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(Holsters NOT meeting these requirements are NOT allowed in class)
All students will have one well-fitting holster for each handgun with which they are using. Students should be prepared to switch holsters if switching their firearms during courses of fire.
BLACKHAWK SERPA model or similar style of retention holsters are prohibited.
Students should bring their primary carry firearm and it is suggested to bring a secondary firearm (If you have the capability) as firearms are mechanical devices and sometimes fail. The firearms should be by a quality manufacturer in a defensive caliber in good working condition. All semi-automatic handguns MUST have the mechanical ability to allow for the slide to be locked to the rear in a ‘safe’ condition. No gun that does not have a receiver slide mechanism that locks the slide to the rear in a safe condition will be allowed in class. Double Action revolvers only. Single action revolvers where you need to cock the hammer to the rear prior to each shot will not be allowed.
Semi-automatic pistols in .380 caliber, 9mm, .40 s&w, 357 sig, .45 caliber , 10mm
Revolvers (double-action only) in .38 special, .357 magnum, 9mm, .41 caliber, .44 caliber, .45 caliber
** Rimfire firearms (.22LR, .22WMR, .17HMR, etc) will not be allowed in class without prior approval of the instructor.
YES, with the exception of the Intro to firearms, beginner shooter, and UTAH Non-Resident CCW Courses. The Defensive Pistol I, Defensive Pistol II and CCW Courses were developed specifically for people who intend to carry a concealed weapon for defensive purposes. These courses involve drawing, moving and shooting from a concealed out of waistband holster. This means that you must have a demonstrated level of basic competency and experience handling, drawing and firing a holstered handgun under timed conditions on a firing range.
Students in our courses often have brand new guns that they have never fired. We highly recommend that any new gun, or a used/older gun that you intend to shoot in our courses, be first thoroughly inspected and lubricated by a licensed gunsmith to ensure that the weapon is fully functional and has been properly maintained. Students should be familiar with the basic operations of their firearms (refer to the firearms instruction manual). HFFT instructors will inspect all guns before each class to make sure that all weapons are safe to handle and fire. Weapons that do not pass our inspection will not be allowed on our range.
Unfortunately HFFT Inc does not have the ability to "rent" firearms to students. Some HFFT Instructors may have a secondary firearm to use if your primary firearm fails; however this is not a guarantee and students should be prepared if their firearm becomes disable and non-repairable during the course.
Lets face it...Ammunition costs are rising with no relief in sight. However safety is our number 1 concern. Students need to bring good quality ammunition from a reputable manufacturer. Students do not need to bring duty / defensive ammunition (hollow points). Target ammunition such as full metal jacket, ball ammo, etc is perfect (plus cheaper in bulk). Brass cased ammunition is preferred, however steel case or aluminum case ammunition is acceptable. Ammunition will not be available to purchase at the training course.
RELOADED AND REMANUFACTURED AMMUNITION IS NOT ALLOWED.
Clothing is important for personal and range safety when shooting firearms.
Hat: Hats MUST be worn while on the range. Baseball style hats or a fully brimmed hat are required. Please be aware that hats may affect proper hearing protection fitment.
Shirt: Long or short sleeved shirts. NO tank-tops are allowed. Loose fitting shirts without a collar are best. UV shirts are preferred if it is sunny/hot outside on the range. We ask that students refrain from wearing red shirts on the range as the instructors wear red to be easily identifiable by students and other instructors.
Pants: Loose fitting, full length pants are best for movement. All pants MUST have strong belt loops for a strong belt and holster.
Shorts: Shorts are not allowed during our range sessions.
Belt: Students must have a belt to secure their holsters and magazine pouches. A stiff leather or nylon belt is highly recommended. Duty Style / Competition belts are acceptable.
CCW Clothing: Students should bring an over-garment such as a windbreaker, coat, jacket, heavy or light shirt that you anticipate wearing when you are CCW. There are many styles of CCW clothing available on the Internet and through the NRA.
Shoes: Students should wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. Boots are recommended, but tennis shoes are ok. Open toed shoes, sandals, slippers, CROCS or similar footwear will not be allowed.
Each class has its own list of equipment and things you should bring for use during the training course. Go back to the list of classes. Then select the class you want to take. At the bottom of that class description will be a list of items required for each course.
HFFT requires all students that need to cancel or reschedule their class do so no less than 14 days prior to your scheduled class. Students cancelling or rescheduling your course within 14 days will forfeit their tuition unless other arrangements are made.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can come up with the best solution for your situation.
Hard Focus Firearms Training strives to give its students the best and safest training environment. We believe in small class sizes to maximize the amount and quality of instruction for each student; allowing instructors to have individual instruction with each student.
Yes. HFFT and the instructors are insured by the Firearms Trainers Association and Hampton Captive Management. More information can be found by visiting https://ftaprotect.com/page/about-us