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Get a Grip: Hand Health for Defensive Shooters

August 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Are you suffering from an inconsistent grip? Do you sometimes adjust your hands and fingers while shooting? Have you ever wondered if a different grip technique might improve your marksmanship? Join us for this unique skill-builder with Gil and Maria — two excellent shooters and great friends of CSA who also happen to be experts hand health.

Of all the fundamentals of pistol shooting, the grip is sometimes the most neglected, even though it can drastically affect both sight alignment and trigger control. Renowned defensive firearms trainer Paul Gomez sometimes told his students that while your pistol sights can help refine your marksmanship, you actually do the bulk of aiming with your grip.

That’s why CSA is so excited to host two grip strength experts for a clinic focusing on improving grip and hold control for pistol shooting. This clinic will also cover some strategies for addressing imbalances in the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders from repetitive shooting motions and positions. Joint health, all the way up the chain, is an integral piece of having a strong and steady grip.

Guest Instructors Maria Bascetta and Gil Goodman bring years of expertise in the fitness and strength training world, with a particular focus on hand health and grip technique. Improve your sight alignment consistency, recoil control, follow through speed, and overall marksmanship. Walk away with tips, tricks, and information to help you on your journey to better hand fitness.

Gil Goodman
Barrel Strength Systems

Gil is a World Champion grip-sport competitor, a strength trainer, and the founder of Barrel Strength Systems in Nashville, TN. He’s also an accomplished marksman with lots of hours of firearms training under his belt. In his spare time, he works as an engineer.

Maria Bascetta
The Southern Squeeze

Maria has over 14 years of coaching experience as a fitness consultant and strength trainer. In addition to being a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, she holds a master’s degree in Health Promotion Management and Nutrition and a Graduate Certificate in Nutrition Counseling. Maria runs The Southern Squeeze, a fitness gym in Nashville, TN.

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No equipment is needed for this class. Attendees are welcome to come as they are. All equipment will be provided. This is a non-shooting class. We will work on grip strengthening and grip technique, using blue guns and other tools.

We appreciate you choosing to train with us. If you have any trouble with the embedded registration form below, please register directly on our Eventbrite page (click here). Alternatively, you can just give us a call at 615-801-8007, and we can take your payment over the phone. Thanks again!


August 18, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Maria Bascetta
Gil Goodman


Citizens Safety Academy
752 East Northfield Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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