Training & Tactics LLC
Our goal at Hi-Caliber Training & Tactics is to give our students a complete and rewarding experience.
In order to do that we keep our classes small and ask your assistance by bringing the required equipment with you.
- Pocket first aid kit: band-aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment, tape, etc.
- An open mind and a commitment to learn.
- Modern defensive type pistol or double action revolver (ALL classes)
- Minimum of three pistol magazines or speed loaders/speed strips for revolvers (more is better). (DHI, LDHI classes)
- Strong side or concealment belt holster that fits your handgun (No Serpa style holsters allowed), magazine holder(s) & adequate belt (DHI, LDHI classes)
- Ammunition: minimum of: 50 rounds (MOCCW class), 200 rounds (DHI, LDHI classes), 300 rounds (DHII, LDHII classes)
- Modern defensive type pistol or double action revolver
- Minimum of three pistol magazines or speed loaders/speed strips for revolvers (more is better)
- Strong side or concealment belt holster that fits your handgun (No Serpa style holsters allowed), magazine holder(s) & adequate belt
- Modern defensive type shotgun (Pump or Semi-automatic) preferably with a sling
- Means to secure extra shotgun ammunition on your person
- Ammunition: minimum of: 160 rounds Birdshot, 40 rounds 00Buck, 20 slugs, 100 rounds handgun (MSI class)
Emergency Medicine Classes:
- No Loaded Firearms or Ammunition Allowed in the Classroom.
- Airsoft or blue gun if you have one.
- Basically whatever it takes for you to be comfortable during class!
Frequently Asked Questions
"What is considered a modern defensive type handgun?"
Most commonly a defensive handgun is a semi-automatic pistol in 380 ACP, 9mm, 40SW or 45ACP or a double action revolvers in 38 Special or 357 Magnum. If you have specific questions about you handgun choice please call or e-mail us.
"Why don't you allow Serpa style holsters in your classes?"
Manipulation of the release mechanism on the Serpa holster requires the shooter to exert pressure with their index/trigger finger on the paddle as the handgun is drawn. This manipulation has resulted in a number of instances of unintended discharge (firing) of the handgun and injury to the shooter.
Shooting and training with firearms is inherently dangerous, but we choose along with many other instructors across the country to lessen that danger by banning the Serpa style holsters in our classes. If you choose to ignore this information and use a Serpa style holster in HCTT classes we will disable the paddle release for the duration of the class or provide you with another holster. A web search of Serpa Holster Issues will provide you with more information and videos.
"Why is there a minimum requirement on ammunition?"
For the CCW class the state of Missouri has a required number of rounds to be fired by each CCW applicant. We have set requirements for our other classes based on the shooting drills you will perform. These are minimum requirements only! If you wish to shoot more please bring extra ammunition.
"Why do I need to bring my lunch?"
"In the CCW class we take a 30 minute lunch and for all other classes we take a 45-60 minute lunch break. The location of Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club doesn't easily allow enough time to go out for lunch without sacrificing valuable training time. For CCW and Emergency Medical classes at the Holts Summit site there is a microwave and refrigerator in the classroom. Please contact us if you have any questions about equipment prior to the beginning of class.