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Close Quarters Pistol (Chuck Haggard)

July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


CSA is excited to welcome Chuck Haggard of Agile Training and Consulting for this custom-designed course on techniques and tactics of using a concealed carry firearm in self-defense at extremely close range (3 yards to contact distance).

From Chuck Haggard:

This class is all about the tactics, techniques, and issues attendant to defensive use and deployment of handguns at close and very close ranges, from contact distance to about three yards.

Topics include:

  • Considerations in drawing a handgun at contact and near contact ranges
  • Entangled in-fight weapons access issues
  • Drawing/firing from non-standard positions
  • Efficient draw stroke
  • Close quarters shooting
  • Grip, trigger control, recoil control
  • Weapon retention and disarming/deflection
  • Working around bystanders or family members in close quarters
  • The “down-range” problem
  • Wound ballistics, ammunition selection and “Tactical Anatomy”
  • Close-quarters reloads
  • Malfunction clearances with one and two hands
  • And lots more!

Please note that this is not a class for brand new shooters. All students should be thoroughly familiar with their firearm’s operation and the universal safety rules.

Chuck HaggardChuck Haggard has been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. After nearly thirty years of steady upward progression through the ranks of the Topeka Police Department, he ventured out on his own to pursue private training on a more regular basis. Chuck maintains his POST certification and stays active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training other police officers, military personnel, security forces, and private citizens on the art and science of personal defense. Below is an abbreviated list of some of Chuck’s credentials.

  • 28+ years with the Topeka Police Department, including posts as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, Rangemaster/Armorer, Response Team (SWAT) squad leader and team leader, and Watch Commander (rising to the rank of Lieutenant)
  • Kansas Army National Guard (1985-1998)
  • National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), National Trainer
  • Strategos International, Adjunct Instructor
  • Survival Operations System, Inc., Instructor/Board of Directors
  • Hardwire Tactical, Adjunct Instructor
  • Countless training courses and train-the-trainer courses from various reputable sources, including:
    • Rangemaster Firearms Training Services
    • Defensive Shooting Academy of Tulsa
    • HK International Law Enforcement Training Conference
    • HSS International
    • National Law Enforcement Training Center
    • Israeli Shooting International
    • Lethal Force Institute
    • Strategos International
    • Sure-Fire Institute
    • Active Countermeasures Systems
    • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
    • Casco System (expandable baton)
    • Glock Academy
    • Safariland Training Group
    • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
    • National Rifle Association (several civilian and law enforcement instructor certifications)
    • PPCT Training Systems
    • Taser International

Chuck is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense.

Contact Chuck at chuck@agiletactical.com.

What to Bring:

  • A reliable/serviceable handgun
    • Service-sized pistols 9mm/.40S&W/.45ACP, etc. are preferred.
    • However, smaller concealed carry or back-up pistols may be brought to class and their use discussed and worked on.
  • A quality strong side or appendix carry outside or inside the waistband holster from which the shooter can safely draw and re-holster with one hand.
    • Soft clip-on or nylon type holsters, or holsters that collapse and disallow re-holstering with one hand, or shoulder holsters, are unsuitable for this type of training.
    • Please do not use a Serpa holster unless you are required by agency policy to carry one.
  • A minimum of 400 rounds is needed for this class (if you like to shoot, you might want to bring more, but 400 will easily get you by…).
  • Chuck can provide dummy ammunition in 9mm, .40S&W and .45ACP for use in some of the drills we will be conducting.  If you are carrying a caliber different than one of these please bring six dummy rounds in the correct caliber with you.
  • Eye and hearing protection; active type shooting muffs are highly suggested so that range commands can be clearly heard.
  • Ball cap or other hat/cap with a bill.
  • Note-taking materials
  • Snacks, water, medications, folding chair, and anything else you need to be comfortable in the elements (this is an outdoor class)

From Chuck:

I will be providing dummy handguns for some of the training in this class.  I have several Glock 17/22 sized dummy guns and other types of handguns.  However, if a student has a dummy gun of their own that they use for training then feel free to bring that to class.

This is an intermediate-level course. If you’re enrolling in this class, you should have a thorough understanding of the universal gun safety rules, and safe gun-handling skills should be second nature. You should also be thoroughly familiar with how your defensive handgun works and how to operate it.

To register for Chuck Haggard’s class, please click the image below to visit the Agile Training and Consulting Eventbrite Page. We hope to see you in class!


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