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3-Day Handgun Mastery Course with Tactical Performance Center

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*Please note cancellations will only be accepted up to 7 days prior to the class date. No shows on the day of will not be refunded.*

Course Description:

The Handgun Mastery course uses our proven Scientific Shooting System to combine the science of performance with the best practical shooting concepts in the world. Beginner, intermediate and advanced shooters will realize immediate performance improvement as we unveil the core skills and principles of handgun marksmanship and reactive shooting to a unique level of detail. By building your shooting system, it is important to understand what it takes to fire an accurate shot and then apply the beliefs, principles, and techniques that contribute to a successful result. Together we will explore how to fire a shot in minimum time with maximum efficiency and certainty of a hit, using in-depth knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques required. Students will learn how to diagnose their own shooting, identify their mistakes and immediately make corrections by applying the Fire Control Triangle and the Reactive Shooting Cycle, which we also called the “algorithm of the shot”.

• You want to be a much better shooter, either for self-defense purposes or practical shooting competition goals
• You want to rapidly improve your reactive shooting skills
• You want to learn how to practice effectively for continued improvement
• You have reached a performance plateau
• You want a system that is tailored to you
• You are a law enforcement, military, or civilian trainer and want to improve your program

Course Overview:

• Fire Control Triangle – purposes, principles, and techniques of the stance, grip, and trigger control for high-speed shooting while maintaining great accuracy
• Types of trigger manipulations
• The Reactive Shooting Cycle – the “algorithm” of the shot
• Visual acceptability
• Focal continuum – different types of focus and vision methods
• The secrets of high-efficiency target transitions and engaging multiple targets
• The effective, high-speed draw.

Required Student Supplied Items:

• Quality eye and ear protection (we highly recommend electronic ear pro)
• 1500 rounds of ammunition
• A reliable service type or competition handgun and at least three spare magazines
• A backup handgun if you have one, just in case!
• A sturdy belt, OWB kydex type holster that protects the trigger and several mag pouches
• A hat and clothing to suit the weather and protect you from ejected brass. We recommend that high-neck shirts be worn.
• To keep your hands more comfortable through the learning process, we recommend that you bring an athletic tape.
• Water/electrolyte drinks/snacks to keep up your energy
• A notebook/pen or pencil

Additional Details:

Course will begin in a classroom setting at Staccato Ranch.  Coffee and water will be provided, please bring any snacks or specialty drinks you may need or desire (no alcohol allowed before or during training). Lunch will be provided.

  • 8am start in classroom at 1223 County Road 233 in Florence TX 76527. Follow the signs to our conference room.
  • Total class time is around 8-9 hours per day.

Range portion of training will be at the Ranch at Staccato’s new facility located at 1275 County Road 233 in Florence Texas 76527.

Dress for range should be comfortable clothing and weather specific.  If it rains, we will still train so bring raingear if you require it, sunscreen and hats for hot sunny weather is recommended.

Student needs to be able to stand for long periods of time.  If you require special accommodations or have questions concerning the course, please email us at [email protected]

Your Instructors:

Rossen Hristov

After 7 years in the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service, Rossen continued his career as a lead instructor, providing firearms marksmanship development and tactical training in several key international projects in the Middle East.
He designed a methodology and was part of a project for the training and development of a specialized counter-terrorism unit in the region. He worked together with experts from all over the world including top Israeli instructors, former Royal Dutch Marines, British SAS instructors, and specialists from South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Rossen also trained contractors from Nepal for a period of one year. He is a USPSA Grandmaster in the world of practical shooting sports and part of the CZ-USA shooting team.

Louie Tirona

Louie Tirona has been a long-time student of Ron Avery, studying pistol craft and defensive skills.
He has integrated many of these lessons along with his primary occupation as high-rank law enforcement officer in one of the most active urban jurisdictions in the country. Louie has been able to bring his department’s firearms training to a standard that is rare in the profession.
He developed and introduced Force on Force, scenario-based training for his department integrating firearms and defensive tactics training to develop the complete officer. Louie has been an active contributor to the ongoing debate over police use of force on a national level.
He has the unique perspective of being involved in all facets of uses of force, from the officer-involved perspective to the investigator’s perspective to court experience and managerial review of uses of force. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute, an avid competitive shooter, and a lifelong martial artist.


About TPC

The Tactical Performance Center, founded by the esteemed Ron Avery, a legendary figure in the firearms training industry, and Ken Nelson, the innovative mind behind the PractiScore project (a widely used tablet-based scoring system in practical shooting) has always stood at the forefront of advanced firearms training. Ron Avery, with his rich background as a police officer and martial artist, infused a depth of knowledge and experience into the training programs. Internationally acclaimed as a pioneering researcher, world-class firearms instructor, and shooter, Ron’s methodologies have been embraced by U.S. Special Forces, countless agencies, and thousands of individuals both in the U.S. and abroad.
Shooting is both an art and a science. It uses the laws of physics, motor learning and behavior, and human psychology. Defensive shooting, in addition to the above, utilizes the laws of armed conflicts learned over many years.
TPC uses a scientific shooting system that is organized and based on principles instead of techniques. The totality of the reactive shooting training system demonstrates that all the pieces, both mental and physical, fit in to create a complete synergy.

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