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Handgun Malfunction Junction

October 3, 2020 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


Whether you have experienced them or not, firearm malfunctions happen. If you ever have to use your firearm to protect yourself, having a malfunction and trying to figure out what to do can be deadly.
Without the knowledge, training, and practice to respond during a critical self-defense situation, the delay in decision making can mean the difference between life and death. Defensive shooting is very different from target shooting. This course will give students the knowledge and skills needed to identify and properly clear the most common types of handgun malfunctions and engaging a target.

Advanced - This course is not for those new to firearms. Students who attend this course must have extensive knowledge and skills of safe handling, familiarity, foundational marksmanship skills, drawing from a holster and reloading.

None - Students are not required to have a concealed firearm permit to attend this course (see FAQ's below)

• Inspect a handgun for signs of excessive wear, damaged or broken parts
• Conduct a function check
• Identify the most common malfunctions and how to properly clear them
• Cover and Concealment
• Emergency and Tactical Reloads
Students will be challenged by identifying and clearing malfunctions and effectively engaging a target.

• Students must be at least 18 years old to attend this course
• Sturdy Belt
• Semi-Automatic Handgun
• Good Quality Holster
  Be aware of our holster restrictions (See FAQ's Below)
• At Least Three (3) Handgun Magazines
• Magazine Holder
• At Least 200 Rounds - Factory New Ammunition
  Absolutely No Reloaded Or Specialty Ammunition
• Eye & Ear Protection
• Proper Clothing (Collared Shirt, Pants, Hat, Jacket, etc.)
• Shoes/Boots (No Open Toed Shoes or Sandals)

We do not provide, sell or rent any firearms or ammunition
If you do not have these required items you will not be able to attend this course

• Cleaning Kit
• First Aid Kit
• Water/Hydration system
• Sun Screen/Insect repellent

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• Handguns MUST BE UNLOADED in a holster, case or range bag BEFORE entering the building.
• All firearms will be verified unloaded by the instructor(s) prior to students entering the classroom.
NO ammunition will be allowed in the classroom.
  Please Leave ALL Ammunition In Your Vehicle
• All students must sign a Waiver and Release of Liability prior to live fire training, which will be completed in the classroom.

Students are expressly prohibited from being under the influence of alcohol or any other controlled substance which may affect judgment or coordination while attending this course.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

No problem, you can still attend this course! You MUST have and use an outside the waistband (OWB) holster.

It is illegal to carry a concealed firearm if you do not have a concealed firearm permit. Therefore, even though it is a training course, we cannot allow anyone to break the law and have the firearm concealed unless you have a concealed firearm permit. Come to one of our Concealed Carry Classes.

Question: Who makes AWESOME holsters?
Answer: Lytton Custom Holsters

For safety reasons, students must use a Strong Side Holster only!
The following holsters and carry styles are NOT permitted:
• Fabric holsters that can collapse when the firearm has been drawn
• Cross draw holster
• Shoulder holster
• Pocket holster
• Ankle holster
• Blackhawk Serpa and similar holsters which require the use of the index finger to deactivate a retention device (see more about this type of holster under "What is a SERPA Holster?"

A SERPA holster has a retention device that locks the handgun's trigger guard into the holster. The handgun is drawn by pressing a button with the index or "trigger" finger. Putting pressure on the button and then quickly drawing the handgun meant there was a possibility that your finger could slip into the trigger guard, negligently press the trigger and there have been incidents where an individual has shot themselves in the leg while drawing.
The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) conducted a study and has banned SERPA holsters on all their ranges stating, "Holsters that possess a single tension release mechanism that is located proximal the trigger guard area of the firearm are problematic and pose a safety hazard."

See the study here.

Safety is our number one concern. For this reason, we do not allow these holsters in our training courses.


Lee Kay Public Shooting Range
6000 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84128
(801) 972-1326


Utah Firearm and Security Training, LLC
(801) 831-1323


20 available
Handgun Malfunction Junction$100.00

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