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Citizens Pro-Social Pistol Skills (Slidell, LA)

January 28, 2024 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2024 @ 6:00 pm CST


This is an intensive TWO day course that covers the essential skills needed to successfully defend yourself with a pistol.

CSA Protective Pistol AKA Pro-Social Pistol is an intensive TWO day course that covers the essential skills needed to successfully defend against a deadly criminal attack, within the rule of law. This course is designed expressly for the armed citizen who carries a concealed handgun, or the plain clothes or off-duty police officer. The goal is to develop the knowledge, skills, and mindset necessary to dominate and end an inescapable deadly assault, and then successfully defend those actions in court.

Topics include:

  • Mental awareness and techniques for gaining advantage in life-threatening confrontations
  • Proper defensive mindset and personal tactics
  • Concealing a pistol properly and clothing considerations
  • Effective gun handling techniques designed to work under stress
  • Rapid presentation from concealed carry during an attack (and safely concealing it)
  • High speed accuracy at close ranges and precision shooting at mid ranges
  • Rapidly and reliably fixing pistol malfunctions and reloading techniques
  • Shooting effectively with one hand
  • Shooting effectively with a cognitive load
  • Tactical anatomy
  • Proper skill development practices

Class prerequisites: Completion of a state handgun carry permit class or other comparative pistol shooting class. You should also have some experience safely handling, drawing and holstering a pistol. If you have questions about suitability of the course, please email us at info@CitizensSafety.com or text us at 615-801-8007.

Students who complete the course will receive a completion certificate.

What you will need to take the course:

  • A quality pistol recommend minimum of 9mm or .38 Special. We recommend full or compact sized guns for this class. Sub-compact guns are much harder to shoot all day. A second gun like the first one is a good idea in case the first one breaks.
  • A quality strong side hip or appendix holster – either form fitted leather or kydex, the holster must completely cover the trigger guard, allow a full firing grip with the gun in the holster and remain open while the gun is drawn. PLEASE NO flimsy nylon or cloth holsters.
  • A quality belt, purposely designed to securely attach the holster to the belt and support the weight of a fully loaded pistol.
  • About 550-600 rounds of quality training ammunition. If you can bring more do so
  • AT LEAST 3 magazines or speed loaders with appropriate belt pouches for the spare magazines. The more magazines you bring, the better.
  • Clothing appropriate for concealing a firearm (vest, jacket, windbreaker, over-shirt, polo shirt, etc.). Holsters must be worn concealed.
  • Eye protection and hearing protection (we recommend electronic) and we recommend a ball cap or brimmed hat to keep brass from going behind your eye protection.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Rain gear (we train rain or shine), bug repellant, and sun screen if necessary.
  • A cooler with soft drinks, water, snacks and lunch will be needed, for lunch on site. We will not be leaving the range for lunch.

You can bring a revolver to this course, but we strongly recommend against it as they tend not to last a full day of intensive shooting.

If you need help putting the above items together please contact us before the class. Info@CitizensSafety.com.

Aqil Qadir will be your lead instructor assisted by other CSA instructors.

Generally, refunds aren’t issued, so please be sure you can make the date before purchase.


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FITS Indoor Range & Gun Shop
3191 Terrance Ave Ste A
Slidell, LA 70458 United States
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