T r a i n i n g: Practical Exercises
For qualified individuals, the opportunity for practical exercises is available. Participation in these exercises is dependent on a qualification exercise held by a Florida Firearms Academy Instructor. Attendance of a mandatory Exercise Orientation otherwise known as a Basic Practical, allows an individual to qualify for participation in the Practical Exercise. Basic Practicals are held every other Tuesday night, 6 – 8 pm. Participation is limited to 20 students. Fees are $20 for members and $25 for non members.
Advanced Practical Exercises will be bimonthly event held at the Academy. These Practicals are based on real life scenarios, un-timed and are similar to staged events found in International Defensive Pistol Association events. These Practicals are not meant to be competitive, rather they are meant to give our qualified members of the public a range opportunity beyond the “square range and paper targets.” Moving and shooting from cover are the cornerstones to the Practicals. Stay tuned for further details.
Equipment needed: A strong side, outside the waistband retention holster preferably Kydex, not nylon. About 50 rounds of ammunition. Pluses include a magazine holder. Eye and Ear muff hearing protection. Guns can be rented, but the ammunition must be purchased from Florida Firearms Academy. Targets will be provided.