SDFA Competition Pistol 2

Course Description:
Competition Pistol 2 is focused on the sport of IDPA and is targeted for MM/SS/EX level IDPA shooters. This is an advanced class designed to improve the shooter’s skill level and training regimen. The class focuses on shooter development through live fire practical drills in order to enhance their current skills and optimize their performance while under pressure. This is a high round count physically intense class. Participants will be evaluated while shooting actual IDPA courses of fire similar to what they would currently encounter on a National/State level. The class also includes mental game and confidence building exercises critical to perform “on the buzzer” as well as developing a personal practice plan.
Course Outline:
  • Introduction, Safety, & Sight in 
  • Brief Review of Main Concepts from Competition Pistol 1 
  • Advanced Shooting Drills.
  • Engaging Multiple Targets.
  • Efficient Movement (Advancing/Retreating).
  • Strong/Weak hand Shooting.
  • Transitions.
  • Shooting from Awkward Cover/positions.
  • Stress/Mental Management.
  • Stage Breakdown and other Strategies.
  • Individual Development Module.
  • Timed Stage Evaluation.
Duration: 1 day / 8 Hours

Equipment Requirements:
  • Pistol (9mm or larger caliber). 
  • Holster, magazine pouches (2 or more) and belt (No Bladetech SERPA Holsters). 
  • Minimum: 3 Pistol Magazines, 5 preferred or 3 revolver speedloaders
  • 500 Rounds of Pistol Ammunition. 
  • Concealment Garment (IDPA Vest Preferred). 
  • Brimmed hat. 
  • Shooting/Safety glasses. 
  • Ear plugs and/or ear muffs. 
  • Footwear suitable for fast movement. 
  • Cases for all firearms. 
  • Pen and notepad. 
  • Lawn chair and bug spray. 
  • Sunscreen, hat or baseball cap and knee/elbow pads are recommended.
  • Snacks, drinks, lunch, etc. are highly recommended.
  • Competitive Pistol 1 or must have shot at least three local or higher level IDPA matches or permission of the instructor. 
  • If the training location is in NY state and you are bringing a pistol, you must have a NY state valid pistol permit. 
  • Juniors age 16-20 MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times during the length of the course. 
  • If the training is outside NY state, you must adhere to all the laws and regulations governing the possession of firearms in the state. 
Additional Pertinent Information:
  • This is not a Defensive Handgun class and nothing in this class should be considered “training” for any Defensive Handgun situation. 
  • This will be a physically intense class. There will be running, moving in and around obstacles and shooting from the prone position. Please notify us if you have any physical disabilities or limitations. 
  • Please thoroughly clean, lube and inspect your firearm(s) prior to coming to class.
  • Please make sure your pistol hits at point of aim with the ammo you intend to use. 
  • Please keep your guns and all ammunition in your vehicle until you are directed to retrieve them. For your safety and the safety of everyone, NO LIVE AMMUNITION will be allowed in the classroom at any time under any circumstances. 
  • If you carry a firearm for personal protection, you must leave that in your vehicle during the class. 
  • All guns must be cased for transportation to/from the range. 
  • Please plan appropriately for the weather. We will be outdoors all day. Course will be held rain or shine.
  • Footwear that fully encloses your feet is required. 
This is not an NRA-approved course.


“I think this is excellent for a couple of reasons. The quality of the various courses constantly challenged me, which is what I wanted. It also showed us where we need practice. Thanks and here's hoping you have another mid-level Spring course!” - Robert K.
“This is the first training course of this type that I’ve taken. Awesome instructor, the course, handouts and structure was perfect. I really appreciate that they take the time to go over the finer points of things that each shooter can improve on.” - Barry A.

“Most valuable thing about this course was that it was a great opportunity to practice the things you’re not good at and can’t practice at your local shooting range.” - Gary S.

“I enjoyed the competition pistol training and look forward to working on the drills. The materials provided are very informational.” - Tom D.
Contact Your Instructor - Dr Eli Saber