Pistol Courses

schiesskurs.ch offers structured and advanced pistol shooting courses in the Zurich, Aargau and Bern region for beginners and experienced shooters.
The courses are for women and men over the age of 18. The maximum number of participants is 6. The aim of the courses is the safe, correct handling of firearms in theory and practice. The weapons can be rented for the duration of the course. Professional course management by former Swiss Army militia instructors. For the sake of health, we use 9mm Para Nontox (low-emission) ammunition. These courses are also suitable for weapon bearers in the security service and police aspirants. Course participants receive a course confirmation (course ID) for each module/shooting course.

To better classify the courses, the course title has either an “ E ” for introductory course, an “ S ” for sport dynamic course or a “ T ” for tactical course. This refers to the focus and content of the courses.

This course is perfect for newcomers who have never held a pistol in their hands. In this course we will teach you the necessary basic knowledge in theory and practice and how to use the pistol safely. From A for “storage” to Z “disassembly”, we will get you ready to shoot independently at the loading bench. The maximum number of participants is 5 people.

Special: Would you like to shoot with your personal weapon? contact us beforehand. It is possible to take part in this course from the age of 16 with the active supervision of a legal guardian.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Theory Gun acquisition, storage and transport: what do I need to know?
  • Knowledge of weapons and ammunition
  • 4 safety rules
  • Independent preparation of the weapon on the loading bench
  • Basic manipulations (loading, PSK, unloading, reloading)
  • Shooting including basic manipulations

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

You can find the course dates here.

This course is just right for newcomers who have never held a pistol in their hands, as well as for career changers who want to refresh their knowledge of the subject.
In this course we will teach you the necessary basic knowledge and safe handling of the pistol. As a "storage place" you wear a holster during the course.

Course duration: 5 hours

Course content:

  • Knowledge of weapons and ammunition
  • Legal provisions (CH)
  • 4 safety rules
  • 5 basics of shooting
  • Safe drawing and holstering of the weapon
  • Personal security check (PSK)
  • Independent preparation of the weapon
  • Manipulations (loading, unloading, changing magazines, reloading)
  • Shoot from 5m to max. 10m

Course price:

  • CHF 360.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

You can find the course dates here.

The participants can safely remove the pistol from the holster, shoot it and holster it. The manipulations from module 1 are again consolidated so that they can be carried out safely and quickly.

Conditions of participation: Pistol Module 1 completed.

Course duration: 4 hours

Course content:

  • Repetition 4 safety rules,
  • Personal security check (PSK)
  • 4 draw sequences
  • Shooting from a holster including manipulations 
  • bug fixes

Course price:

  • CHF 340.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants deepen what they have learned from Pistol Modules 1 and 2. The individual manipulations are networked with each other. 

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1 & 2 completed.

Course duration: 4 hours

Course content:

  • Repetition of the content from Module 2
  • Deepening and extended automation of the processes
  • Introduction to shooting at multiple targets with timekeeping

Course price:

  • CHF 340.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

Participants can shoot from different positions. The manipulations in the various positions are also trained.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Repetition manipulations (loading, PSK, unloading, changing magazines, reloading, troubleshooting)
  • Various positions such as kneeling low and high, back, lying on the side
  • Manipulations in different positions

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants can safely implement the complex processes. For example moving, shooting and manipulating with the weapon.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Shoot while moving forward, backward and sideways
  • Shooting and manipulations on the move
  • Move in like in sporty IDPA shooting

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • CHF 30.- for “weapons rental”
  • Ammunition is included in the course fee

The participants can shoot and manipulate various exercises under time pressure.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • basic manipulations
  • Various exercises including manipulation with the shot timer

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants can safely use various techniques in dealing with tactical lamps and pistols. Learn to hit your target despite the darkness.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations
  • Introduction to shooting with a tactical lamp
  • shooting in the dark

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants learn how to use the weapon safely with one hand under difficult conditions. All manipulations including fixes can be shot with the weapon hand and the supporting hand.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations
  • One-hand draw and shoot with a strong hand
  • One-handed draw and shoot with a weak hand
  • One-handed shooting including their manipulation and troubleshooting
  • One-handed shooting SHO / WHO in dynamic competition shooting (IDPA / IPSC)

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants learn to improve their shooting cadence and accuracy with series of four to six shots. The basic manipulations are included. Approx. 300 shots are fired per participant. If you want to shoot a lot, this is the place for you!

