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.

Spatial Shooter: Handgun

Learn and validate techniques for awareness, movement, and firearms application to ensure success in approaching and negotiating your environmentSpatially Aware Shooter is designed for those wishing to compete in shooting sports, and/or enroll in more advanced training curricula such as vehicle, shoot-house, and force on force classes. It is required that you have prior shooting experience. This is not a beginner course. 

Create a robust skill set while focusing on spatial awareness. This course will expand your ability to learn, giving you translatable skills, concepts and knowledge to become a more well rounded shooter and student. This is NOT a tactics course. However it is a thorough technique focused class that will prepare you for a variety of practical shooting applications.

  • Processing information
  • Spatial awareness
  • Negotiating barricades
  • Safe and quick movement
  • Proprioception 
  • Shooting and moving at the same time
  • Positional shooting
  • Targets of opportunity 

Student Requirements: Fully capable of applying firearms safety concepts.  Proof of previous experience in a professional training environment. Must have solid ability to perform on demand with the following points of performance

  • Drawing from the holster and safely holstering
  • Marksmanship 
  • Mechanics (reloads, malfunction clearances)
  • Movement with a firearm around others




Prerequisites: ( you must take these courses or an equivalent before any specialty  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 class environment. The below classes build the solid base of shooting skills required. 

Waypoint Advanced Handgun : Marksmanship

Waypoint Advanced Handgun : Mechanics

Waypoint Advanced Handgun : Movement

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 750 Rounds of ammo (1000 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
  • Smartphone for video recording and digital note taking
  • Personal first aid/trauma kit

Topics Covered:

  • Firearms safety applied to changing environments (movement, obstacles, mediums)

  • Proprioception / kinesthetic awareness

  • Spatial awareness and situational awareness

  • Obstacle negotiation

  • Shooting from various positions

  • Engaging targets in a logical manner

Additional topics may include:

  • Performance shooting
  • Gear selection
  • Further opportunities for training
  • Low light considerations


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