revisit this stage, and use parts of it to isolate and develop skills, and set up drills.

Classes consist of 10-14 students, and are two days long. Classes are focused on the practical shooting skills that will help you more confidently plan, tackle, and shave time from your performance with a pistol. While this class does contain some advanced fundamentals, the class is dynamic and stage oriented. The class also includes a day of “firing line” type fundamentals training, however we wont burn through ammo like a regular class. Therefore, the round counts are bit lower than what you might have seen at traditional 2-day classes in the past – we will make them count. I am a firm believer that when it comes to proper practice, quality is much more important than quantity, so this class will also cover principles of efficient practice, and how to structure your practices to identify and address your weaknesses. Students should plan on bringing a lunch. 

In addition, we’ll be covering:

Day 1

1. Assessment of current skill of students

2. Group shooting and untimed accuracy

3. Concepts of grip/hand placement and position on the pistol and applied pressures

4. Understanding sight management

5. Diagnosing grip and triggering issues

6. One handed SHO/WHO shooting concepts

7. Dry fire skills and techniques for improvement

8. Managing mental and emotional pressure

9. Sight deviation and sight anchoring (what it is and it’s advantage of accuracy at speed)

10. Shot calling (understanding and mastery)

Day 2

1. Multiple targets and transitions (building efficiency)

2. Throttle control and its application

3. Entries/Exits

4. Importance of having gun up ready to shoot ALWAYS

5. Barrel Drill

6. Stage planning (visualization, self talk)

7. Stage shooting and performance improvement and evaluation

Equipment needed:

700 rounds ammunition

Reliable pistol (consider a back up pistol as well)

At least 3 magazines

Holster and mag pouches

Safety equipment (eye protection/hearing protection)

Range bag/gear needed for a day at the range

Relevant weather related gear (rain gear, umbrella, sunscreen, hat, jacket, gloves, etc…prepare for any weather)

Class cost: $550 per student (+applicable range fees/ consumables-targets, pasters, water, etc.)



February 1, 2025 @ 8:00 am
February 2, 2025 @ 5:00 pm


David Laird


Joe Foss Shooting Complex
26700 Buckeye Hills Dr
Buckeye, AZ 85326 United States
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