Basic Pistol is a new offering in the GORUCK Tactical series, this is a course for brand new shooters who want to learn basic firearms safety and the fundamentals of marksmanship. Our Cadre will begin by teaching all the basics of safely operating a semi-automatic pistol; parts of the weapon, rendering safe and clear, function checking, disassembly - stance, grip, sight picture, sight alignment, trigger squeeze - and physically demonstrate each course of fire prior to each drill. All of the firing drills are designed to make you accurate from both gun in hand and drawing from a holster. You will fire at various distances, positions, clear stoppages and practice magazine changes. You will learn basic strategies that will better equip you to react to use of force situations.
Participants who complete this course with Cadre Machine will be eligible for a non-resident concealed weapons permit. These permits are valid for a term of 7 years in 36 states.
Due to the space and safety requirements needed to conduct these events, the ranges may be up to a two hour drive from the city listed. Please keep this in mind when making lodging arrangements.
The duration of this course runs 8-10 hours.
All GORUCK Firearms Courses and Events utilize scenario based training which is incorporated into dry practice prior to any live fire. All participants will practice target identification and discrimination, movement, weapons manipulation, and other dynamic drills with the cadre and others. These drills will be facilitated with inert weapons enabling a safe and realistic training environment. Both pistols and rifles will be rendered inert with barrel/chamber blocking plugs. Further, each student must fully participate in dry practice prior to commencing live fire.
Israeli Special Forces
Israel, West Bank, Middle East
With over 16 years of operational experience, Bernardo is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Counter Terrorism (CT) and security best practices. His expertise covers high-risk police tactics, special operations (SOF), dignitary protection (CP) and close quarters battle (CQB).
Bernardo recently retired from active duty in a Special Operations unit of the Border Patrol, focusing on direct action and low visibility operations. He has served as a Federal Air Marshal, Personal Bodyguard to the Chief of Staff (IDF), Combat instructor and Counter Assault Team member to the Dignitary Protection Unit.
Between direct action missions in the IDF, Border Patrol, aviation security, dignitary protection assignments and other deployments on behalf of the Israeli Security Establishment, he has hundreds of operational missions in his background.
Director of GORUCK Tactical
Garret served as a combat soldier in the Duvdevan Unit of the Israeli Defense Force, where he gained extensive combat experience from multiple operations in support of Israeli counter terrorism and national security objectives. Duvdevan is a counter terror (CT) unit specializing in urban warfare, hostage rescue, targeted assassinations and kidnapping of wanted militants throughout the West Bank, Gaza Strip and border nations. Later he provided Personnel Security Detail (PSD) for Ministry of Defense officials on high risk assignments. Also earning his masters degree in government while in Israel. Finally he served as a police officer with the Israeli national police in a low visibility police intelligence unit. After returning to the US he joined the USCG Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) and further distinguished himself by earning the Director of Homeland Security Award for his performance at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Currently he works as for the US Department of Homeland Security.