Full Spectrum Pistol Operator

5 Days (40 Hours)

2500 Rounds



New for 2024, Full Spectrum Pistol is meant for the shooter looking to build serious confidence and skill with their Semi-Automatic Pistol. The additional time provided allows for us to deep dive topics covered in our advanced and low-vis pistol courses as well as push into performance-based stages.

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Prerequisite: This is a Fundamental Skills course.  Ridgeline fundamental skills courses have been designed to lay a strong foundation for core skills with the firearm.  These courses provide a high degree of instruction and coaching on basic skills.  Safe handling skills, such as being able to safely draw, holster and reload are mandatory in attending this course.  General safe firearms handling is expected of all students.

Next Course: Following graduation of this course students should consider booking a private training with Ridgline as a next step in their progression. Please send an email to training@ridgleinedefense.com for more information on private courses.

Subjects Covered:

  • Equipment selection (OWB/IWB/AIWB)
  • “Shooter solution” development
  • Weapons handling and presentations
  • Mastering the draw
  • Reloads (slide-lock and tactical)
  • Multiple target engagements
  • Shooting on the move and in depth, including turning
  • Weapons handling for close quarters (CQB/CQC)
  • Alternate shooting positions – organic/non organic, environmental considerations
  • Use of cover/Utilizing barricades
  • Malfunction clearance
  • Injured shooter/Support side actions
  • Introduction to no/low light shooting
  • Clothing selection
  • Mastering the concealed draw stroke
  • Reloads from concealment
  • Malfunction clearance
  • Injured shooter techniques
  • Performance pistol review
  • Pre assault cues
  • Fighting in and around vehicles
  • Utilization of cover and concealment
  • Individual movement techniques
  • Holster – Duty/retention style
  • Holster – concealment style

Equipment List:


  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection


  • Handgun (Sub-Compact not recommended)
  • (4) Magazines


  • Belt
  • Holster
  • Magazine Carriers
  • Athletic/Outdoor Footwear
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing/Gloves (Cold/Rain/Mud)
  • Note Taking Material

The Following Items are ALLOWED and/or RECOMMENDED


  • Knee Pads
  • Gun Cleaning Kit
  • Gun/Sight Tools
  • Batteries for RDS
  • Batteries for Ear Pro
  • Anti-Fog for Eye Pro


  • Sun Block
  • Chapstick
  • Insect Repellent
  • Handwarmers
  • Cooler with drinks
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Camp Chair/Stool

Our Reviews

Full Spectrum Pistol Operator: 29 Jul- 2 Aug 2024



Full Spectrum Pistol Operator

All course purchases are final and subject to Ridgeline's Terms and Conditions that include a no cancellation/no transfer policy.


The Ridgeline Training Center is a premier, purpose-built tactical training school. Located in Dalton, NH the school offers next generation courses and world class experiences for civilians, the corporate world, government agencies, law enforcement and military special operations groups. The Ridgeline team maintains a simple but important focus that THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT AND THEIR GOALS ARE ALWAYS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY.

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Dalton, NH 03598

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