Waypoint Shooting School

Safety, Accuracy, Speed

Waypoint Shooting School provides complete firearms education for all levels of students, from prospective gun owners to experienced shooters. We prioritize safety, confidence, and proficiency. Students will receive effective instruction and techniques to self-diagnose and identify areas of improvement. Those that are eager to learn more will receive personal guidance as they seek to expand their knowledge and skills. 

Through use of interactive training, a comprehensive curriculum, and a professional yet friendly environment, we strive to offer you the most effective learning experience.

S4: Sport Specific Shooting Skills

Hone your competitive edge via practical shooting exercises that reward technical proficiency and athleticism. Formatted to specifically improve performance in USPSA style handgun shooting or other "action shooting" sports.

Gain the competitive advantage by improving your skills in following areas.

  • DQ proofing your movement and mechanics
  • High speed marksmanship
  • Efficient movement
  • Stage planning / visualization
  • Practice and training modalities
  • Mental outlook 
  • Sport specific target arrays such as activator sequences
  • Classifier performance

Challenging courses of fire will expose weaknesses in your shooting skill-set. This is an application style course. It is expected that you already posses a solid level of technical shooting ability gained through our other course offers or through another reputable school or shooting league.

Students will be actively involved in the learning process, testing the techniques they learn through various exercises and assessments. Students will be given methods of self-diagnosis to increase capabilities. Receive one-on-one coaching and performance tracking data to help prioritize areas of improvement for every skill level.

Student Requirements: Must be able to understand and apply firearms safety concepts.  Active membership or prior experience in formal shooting disciplines such as USPSA, Multi-gun, IDPA, Steel Challenge etc is required.  Must best able to have full confidence in the skills listed below.

  • Drawing from the holster
  • Marksmanship 
  • Mechanics (reloads, malfunction clearances)
  • Moving safely with a gun according to 180 degree rule.
  • Common range commands

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Prerequisites: ( you must take these courses or an equivalent before any specialty  handgun class) Contact us for questions regarding your eligibility to take a course! Prerequisites are in place to ensure safety and a learning environment conducive to growth. You do not have to be an all star shooter, however you should feel confident around a gun and familiar with the competitive environment. The below classes build the solid base of shooting skills required.  Active USPSA membership can be used as prerequisite 

Waypoint Handgun Intro

Waypoint Handgun One

Waypoint Handgun Two

This short video will show you the things you need to bring for class or a range trip. Having the right gear will keep you safe and focused.

Equipment Required:

  • Practical handgun desired for personal use (bring a backup gun if you have one)
  • Minimum 500 Rounds of ammo (750 recommended)
  • Rigid holster that safely retains handgun while moving and maintains shape when empty
  • Stiff belt capable of supporting handgun weight
  • Spare mags  (one in gun, two on body reloads)
  • Notebook and pen/marker
  • Eye and Ear Protection designed for shooting

Equipment Recommended:

  • Food and water for a full day outside
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Ball cap or hat, sturdy footwear
  • Shot timer
  • Smartphone for video recording and digital note taking
  • Personal first aid/trauma kit

Topics Covered:

  • Technical shooting 
  • Spatial awareness
  • High  speed marksmanship
  • Efficient movement
  • Stage planning / visualization
  • Practice and training modalities

Additional topics may include:

  • Competitive risk analysis
  • Gear and skill considerations
  • Division specific strategies
  • How to improve classification scores

Be Prepared for:

  • Training outside in any weather
  • Day length of 7-10 hours
  • Moderate physical exertion (standing and kneeling, short quick bursts of movement, light running)
  • Self and group evaluation while working  around others with a commitment to learning