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Tactical Pistol Course

The Fairbairn & Sykes method of shooting.

This is a four day course that, due to the structure of teaching, serves as either an introduction to the use of the handgun for beginners or as further development for students with some operational or previous training experience in the use of firearms. All training must begin with the fundamentals and this course is designed to take you from the very basics of pistol craft and develop you into a competent shooter in just four days. You will learn tried and tested methods, developed by real world experience.

The toughest city in the world was Shanghai. The time was the 1930s. The streets were ruled by gangs. Violent gang wars, murder, rape, and robbery were the order of the day. The night belonged to roaming gangs of toughs. In charge of the Shanghai Municipal Police, Capt. W. E. Fairbairn and his partner, Capt. Eric Anthony Sykes, were determined to reclaim the streets for the citizenry.

Both Fairbairn and Sykes engaged in over two hundred incidents where violent close combat occurred with criminal elements. 

These battle scarred veterans were experts in all types of close quarter fighting with and without weapons.

In the United States, the FBI continued training their agents after WWII, right up to date. 

Recently, there has been new interest in the methods of Fairbairn and Sykes, due to the close quarter threats officers are being involved in The New York Police Department, one of the most dangerous Police Departments, in the US, have taken on this method of training for their officers.

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0207 043 9890

Core skills covered

  • Weapon familiarisation and range safety
  • The history and theory of shooting
  • The principles of marksmanship 
  • Positional shooting & the use of cover
  • Barricade shooting
  • Principles of close quarter shooting
  • Concealed carry and weapon deployment
  • Multiple targets
  • Shooting on the move
  • Combat reloading
  • Weapon retention and disarming

Course details

  • Cost: £1,250 + VAT
  • Course size: 8 to 10 people
  • Course Dates: Please call for next available dates
  • Course Requirements: Healthy and reasonably fit. You will be informed about any ancillary gear you may need (outdoor clothing, footwear etc.) in pre-course paperwork