Larry Vickers’ Handgun, AR, & AK Operator Courses

Larry Vickers

Larry Vickers

PS&Ed will be hosting Larry Vickers to teach his Advanced Handgun Marksmanship Drill Course on Friday the 16th of August 2019 as well as an AR Carbine Operator Course on a Saturday the 17th and an AK Operator Course on Sunday the 18th. You can attend one, two, or all three courses.

When: August 16-18, 2019
Location: Mercy Mountain 4812 Cook Rd South, LaFayette, NY 13084
Investment: $300 per course plus a $20 per day range fee paid on first day of each course. Seats limited to 18 students in total.
Registration and Payments:
Advanced Handgun Marksmanship Drill Course
AR Carbine Operator Course
AK Operator Course

Larry Vickers is a decorated US Army Special Forces veteran and national pistol champion. Mr. Vickers has nearly two decades of special operations experience (1 SFOD-Delta), much of which was spent as his unit’s Primary Firearms Instructor. He was also an assaulter in Operation Acid Gambit during Operation Just Cause which was Delta Force’s first successful hostage rescue mission. In addition to his special operations accomplishments, his competitive shooting has yielded a 10th and 9th place finish in the 1993 and 1994 USPSA Limited Nationals as well as a 1st place finish in CDP class at the 2001 IDPA Mid-Winter Nationals. Mr. Vickers is a founding member of IDPA. In addition to being a highly experienced operator and national pistol champion, Mr. Vickers is also one of the premier 1911 pistolsmiths in the country and his work has been featured in several firearms publications and on the cover of American Handgunner. In addition to all this, Mr. Vickers has served as a consultant and technical expert to the firearms industry. Mr. Vickers started his T.V. career on the wildy successful Tactical Impact and Tactical Arms shows and now stars on Vickers Tactical YouTube channel. You don’t want to miss these courses! Seats are very limited and pre-registration is required so signup below to get the ball rolling so you don’t miss out!

Larry VickersFriday Advanced Handgun Marksmanship Drill Course: This course consists of eight mentally fatiguing hours on the range of making each and every shot count. This course defines the technical aspects of handgun marksmanship, specifically relating to the service handgun. Larry Vickers gives students his take on the mechanical accuracy of the service handgun and what we can realistically expect to see in real world conditions. Students can expect extensive trigger control diagnostics, dissection of the principles of marksmanship, and challenging courses of fire that are anything but basic. This course is a unique opportunity to focus on the fundamentals of marksmanship, and further develop these skills in order to break through to the next plateau. Register and make payment here.

Packing List:

  1. Serviceable handgun of at least 9mm
  2. 400 rounds of ammo – service type
  3. Eye & Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is strongly recommended)
  4. Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines (5 is better)
  5. Minimum magazine pouch for 2 mags
  6. Weapon lubrication and cleaning supplies
  7. Suitable range wear depending on the season
  8. Pen and paper for note taking
  9. Good attitude

Each rifle class will focus on all aspects of AR & AK shooting skills relevant to a wide variety of applications including whether you are a deploying serviceman, an on duty law enforcement officer, or for home defense. Additionally, Larry will make himself available to any student during class breaks and after class to answer individual questions on his/her weapons, equipment, gear set up, etc.

Larry VivkersSaturday AR Carbine Operator Course: For shooters who have had at least a basic carbine class either from Vickers Tactical or PS&Ed’s AR Carbine 101 class. This class is for students with carbine experience who wish to refresh or refine their carbine skills. Topics covered include safety, stance, zeroing for iron sights and optics, sight alignment and trigger control. Other subjects covered include reloading, weapon presentation, various shooting positions, malfunction drills, and shooting on the move. Timed fire drills and enhanced skill drill evaluations will be performed. Register and make payment here.

Packing List:

  1. Serviceable carbine rifle (typical calibers 9mm, 45ACP, 30cal, 5.56mm, 7.62x39mm)
  2. 400 rounds of ammo – service type
  3. Eye & Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is strongly recommended)
  4. Minimum of 3 serviceable magazines (5 is better)
  5. Minimum 1 magazine pouch – or method to carry spare magazine(s)
  6. Serviceable sling- suitable for a variety of shooting positions – tactical type preferred
  7. Suitable range wear depending on the season
  8. Confirm rifle zero at at-least 50 yards
  9. Pen and paper for note taking
  10. Good attitude

Larry VickersSunday AK Operator CourseThis class covers all the skills required to competently operate an AK style weapon. Topics covered include safety, stance, zeroing for iron sights and optics, sight alignment and trigger control. Other subject matters that are covered include reloads, weapon presentation, various shooting positions, malfunction drills, and shooting on the move. Timed fire drills and evaluations are performed based on class skill level. A brief overview of the development of the AK and variations will be covered as well as suggested modifications. Register and make payment here.

Packing List:

  1. Serviceable AK or AK variant rifle (Galil, Valmet, VZ 58 style rifles, etc.)
  2. 800 rounds of rifle ammo
  3. Eye & Ear protection (electronic hearing protection is strongly recommended)
  4. Minimum four (4) high capacity AK mags
  5. Chest pouch to hold 3-4 AK mags would be preferred
  6. Serviceable AK sling- suitable for a variety of shooting positions – tactical type preferred
  7. Suitable range wear depending on the season
  8. Confirm rifle zero at at-least 50 yards
  9. Pen and paper for note taking
  10. Good attitude

Seats are limited and pre-registration is required so signup below to get the ball rolling so you don’t miss out!

Registration and Payments:
Advanced Handgun Marksmanship Drill Course
AR Carbine Operator Course
AK Operator Course