Chicago, IL - Pistol 1 (April 20, 2024)

  • Aurora Sportsman’s Club: 7858 Preserve Dr, Waterman, IL 60556
  • April 20, 2024

About this Course

Pistol 1 is everything you need to know about the fundamentals ofsafety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, and the skills and mindset necessary to defend yourself and others with a pistol. 

Learn from some of the best instructors in the world, with decades of experience in shooting and fighting.

Everyone at Sheepdog Response is very excited to see you there! If you have any questions, please feel free to email and we will get right back to you. Thanks, and have a great week!

Topics Covered
  • Gun Safety
  • Fundamentals of Safety
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Proper Loading/Unloading Procedures
  • Correcting Weapons Malfunctions
Class Itinerary

When & Where: 

April 20, 2024

Saturday 8 am - 5 pm



Aurora Sportsman's Club

8559 Rueff Road, Waterman, IL 60556

Travel Recommendations:

Closest Airport: O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

Hotel Recommendations

Packing List

Clothing and Gear Required:

  • 3 pairs of durable pants and 3 comfortable/durable shirts (avoid tank tops or low cut collars)
  • Sturdy belt/pistol belt
  • Rain Jacket- the event will go forward regardless of weather
  • Electronic Hearing Protection (to receive instruction while on the firing line)
  • Extra batteries for hearing protection and optic
  • Weapons cleaning and maintenance equipment
  • 400 Rounds of ammunition
  • Tourniquet
  • Food (Our lunch breaks will be short, so bring something that does not require any preparation)
  • Water (you will need to be drinking water throughout the day to stay hydrated)
  • Dummy Rounds X 5
  • Pistol
  • Retention Holsters (your holster preferably will be made of Kydex which is form-fitted to your pistol. If you use nylon or leather holsters you will need to have a thumb break or some form of retention. If you show up without a proper holster you will have to do all drills off the table. No Blackhawk Serpa holsters allowed.)
  • 3-4 Magazines
  • Magazine pouch (recommended two)

Recommended Items:

  • Individual First Aid Kit (we highly recommend getting one and learning how to use it)
  • Sunblock
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks
  • Multi tool