1911 Operator Essentials Course

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Course Overview


This course is designed to give new and experienced 1911 platform operators a better understanding of the history, operation, and shooting techniques that will assist in him/her in maximizing the reliability and performance of this pistol platform as a defensive firearm.


Course Objectives


At the end of this training module, the student will be able to:


Name the parts of the 1911 pistol

List 2 external safety features of the 1911 pistol

Explain, identify and locate the series 80 internal safety system

Explain the operational cycle of the 1911

Explain and demonstrate a Limited Technical Inspection (LTI)

Field strip and reassemble the 1911 pistol for cleaning.

Recite weapons safety rules for training

Demonstrate loading of the pistol magazine

Demonstrate and perform administrative, lock back and 2 types of tactical reloading

Demonstrate and perform malfunction clearances for FTF, FTE with two hands

Explain and demonstrate proper cleaning and lubrication of the 1911 pistol

Explain the recommended essential cleaning tools and solvents for the 1911 pistol

Perform a field strip of the 1911 for cleaning and maintenance

Perform a reassembly of the 1911 for use after cleaning and maintenance

Perform a function check of the weapon prior to putting the weapon back in service

Explain, demonstrate and perform a proper two hand grip on the 1911

Explain, demonstrate and perform a one hand grip on the 1911 with the dominant hand

Explain, demonstrate and perform a one hand grip on the 1911 with the non dominant hand.


Required Equipment

  • 1911 Handgun, in calibers 9mm, 357 SIG, 40 S&W, 45 ACP
  • Holster
  • Magazine pouch
  • 3 magazines
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning
  • Clothing suitable for training in any weather
  • Wraparound eyewear, polycarbonate lenses or non-shattering prescription glasses
  • hearing protection or earmuffs and earplugs 

Ammo – Estimated round count: 250 rounds pistol ammo, minimum

Course Cost $100.00

To pre register, contact Pat Sacco @ 315-453-3660 or by email at psacco@verdadinvestigations.com