PLEASE NOTE: We very strictly limit the number of students in each class because we want to spend as much time with each student as possible. Please click here to see what is currently scheduled and to register or request more information about scheduling. You will be redirected to our "Classes" page on the USCCA website, if you don't see a scheduled program that meets your needs, please contact us.
We understand training budgets are tight, and ammunition is hard to find sometimes and expensive, for 2023 we have reduced the round count without decreasing the quality of training. We want to make the most of every training experience!
Our Training Standard
The 1of100 Concealed Carry Standard was developed from what was likely the most difficult Law Enforcement firearms qualification to have ever existed.
. “Commonly called the “old Air Marshal (FAM) course,” it was created for Federal Air Marshals in 1992. In cooperation with the Office of Civilian Airline Security, it was developed by a private instructor in the Fort Bragg, NC area who routinely taught skills to certain units based at that facility. It eventually became the qualification course for all Federal Air Marshals. Those who passed it received their flying orders. Those who failed went back to their assigned jobs or for more training. It was not an easy course. In fact, when senior officers from the Joint Special Operations Command attended and reviewed the course in 1998, their opinion was that those passing the TPC were among the top one-percent of pistol shooters in the world.” by Chris Christian – Monday, March 11, 2019, NRA SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED article.
Many years ago, We decided that the FAM TPC was a worthy “standard” to follow and the skills required to pass the course of fire carried over well to the concealed carry arena. It’s certainly not an easy qualification to research or collect information on. I don’t think it’s “shrouded in secrecy” itself, more the mission and the people doing the mission needed the secrecy.
Tom Bullins was the driving force putting the “qualification” together and having spoken with him the time and accuracy requirements reflect what the best minds of the time period thought and were teaching. In some instances, the tactics of the time are represented and tested. I can think of countless benefits to setting a standard this high and not accepting less than 100%.
Countless hours of research and development have gone into the “1of100 Standards”. It is not the end all for firearms training, it doesn’t by design test every skill a person might need in a deadly force encounter or in competition. It is however a standard by which we can train and hold ourselves to, it’s tough, but achievable. In the end we have a grade sheet that we can use as a roadmap for improving our fundamental skills with a handgun. We also have a standard by which we can measure countless variables. It is a standard that we can use to test the effectiveness of different equipment or technique.
The 1of100 Concealed Carry Standard is the core of our handgun training and the standard by which we train and test our ability and the ability of our students regardless of the class or class format.
No matter what program we are working on, or what course we are teaching, we believe in maintaining the highest possible standards!
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
Working firearm suitable for the training event
No less than 3 high cap or 6 single stack magazines or speed loaders
Holster suitable for the training event
Magazine or speed loader pouches suitable for the training event
Rifles need tactical slings
Ammunition needs to be reliable
Suitable cleaning and lubrication equipment
Simple field math principles apply… 1 is none, 2 is 1 if in doubt bring a back up
Food and snacks as you require (there are no cooking or cold storage considerations)
Water and or Sports drinks (there is running water on the range for all but winter classes)
Comfortable shoes or boots suitable for range terrain
A good attitude and a desire to learn
What you might want to bring!
Gloves (light and suitable for tactical use)
Extra clothing consistent with the weather conditions
Hat with a brim
Extra ammunition (the training day doesn’t end just because you ran out of ammo)
You are welcome to bring a camera however we do not allow video taping or photographs of our Instructor Staff.
“HOPE” IS NOT A COURSE OF ACTION”!