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations 
  • Shooting four to six shots per round

Course price:

  • CHF 340.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

Participants learn to shoot at multiple targets. The basic manipulations are included.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations
  • Shoot at one to three targets
  • Shoot multiple targets at once

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants learn different techniques to shoot at barricades. The one- and two-handed shooting techniques as well as different stances are included.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations 
  • Shooting at the Barricade (VTAC)
  • Shooting at the barricade (IDPA)
  • Shoot with a strong or weak hand

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants learn the techniques to shoot from concealed weapons.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed. This course can only be completed with your own pistol and holster (belt, IWB or appendix).

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations 
  • Shooting from concealed carry (open jacket/shirt, closed jacket/sweater/t-shirt)

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants can move in teams of two and manipulate and shoot while adhering to tactical principles and commands.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repetition manipulations 
  • Repetition stalls and movement
  • Shoot in a team of 2

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

Have you ever had a problem while shooting or just "clicked"?

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Dry and sharp exercises with tools to simulate the disorders.
  • Troubleshooting 1 & 2 
  • Troubleshooter 2 with three, two or only one magazine
  • Shooting for time including troubleshooting
  • Shooting on the move including troubleshooting

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

Basic pistol tactics. All basic elements are combined in this module.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • failure drill
  • Standard environment control “Control & Scanning”
  • Extended environmental control according to VTAC
  • Shoot from the SUL position
  • Shoot from cover / Slice the pie
  • shoot and move
  • seek cover
  • Shoot at condition 3 / empty chamber

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

Rifle Courses

schiesskurs.ch offers structured and advanced courses with semi-automatic rifles (.22lr) for experienced and less experienced people. The courses are for women and men from the age of 18, a maximum of 6 participants per course. The aim of the courses is the safe, correct handling of firearms in theory and practice. A semi-automatic rifle can be “rented” for the duration of the course. Professional course management by former Swiss Army militia instructors. These courses are also suitable for weapon bearers in the security service and police aspirants. Course participants receive a course confirmation (course ID) for each module/shooting course. Important: These courses are held exclusively in caliber .22lr.

This course is just right for newcomers who have never shot with a semi-automatic rifle, as well as for career changers who want to refresh their knowledge of the subject. In this course we will teach you the necessary basic knowledge and safe handling of semi-automatic rifles.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Theory weapon, ammunition and aiming aids (Red Dot)
  • Theory 4 safety rules
  • carrying styles
  • Starting positions (low-ready, high-ready)
  • Personal security check (PSK)
  • Independent preparation of the weapon
  • Manipulations (loading, unloading, changing magazines, reloading)
  • Troubleshooting (tap rack, double feed)
  • Shooting distances from 7 to 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

The participants can shoot and move the weapons and adopt different positions. The manipulations from module 1 are again consolidated so that they can be carried out safely and quickly.

Eligibility requirements: Rifle Module 1 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • repeat basics
  • shooting on the move
  • Various positions (standing and kneeling)
  • Control scanning
  • Extended environment control (360°)
  • Shooting distances 10 from 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

The participants can safely remove the pistol from the holster, shoot it and holster it. The manipulations from module 1 are again consolidated so that they can be carried out safely and quickly.

Conditions of participation: Pistol Module 1 completed.

Course duration: 4 hours

Course content:

  • Repetition 4 safety rules,
  • Personal security check (PSK)
  • 4 draw sequences
  • Shooting from a holster including manipulations 
  • bug fixes

Course price:

  • CHF 320.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants can learn to shoot various exercises under time pressure (e.g. 1 shot from a low-ready position, distance 10m in 1.2 seconds on an A4 sheet.)

Conditions of participation: Rifle Module 1 & 2 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Basic exercises under time pressure
  • Exercises in motion, kneeling, lying down
  • Rifle test exercises
  • Shooting distances from 10 to 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

The participants safely implement the transition from long guns to handguns and back. 

