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Warrior Poet Society Pistol 1 Training Course/Class Overview

This 1 day course lays the foundation for all future pistol training. Safety, range etiquette, clearing, loading, equipment, fundamentals of fire, draw-stroke, clearing stoppages, common mistakes, and warrior mindset are the main subjects tackled in this essential course. Though this training is designed for beginners, the subject matter and technique allows students to build realistic skills that can survive the test of stress and small time constraints.

Instructors: Paul Perkerson / John Lovell

Who Can Attend?

  • All U.S citizens ages 18 and up that are legally allowed to own/purchase/possess a firearm. 

What Do You Need?



Refund Policy for Classes Purchased

  • If you cancel 60 or more days before the class date, you will receive a 50% refund
  • If you cancel 59-30 days before the class date, you will receive a 25% refund
  • If you cancel less than 30 days before the class date, you will receive no refund
  • If you would like to reschedule your training, please contact our support team at least 30 days before the class date to receive your credit for future training. If we do not hear from you before then, you will not be eligible to receive any credit.

You may shoot reloaded ammo (at your own risk) or steel case (except at Dalton, GA courses, which are BRASS ONLY). You MAY NOT shoot any steel penetrating core, i.e. NATO green tip. We recommend Fiocchi ammo if you are looking for reliable ammo at good price.

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Customer Reviews 5 (7 Reviews) Write a review of this product

5 Stars
Pistol 1 Fundamentals

Paul is an amazing shooter and is able to articulate his wealth of knowledge on pistol shooting in a way that's easy to understand. He takes the time to answer questions so you really feel like you got your money's worth of training and information!

5 Stars
PISTOL 1&2 RIFLE 1,2&3

Just finished taking pistol 1&2 and rifle 1,2&3 with Paul & Josh and all I can say is what an amazing week. Not only the skills that was taught with both pistol and rifle but the way they teach is so easy to understand. Paul is great at what he does and would highly recommend any class he teaches. I wasn't expecting Josh to be there but what a treat to have him there. Josh is a great instructor and when you get Paul and Josh together they make the class so entertaining and fun at the same time they are teaching you all the fundamentals and advanced skills to become a better protector. If you're holding off on taking these classes like I was just because you want "John Lovell" as an instructor I'm here to say Paul and Josh were absolutely great. I would like to train with the man himself John Lovell also but I would train anything Paul and Josh teach and feel just as warm and tingly inside as I would with John Lovell. Don't wait just sign up and do it you will not regret it !!

5 Stars
Excellent training team

Sam, Josh, and Paul make an excellent team. Their weapon skills are only surpassed by their teaching skills. I highly recommend this course and these instructors.

5 Stars
Pistol 1 BigFork,MT

Paul and Sam are the ultimate enigma, the yin and yang of instructors. Both highly knowledgable and skilled. The trigger manipulation itself was a gem to learn. Improved my follow on shots, to be accurate and fast. i refined out ma grip and stance. They helped me out in drawing from holster, in an efficient and practical way. Awesome training guys. Thank you, eddiebeans.

5 Stars
Pistol 1 WPS

I'm amazed that after 32 years of using/carrying a pistol professionally, that there is still more to learn. Paul and Sam have a depth and breadth of knowledge that is relevant and practical. Pistol 1 is a must for beginners and experienced shooters alike!

5 Stars
Pistol 1

Great course by the Warrior Poet Team. Program of Instruction is safe and well-thought out. Instructors show flexibility to adjust to the unique mix of experience in the class. On top of that, a fun and enjoyable learning session.

5 Stars
Pistol 1

If you've ever fumbled a pistol reload go ahead and hit that purchase button. Excellent excellent Pistol 1 class, my friend make it happen, this is money well spent, see review below for what my experience was like:)