GEAR LISTS

CONCEALED CARRY GEAR LIST (PDF Download)

 

  1. 1 – Good Attitude – If you are overly sensitive or a “snowflake,” a Nine and One Tactical class is not for you.
  2. 1 - Semi-automatic pistol or revolver in serviceable caliber, i.e. 9mm, .45acp or .38 special, for example.   .22’s are also acceptable for this course.  Preferably no revolvers if you can help it but if that’s what you have, bring it.  People with other calibers are more than welcome to attend but 9mm and .45acp are the preferred calibers at a Nine and One Tactical range and I’ll explain why during class.  I assure you, there is a reason.
  3. 150 Rounds of ammunition (because you will have the opportunity to shoot more than the state mandated 36 rounds of ammo, in a Nine and One class.  NO RELOADED AMMUNITION WHATSOEVER!  YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON MY FIRING LINE WITH RELOADED AMMUNITION.  THE COST OF THE CLASS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOU BRING CRAPPY AMMOALSO, NO ALUMINUM CASED AMMO.  BRASS CASED, FACTORY LOADED AMMO ONLY, PLEASE.
  4. **Any ammunition meeting the aforementioned specs will probably operate just fine but PLEASE, don’t skimp on your ammo purchase.  This will go a long way toward you having a good range experience.  If it’s the cheapest thing on the shelf, there’s probably a reason.  Also, buy from Ammo Supply Warehouse at www.ammosupplywarehouse.com, especially if you intend to buy in bulk. (500 - 1,000+ rounds at a time)  Ammo Supply Warehouse has great prices and very fast, dependable customer service. **
  5. 1 - Sturdy belt capable of supporting the weight of a pistol and spare magazines.
  6. **”Superbio gun-belts” are HIGHLY recommended.  They’re probably the best gun-belts on the market as far as I know.   If nylon is your thing, www.originalsoegear.com is the place to go for nylon belts.  You’ll probably have to wait longer for a belt from SOE but their products are the best nylon products on the market. **
  7. 1 - Sturdy, strong side or appendix carry, gun holster.  Kydex is preferred, especially for inside the waistband holsters.  THE HOLSTER MUST NOT COLLAPSE WHEN THE PISTOL IS DRAWN.  IF YOU CANNOT REHOLSTER YOUR GUN WITH ONE HAND BECAUSE OF YOUR HOLSTER, THAT HOLSTER IS NOT WELCOME ON MY RANGE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ONTO THE FIRING LINE.  NO CROSS DRAW OR SHOULDER HOLSTERS ALLOWED.  THE PRICE OF THE CLASS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOU BRING A CRAPPY HOLSTER.  THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE!  At Nine and One Tactical, “NSR Tactical” holsters from www.NSRtactical.com  are the preferred choice.  There are a ton of other good holsters out there and buying NSR gear for class is not necessary… but if you’re going to ask me which holster to buy, NSR will always be my first answer.  **If NSR doesn’t make a holster to fit your particular gun, chances are you should reevaluate your gun selection. **
  8. MINIMUM of two magazines for your pistol or at least one speed loader if you’re “that guy” with a revolver.
  9. 1 - Support side magazine pouch is preferred.  You will be allowed to carry spare mags in your pocket while on the range but it’s not recommended.  If you choose to reload from your pocket, that’s fine, it can be done.  However, you’ll understand the need for a mag pouch after the first reload drill.
  10. 1 - Set of ear protection.  Electronic ear pro is recommended but not necessary.
  11. 1 - Set of eye protection.  “Safety” glasses are strongly recommended.
  12. Hydration at the range.  You’ll need plenty of it, especially if it’s hot.  (Water will probably be provided in most situations but you may prefer something different)  NO ALCOHOL AT THE RANGE WHATSOEVER!  IF I SEE IT, SMELL IT OR HEAR ABOUT YOU HAVING IT, YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM CLASS.
  13. Knee pads – optional
  14. Comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather.  Something you don’t mind getting dirty.  LOW CUT SHIRTS ARE A BAD IDEA.  SHIRTS SHOULD HAVE COLLARS THAT EITHER LAY FLAT OR CAN BE BUTTONED TO THE TOP.  T-shirts are perfectly acceptable.
  15. Rain gear – optional  (we will shoot in the rain if it’s not a torrential downpour) 
  16. 1 - Hat.  Ball-cap preferred.  Trust me… You’ll be glad you wore a hat.
  17. Bug spray - optional and weather / location dependent
  18. Sunscreen - optional and weather dependent

Note:  I have a FEW pairs of extra eye and ear protection if you cannot provide your own and will be glad to share those with anyone who needs them at the range.  I also have a FEW extra holsters for those of you who may not have a quality one of your own.  However, my spare holsters will only fit mid-sized and full-sized, Glock pistols in .40, 9mm and .357 sig calibers or Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistols in 9mm or .40 caliber.