Eligibility requirements: Pistol Module 3, Rifle Module 1 & 2 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Base manipulations pistol and rifle
  • Switching from long guns to handguns 
  • Shooting and manipulations on the move
  • Shooting distances from 7 to 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course.
  • A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.
  • A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

The participants can work in a team and switch from long to handguns. manipulate.

Conditions of participation: Rifle modules 3 and 5 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • Base manipulations pistol and rifle
  • Review of Rifle Module 3 topics 
  • communication
  • Shooting distances from 7 to 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course.
  • A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.
  • A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

The participants can shoot and manipulate various exercises under time pressure.

Conditions of participation: Pistol modules 1, 2 and 3 completed.

Course duration: 3 hours

Course content:

  • basic manipulations
  • Various exercises including manipulation with the shot timer

Course price:

  • CHF 250.-
  • Ammunition is included in the price of the course. A pistol can be rented for CHF 30 for the duration of the course.

The participants complete a basic test. This test contains 13 points, which must be completed on time. If the test is passed successfully, the participants receive a diploma. The Rifle Module 4 – Speed ​​serves as a very good preparation for the test. (e.g. 1 shot from low-ready position, distance 10m in 1.2 seconds on an A4 sheet.)

Eligibility requirements: Rifle Modules 1 and 2.

Course duration: 2 hours

Course content:

  • warm up
  • Basic testing program
  • Shooting distances from 10 to 25m

Course price:

  • CHF 120.-
  • A semi-automatic rifle including a red dot sight can be rented for CHF 40 for the duration of the course.

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Carbine 9mm

schiesskurs.ch offers structured and advanced shooting courses with semi-automatic rifles (9mm Para), also known as pistol caliber carbine or just carbine, for experienced and less experienced people. The courses are for women and men from the age of 18, a maximum of 6 participants per course. The aim of the courses is the safe, correct handling of firearms in theory and practice. These courses are also suitable for weapon bearers in the security service and police aspirants. The participants receive a course confirmation (course ID) when the course has been completed in full.  

Do you own a semi-automatic 9mm long gun (carbine)? Then this is the right course for you. In this course you will learn the basics with the carbine and the transition to your secondary weapon, the pistol.

Course duration : 3 hours

Course Content

  • Theory 4 safety rules, how AR-15 works, Red-Dot, MOA, offset etc.
  • carrying styles
  • Starting positions (low-ready, high-ready)
  • Personal security check (PSK)
  • Independent preparation of the weapon
  • Manipulations (loading, unloading, changing magazines, reloading)
  • Shooting distances from 7 to 25m

course price

  • CHF 250.-
  • Rent 9mm AR-9 CHF 60.-
  • Ammunition (9x19mm Nontox) is included in the price of the course. 

Notice

  • Four 9mm semi-automatic rifles are available. Please be sure to state this when registering. First come, first served

IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association)

At the IDPA, self-defense scenarios are carried out with standard weapons (pistols, revolvers and 9mm carbine) from the holster. Divided into different weapon categories (division) and performance categories (classification). The main objective is to test each individual's skills and abilities. IDPA was founded in the USA in 1996 and is represented in 70 countries.  

Under the following links you will find the most important documents for IDPA shooting:

Swiss IDPA clubs

Status: March 2023

Would you like to start IDPA sport shooting? In order to obtain the “hands-on” certificate, attend an IDPA intro course. This usually lasts one day and teaches you the most important rules for IDPA shooting.

You can participate if you...

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are new to the IDPA
  • has its own 9mm Para pistol, which is IDPA compliant
  • have mastered the basics of shooting from holsters (e.g. at least Module 2 - holster course or equivalent training completed)
  • have no prior convictions against life and limb
  • are not a citizen of Albania, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia or Turkey. (see Swiss Weapons Act, regulation Combathallen operator)

You…

  • repeat the basic techniques dry and with a sharp shot
  • learn IDPA rules and their practical applications
  • to pull the gun holster with concealment garment
  • shoots from cover and on the move
  • shoots the IDPA Classifier (72 rounds)

Our goal is that…

  • you are confident in handling the weapon
  • you know and can apply the most important IDPA rules
  • you successfully pass the IDPA Classifier
  • you are willing to participate in IDPA matches

Course duration : 7 hours

home defence

In thousands of self-defense situations involving firearms, it has been found that the typical self-defense situation lasts less than 3 seconds, fires an average of 3 shots and the distances are mostly under 7m.

