Stockpile Defense & Pace Performance present Performance Pistol 1 Course

March 25, 26

Class starts at 9:00 both days, and will run until 1600-1700.

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Performance Pistol Training Course


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Stockpile Defense has partnered with Pace Performance to offer training courses!

Performance Pistol I

This is an initial familiarization class for those who have never handled a firearm or someone that has very little experience. It can also be a great refresher for those who have not shot in a while or have never taken a formal class before. If you do not own a firearm or recently purchased one, this is the class to attend.
This class is a great review of the basic principles of firearms and their safe handling. The principles of Performance Pistol I are the basis upon which all of our other courses are built. This course gives you a solid fundamental grounding and understanding of modern Performance Shooting and the use of the tactical pistol.
If in doubt about which course to start with, take this one before signing up for the next level. You will learn a great deal and improve your basic skill sets. This course is a solid foundation for a student to build on and move to the next level. We have found a unique blend of Tactical Pistol and Performance based shooting; a blend that focuses not only on Manipulation, but Marksmanship and Efficiency.

Bring your can-do attitude, and leave your ego at home!

What We’ll Cover

  • Safety
  • Shooting stance
  • Proper grip
  • Sight alignment
  • Sight picture
  • Trigger control
  • Recoil management
  • Proper gear selection and placement
  • The draw
  • Speed reloads
  • Tactical reloads
  • The four (4) primary malfunctions
  • Strong and weak hand shooting

Equipment Needed


Required Gear

  • Cleaned, Serviceable Pistol – at least 9mm
    • If you are using a red dot, please make sure it is zeroed prior to class. We will not have time to zero your firearm. 
  • Gun oil and basic cleaning supplies for field stripping/maintenance if needed
  • MINIMUM 3 Magazines
  • 1 Holster
  • 2 Mag pouches
  • Strong belt
  • Notepad and pen
  • Ear Protection – electronic recommended
  • Eye Protection
  • Pants for range training
  • Sturdy Footwear for range training

Recommended Gear

  • Rain gear (Yes, we shoot rain or shine)
  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Bug Spray
  • Water Bottle/Hydration
  • Snacks for the day
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Gloves
  • Back-up weapon
  • Spare batteries for any optics/accessories
  • Change of clothes for after class
  • Strawberry uncrustables for our instructor!

To register for this class, simply add this item to your cart and checkout. You will also need to sign the Pace Performance waiver which can be found at the bottom of the Pace Shooting website.
Class fee must be paid in full at time of enrollment. No cancellations or refunds.

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5 reviews for Performance Pistol Training Course

  1. Jason

    Paul is one of the greatest teachers I have ever had the pleasure of learning from. His ability to observe and provide feedback in a way that you can truly understand it and put it into practice is amazing. He also does a really good job at meeting each student where they are at and making it feel like it is a one on one training. Regardless of skill level you will leave a better shooter and list of things to continue to improve. Sign up you will not regret it!

  2. Matt (verified owner)

    Paul and Stephen from Pace Performance were great. Through the wind and the cold they made it fun and informative the entire time. They made time for every individual person in the class, giving that one on one training you would want. I feel I took a lot away from the two full days of training. Regardless if you are new to the shooting scene or you have been shooting forever you will take away some new skills or improve on an old ones. I would highly recommend taking this course.

  3. Hot buttery butt biscuit

    Paul and Steve are Lajizzel!!!!. Very active on the firing line, high rep and round count.
    Adaptive and constructive instruction per individual.
    With a nobody left behind and no cap in growth mentality.

  4. Marty

    I recently completed Performance Pistol 1 training course with Pace Performance and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the instruction and the overall experience. Paul and Stephen were knowledgeable and experienced, and they created a safe and supportive learning environment that allowed me to improve my skills and confidence with a handgun.

    The course covered a range of topics, from marksmanship fundamentals to more advanced techniques for shooting on the move. The instructors were patient and attentive, and they provided clear and helpful feedback that helped me to identify areas for improvement and make progress throughout the course.

    In addition to the excellent instruction, the course was well-organized and included a variety of hands-on exercises and drills that kept things engaging and challenging.

    Overall, I would highly recommend Performance Pistol 1 training course from Pace Performance to anyone looking to improve their shooting skills and knowledge. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced shooter, you will find value in this course and leave with a greater understanding of how to handle a firearm safely and effectively.

  5. Bryan

    I have taken several courses and Pace Performance was easily one of my favorites. Paul & Stephen are top notch instructors. Even though there was 15+ people in the course they made sure to spend plenty of time with each student doing 1 on 1 instruction. Whether you are new to shooting or an experienced shooter, you will learn a ton from Paul & Stephen. I highly recommend Pace Performance and will definitely be taking more courses in the future.

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