Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Peacemaker National Training Center 
1624 Brannons Ford Rd
Glengary, WV 25420

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Peacemaker National Training Center 
304-229-GUNS (4867) 

Handgun Competition Level 1

Saturday, Oct. 30th 9AM-3PM

Watch the intro to handgun competion overview video: Click To Watch

Course Overview

As a shooting sports complex,  we recognize that newer shooters interested in handgun competition are often confused by the differences between today’s competitive handgun match disciplines. During this six hour course of instruction, students will learn the differences between USPSA, Steel Challenge, Falling Steel and IDPA.

Students will also learn to draw from the holster safely, reload, shoot from various positions, including the use of barricades, windows, etc. Students will also shoot an actual match course/s of fire similar to ones they might find in USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, Bianchi Cup or Falling steel.

Students will end the day on our incredible Laser Shot Simulator and will shoot USPSA courses of fire on the simulator! 

Students should bring their own safe and serviceable handgun in a caliber of .9mm, 40 S&W or 45 ACP, at least two extra magazines or speed-loaders and belt carriers for the same, a holster and sturdy belt.


PNTC Members $200

Non-Members $225 

PNTC Training Members $0 

PNTC Member Cost PLUS 150 rounds of 9mm: $350

Non-Member Cost PLUS 150 Rounds of 9mm: $375


By registering for this course student accepts all of the following:

  • Student agrees that all information taught will be used for lawful competition or recreational purposes, only
  • Student is familiar with basic handgun safety and marksmanship. In addition, student is capable of handling a handgun in a safe manner
  • Student accepts that PNTC reserves the right to remove students without refund for unsafe, rude or unusual behavior, or in the event that students are unable to reasonably carry-out training and/or live fire
  • Student confirms that they are not a convicted felon and are lawfully permitted to use and own legal firearms in the United States

Equipment and Ammo Requirements

  • Students need to bring their own safe and serviceable handgun in a caliber of .45, .40, 9mm/.38 Special, at least two extra magazines or speed-loaders and belt carriers for the same, a quality holster and sturdy belt
  • 150 rounds of quality ammunition
  • Eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Range bag


 Please ensure that your firearm is UNLOADED and cased prior to arriving at PNTC. Please leave your training firearm cased and in your vehicle upon arrival. We will tell you when it’s time to get your firearm.

Please do not bring a “concealed carry” firearm into the training room.  No ammunition or loaded firearms of any kind are permitted in the training room.

PNTC Staff/Instructors reserve the right to the determination of the successful or unsuccessful completion of the course of the individual student based on, but not limited to, safety, attitude and/or overall skill development. PNTC also reserves the right to remove any student for any safety purposes, or highly unusual or disruptive behavior, with or without refund, based on PNTC's sole determination.