2protect GmbH currently offers a special "Home Defense" course with revolvers. The participants learn the general safety rules when shooting, how to handle the revolver easily, how to act, how to make decisions based on the situation and how to communicate easily with the perpetrator. This course combines the ease of use with the complexity of an armed confrontation. The course is conducted in two parts. The first part takes place in the 2protect center and the second part in the combat hall. This course is also suitable for experienced pistol shooters. Course participants receive a course confirmation (course ID).

general guidelines

Course duration: 5 hours

Course content:

  • 4 safety rules
  • Starting positions (low-ready, high-ready)
  • Manipulations (loading, reloading, unloading, PSK)
  • Shooting distances between 3 and 5m
  • communication
  • moving in rooms
  • use of light sources
  • scenarios

Dry fire courses

Would you like to start shooting and you are concerned that it will be noisy? Then the Dry Fire (dry training) is just right for you. In a relaxed atmosphere you have the opportunity to practice essential processes on the weapon without it "banging". Are you an experienced shooter? I can show you advanced techniques and processes and train with you, which for safety reasons may not be practiced with live shots.

I offer you:

  • Introduction to Weapon Skills
  • Legal basis
  • Dry manipulations (loading, unloading, PSK, reloading, changing magazines, troubleshooting)
  • One Handed Manipulation Drills (Injured Training)
  • Shooting cinema with laser training weapons
  • Easy to difficult scenarios involving communication, weapon handling, movement with
  • Detailed analysis
  • Timed manipulation drills
  • Shoot and move for time
  • The training can be adapted to your needs. Contact us for a non-binding inquiry.

Private and group courses

Would you like your individual shooting training?

Whether you're a beginner and want to learn the basics, or already have experience and want to take your skills to the next level, I'll take you further. I tailor the training to your individual needs and goals to ensure you get the best possible results.

My focus is not only on improving your technical skills, but also on developing your mental strength and focus. I support you in visualizing your goals, controlling your nervousness and optimizing your performance under pressure.

In addition to training, I also offer advice on equipment, safety and competition preparation. My goal is to offer you a comprehensive and holistic training experience that will help you achieve your goals in shooting sports.

Use the full potential of your training in shooting sports and increase your performance with me. Contact me today to learn more about my services and to schedule an appointment. I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Who is allowed, who is not?

general guidelines

  • You are at least 18 or no older than 60 years (60+ on request) old
  • You are physically and mentally fit enough to complete a 3 or 5 hour course.
  • You don't have a criminal record for offenses against life and limb.
  • On the day of the course you have a current criminal record extract that is not older than 3 months ( online ). (except gun bearers and police officers).
  • Unfortunately, if you are a sole citizen of Albania, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Turkey, you cannot participate in the courses. (see Swiss Weapons Act , provision TSB Birmensdorf ( see Terms of Use 1.1.1 ).
  • If we consider you unsuitable for the courses in terms of character or mentality, we will not admit you to the courses.

Intensive courses in Arcisate

Are you looking for an intensive shooting course?

I offer group and personal training in Arcisate (Italy). Arcisate is located in Italy and is about 20 minutes by car from Mendrisio. In this outdoor area you can train almost anything you want: shooting in motion, a shooting range of almost 180°, steel targets and moving targets. An Eldorado for IDPA shooters or those who want to become one.

Group courses

Over three days we will shoot an intensive program at the shooting range in Arcisate (Italy). For group courses, the number of participants is limited to 6 people. The courses usually take place from Thursday to Saturday. An important requirement for participation is that you have a European Firearms Passport (EFWP).

personal training

During personal training in Arcisate you usually shoot around 800 rounds. The program will be put together individually for you. I usually offer these courses/training from Monday to Wednesday and are scheduled for two days. Please contact me if I have aroused your interest.