During most match stages there’s only a scant few seconds to fire on the many props encountered; swinger, drop turner, Texas star, plate rack, Polish Plate Rack, etc. This doesn’t provide the time and repetition to build confidence and establish strategies to engage them.

Competition 2, taught by an IDPA Master, gives shooters the means to engage various targets repeatedly, learn effective shooting strategies and build a solid foundation while preparing to make short work of targets with fast, accurate and confident shooting.

Where else can you find all the various types of challenging targets in one place, gain greater confidence and build a foundation to run faster times? Come prepared for a fun day with fellow match shooters learning ways to speed through stages and come away with the knowledge and skills to excel at your next match.

Competition experience encouraged but not essential. Bring at least 300 rounds, pistol, holster and mags, eye and ear protection, lunch/snacks, and water. Brimmed cap and high collar long sleeve shirt strongly recommended.


  • Training Fundamentals
  • Conditioning Principles
  • Safe Range Procedures
  • Loading & Unloading
  • Presentation
  • Trigger Control
  • Disassembly, Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Access to the Graduate Practice Library


Course Fee: $275.00

125 rounds of factory-produced ammunition required.

Rental firearms are available.

Rental fee includes equipment and ammunition.

Ammunition may be available for purchase at the range.

Prerequisite: None

We start the day with the Fundamental Aspects of Conditioning and Learning Principles, and explain how to tie that information to the development of sound shooting habits. You’ll understand how and why every drill we shoot works to ingrain the effective habits we want to create. Our world-class mentors will spend the day ensuring you leave with a solid understanding of what you need to do as an individual to improve the skills you are working on. The day ends with an optional maintenance class which will ensure you can disassemble, maintain, and properly assemble your pistol. Access to our professionally programmed practice drills is included with the course, and will be available online in our E-Learning Portal upon completion. This is the art and science of learning to shoot effectively and we look forward to seeing you on the range!

testimonial author
Patrick Henry
I don’t carry a .45, mainly because I’m cheap… For half the price you can practice twice as much with a 9mm as you can with a .45. Twice as much practice done properly should translate to sucking half as much, which is really the answer to the caliber debate...


testimonial author
M. J. Witt
I don’t write reviews as a rule, but I felt compelled to do so with Aegis Academy. I just finished my first day of class (Pistol Training I) and I can’t possibly portray the superlative nature of my experience … but I’ll try.
Even before I had signed up for the class Pat was extremely helpful and responsive to the many questions I had about the class and equipment, always replying in a timely and friendly manner.