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Governors Gun Club Education Program

Governors Gun Club is proud to announce a new classification for all courses of instruction. This comprehensive new education program is designed to assist in training development for individuals as well as organizations. 

Throughout this program students will be instructed from the basics through high-stress, expert level courses.

There will be different training paths for pistol shooter and rifle shooters, with a tactical shotgun path coming soon.


Level 0 – Core Safety Courses

Core Safety Courses Include:

These courses must be completed prior to moving onto skill development courses.

New in October –  Short Range Engagements

The Short Range Engagement courses are a three-hour course designed as an entry level Core Safety skills builder class.

These courses will reinforce the students’ knowledge of safe range operations and firearms safety while handling, loading, unloading, and clearing a firearm.

The aim of these courses are to instruct the student on proper shooting stance, sight alignment, breathing and trigger squeeze, all while increasing confidence. Students will increase their ability to strike the target in a designated area while in a stationary position.

In an indoor, low stress environment, without optics; students upon completion of the course are expected to be able to engage targets in short-range from 9-15 feet while in a stationary position. Students will be able to hit a target consistently within a 10-centimeter circle (4 inch Bullseye).

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Pistol Short Range Engagements  •  Rifle Short Range Engagements


Level 1 – Marksman Level-Based Training:

Requirements for Enrollment: Graduate of Core Safety Courses within their chosen platform platform

The Marksman Level is the entry-level for all courses of instruction and requires basic firearms safety and handling. Marksman level courses continue to build on the fundamental shooting skills while progressing in shot speed and accuracy.

Core Abilities of a Marksman Skilled Shooter:
  1. Understands and is knowledgeable in range safety.
  2. Demonstrates how to safely clear a firearm.
  3. Demonstrates proper loading and unloading procedures.
  4. Has developed proper shooting stance, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and is proficient in hitting a target while stationary.
Marksman Level Courses Include:
  • Holster Draw & Rapid Fire
  • Rapid Fire II 
  • Optics Overview & Fundamentals
  • Defensive Shooting Positions
  • Defensive Target Acquisitions

Level 2 – Sharpshooter Level-Based Training:

Requirements for Enrollment – Graduate of Marksman Skilled Shooter Track

 

The Sharpshooter Level is the skill builder level for all courses of instruction and requires the completion of all core safety and Marksman Level-Based Training courses.

During the Sharpshooter Level Bases training, shooters will build muscle memory through extensive repetition based shooting drills.

Core Abilities of a Sharpshooter Skilled Shooter:
  1. Understands and is knowledgeable in range safety operations.
  2. Has mastered proper shooting stance, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and is striking the target in designated areas while in a stationary position 100 percent of the time.
  3. Has increased speed through rapid-fire, shooting drills in motion, target acquisition and distinction, and proper use of cover and concealment while engaging a target.

Sharpshooter Level Courses Include:

  • Low Visibility Engagement
  • Reflexive Fires
  • Rapid Target Engagement
  • Controlled Pairs
  • Close Quarters Engagement
  • Optics Engagement in Close Quarters
  • Close Quarters Combat Working in Teams
  • Engaging In Motion
  • Basic Transitions Between Firearm Platforms While Engaged

Level 3 – Expert Level-Based Training:

Requirements for Enrollment: Graduate of Sharpshooter Skilled Shooter Track

The Expert Level is the tactician level for all courses of instruction and requires the completion of all core safety and Marksman and Sharpshooter Level-Based Training courses.

At this level the shooter has mastered the Marksman and Sharpshooter level Based Training and has demonstrated that they are able to think tactically in high-stress environments.

During the Expert Level Bases training, shooters will maximize their skills learned in the previous tracks. Repetition and muscle memory will be tested through extensive shooting drills, exercises, and challenges.

Core Abilities of an Expert Skilled Shooter:

  1. Understands and is knowledgeable in range safety operations
  2. Has Mastered proper shooting stance, sight alignment, trigger squeeze, and is striking the target in designated areas while in a stationary position 100 percent of the time.
  3. Has increased speed through rapid-fire, movement drills while shooting, target acquisition and distinction, and proper use of cover and concealment while engaging a target.
Sharpshooter Level Courses Include:
  • Low Visibility Engagement in Motion
  • Reflexive Fires In Motion
  • Rapid Target Engagement In Motion
  • Advanced Controlled Pairs
  • Advanced Shooting In Motion
  • Advanced Optics Engagement in Close Quarters
  • Advanced Close Quarters Engagement (Building Engagement)
  • Advanced Close Quarters Engagement Working In Teams
  • Advanced Platform Transitions While Engaged