PISTOL TACTICS 1 & 2 GEAR LIST (PDF Download)

 

  1. 1 – Good attitude – If you are overly sensitive or a “snowflake,” a Nine and One Tactical class is not for you… There will be profanity and it’s for a reason!
  2. 1 - Semi-automatic pistol, in serviceable caliber, i.e. 9mm or .45acp preferably. NO REVOLVERS! People with other calibers are more than welcome to attend but 9mm and .45acp are the preferred calibers at a Nine and One Tactical range and I’ll explain why during class. I assure you, there is a reason.
  3. MINIMUM 500 rounds of QUALITY, BRASS CASED ammunition. NO RELOADED AMMUNITION WHATSOEVER! YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON MY FIRING LINE WITH RELOADED AMMUNITION. THE COST OF THE CLASS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOU BRING CRAPPY AMMO. ALSO, NO ALUMINUM CASED AMMO. BRASS CASED, FACTORY LOADED AMMO ONLY, PLEASE.
  4. **Any ammunition meeting the aforementioned specs will probably operate just fine but PLEASE, don’t skimp on your ammo purchase. This will go a long way toward you having a good range experience. If it’s the cheapest thing on the shelf, there’s probably a reason. Also, buy from Ammo Supply Warehouse at www.ammosupplywarehouse.com, especially if you intend to buy in bulk. (500 - 1,000+ rounds at a time) Ammo Supply Warehouse has great prices and very fast, dependable customer service. **
  5. 1 - Sturdy belt capable of supporting the weight of a pistol and spare magazines.
  6. **”Superbio gun-belts” are HIGHLY recommended. They’re probably the best gun-belts on the market as far as I know. If nylon is your thing, www.originalsoegear.com is the place to go for nylon belts. You’ll probably have to wait longer for a belt from SOE but their products are the best nylon products on the market. **
  7. 1 - Sturdy, strong side or appendix carry, gun holster. Kydex is preferred, especially for inside the waistband holsters. THE HOLSTER MUST NOT COLLAPSE WHEN THE PISTOL IS DRAWN. IF YOU CANNOT REHOLSTER YOUR GUN WITH ONE HAND BECAUSE OF YOUR HOLSTER, THAT HOLSTER IS NOT WELCOME ON MY RANGE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ONTO THE FIRING LINE. NO CROSS DRAW OR SHOULDER HOLSTERS ALLOWED AND NO “SMALL OF THE BACK” CARRY. THE PRICE OF THE CLASS WILL NOT BE REFUNDED IF YOU BRING A CRAPPY HOLSTER. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE! At Nine and One Tactical, “NSR Tactical” holsters from www.NSRtactical.com are the preferred choice. There are a ton of other good holsters out there and buying NSR gear for class is not necessary… but if you’re going to ask me which holster to buy, NSR will always be my first answer. **If NSR doesn’t make a holster to fit your particular gun, chances are you should reevaluate your gun selection. **
  8. MINIMUM of three magazines for your pistol.
  9. 1 – Support side magazine pouch is preferred. You will be allowed to carry spare mags in your pocket while on the range but it’s not recommended. If you choose to reload from your pocket, that’s fine, it can be done. However, you’ll understand the need for a mag pouch after the first reload drill.
  10. 1 – Set of ear protection. Electronic ear pro is recommended but not necessary.
  11. 1 – Set of eye protection. “Safety” glasses are strongly recommended.
  12. Food and hydration while at the range. Water is recommended and will be provided for you in most situations. You’ll need plenty of it, especially if it’s hot. Food will not be provided unless otherwise specified at the time you sign up for class. NO ALCOHOL AT THE RANGE WHATSOEVER! IF I SEE IT, SMELL IT OR HEAR ABOUT YOU HAVING IT, YOU WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REMOVED FROM CLASS.
  13. 1 – Roll of masking tape – Preferred, not mandatory
  14. Basic gun cleaning supplies – optional but recommended
  15. Knee pads – optional
  16. Comfortable clothing, appropriate for the weather. Something you don’t mind getting dirty. LOW CUT SHIRTS ARE A BAD IDEA. SHIRTS SHOULD HAVE COLLARS THAT EITHER LAY FLAT OR CAN BE BUTTONED TO THE TOP. T-shirts are perfectly acceptable.
  17. Rain gear – optional (we will shoot in the rain if it’s not a torrential downpour)
  18. 1 – Hat. Ball-cap preferred. Trust me… You’ll be glad you wore a hat.
  19. Bug spray – optional and weather / location dependent
  20. Sunscreen – optional and weather dependent

Note: I have a FEW pairs of extra eye and ear protection if you cannot provide your own and will be glad to share those with anyone who needs them at the range. I also have a FEW extra holsters for those of you who may not have a quality one of your own. However, if you need to use ANY of my “loaner gear” LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR CLASS, to ensure that particular item will be reserved for you!

 

Also, have your gear ready to go before class and test everything you can BEFORE you arrive. This means, your magazines loaded, your ammo in some container other than the cardboard boxes it came in (preferably an ammo can), if any of your gear takes batteries (ear protection for example) make sure you have working batteries in the device(s) before you arrive, make sure the screws are tight on your holster or other support gear, and that everything you bring is sized for you. Please don’t waste your time, my time or the time of your classmates by arriving unprepared. That’ll only piss off everyone around you. You’re an adult, act like it and be prepared.