Competition Handgun I

Comp Skills 1 and 2

Competition Handgun Level I is building on Defensive Handgun Level I and II by adding the pressure of Competition and the pressure of time. Level I is focusing on the handgun marksmanship and handgun manipulations involved in being successful at your first or next competition match.

This course is perfect for anyone interested in becoming a better shooter, getting into competitive shooting, or are already a competitive shooter but would like the instruction needed to increase their performance. Regardless of your current handgun proficiency this is a fun and exciting course that will take your skills to the next level!

Not only will we cover the basics, but each student will receive personal coaching and professional analysis of their performance during mock shooting stages. Each student will get feedback on how to be more efficient and increase their speed and accuracy.

Defensive Handgun
Course Instruction
Defensive Handgun
Defensive Handgun

Upcoming Courses

Comp Skills 1 and 2

Course Curriculum

  • IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) and USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) safety, rules, divisions and scoring system
  • Target transitions
  • Recoil control
  • Shooting at the speed of our vision
  • Calling your shots
  • Culmination exercise classifier

Equipment & Ammunition Requirements

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • 3+ x 15 Round Magazine
  • OWB Holster, preferably a friction retention kydex holster or similar (Serpa Holsters are highly discouraged)
  • 2 x Magazine Pouch Minimum
  • Electronic Hearing Protection – We do have some loaners
  • Eye Protection
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Weather Appropriate Attire
  • Approximately 350 rounds

PTS does have student guns and equipment for a nominal rental fee as well as ammunition for sale.

Students must have successfully completed the following courses:

  • Defensive Handgun Level I
  • Defensive Handgun Level II


Prerequisites only refer to Paramount courses. Regardless of your background, who else you’ve trained with, or self-determined skill level, no exceptions for any reason are accepted. This policy is for the safety of our clients and cadre.

While we will not compromise the safety of our staff and clients, we are equally committed to ensuring an exceptional client experience. We push each client at every course based on their skill level. You will be challenged, you will improve, and you will get more than your money’s worth.

Summit Point
135 Motorsports Park Cir
Summit Point, WV 25446 United States
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For Over 50 Years, Summit Point Training Facility has provided customized training solutions at their facility located in West Virginia, just 1.5 hours from Washington, DC. They take pride in providing tailored training solutions for clients in a world of ever evolving threat environments and security challenges.

Summit Point Training Facility provides a multitude of venues in one location including driving, firearms, emergency medical and related hard-skills training with integrated support for a wide variety of Interagency, Law Enforcement, and specialized DoD customers.

Proximity to Major Cities & Airports

  • Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 46 miles/48 minutes
  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) – 84 miles/1.5 hours
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – 70 miles/1.5 hours