Competition Handgun Level I

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.
  • 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

Defensive Handgun Level I & 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. Along with the 50% of Alumni Discount, this is the reason why our clients take our Level I and subsequent courses over and over. They get better every time!

  • 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.

Tyler Houston
Senior Instructor

Tyler Houston is a former Infantry Marine with two combat tours in Iraq. He was a Deputy Sheriff in VA for several years before becoming a Protective Security Specialist overseas. Tyler is currently an Advanced Tactics Instructor for a Federal Law Enforcement Agency. He is an avid competitor and has been shooting USPSA and Steel Challenge for the last 5 years and currently classified A Class in Limited.

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