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Protective Shooting Concepts provides Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding region with full-spectrum firearms training, in both open enrollment and private environments.

Using a systematic approach to training, we design and develop our classes from the best available information and tailor them to YOU - the responsible armed American.

Jay Cunningham is the owner and head coach of Protective Shooting Concepts. Jay is a resident of Western Pennsylvania, and began serious firearms training in 2006.  As part of his own growth and development, he is actively coaching both novice and experienced shooters.

Jay has participated in over 1,000 hours of formal professional firearms training and is an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer, NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, and NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor.

Jay was a Vickers Shooting Method Regional Endorsed Instructor and was Colt AR-15 Armorer Certified by Ken Elmore of Specialized Armament.

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Protective Pistol 1

WHAT'S YOUR PLAN TO WIN WHEN TROUBLE FINDS YOU?

Protective Pistol 1 builds your default response to a lethal threat. This 10 hour class gives you everything you need and nothing you don't - by the end of your training you have an effective response you can confidently call upon in a crisis.

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Protective Pistol 2

BECOME A THREAT TO THOSE WHO WOULD THREATEN YOU.

Protective Pistol 2 is the most versatile and diverse shooting event we offer. We cover 10 hours of mindset, tactics, marksmanship, and gun handling. This IS our premier protective shooting experience.

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Protective Pistol 3

THE ONLY SURE WAY TO LOSE, IS TO QUIT.

Protective Pistol 3 challenges your mindset and skills. For 10 hours we diagnose and enhance your shooting and also work on solving extreme problems - use your head as well as your gun.

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Protective Shotgun

IT'S THE MOST COMMON FIREARM... AND THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD.

Protective Shotgun teaches you to operate your scattergun with authority. Either semi-automatic or pump action, this 10 hour class gets your "autopilot" active to keep them constantly fed with ammunition. Learn to run these powerful weapons properly!

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Protective Pistol - Dark

THEY SAY BAD STUFF HAPPENS AT NIGHT... THEY'RE RIGHT.

Protective Pistol Dark dedicates five hours to the low light employment of a handgun. Shooters will discover the effectiveness of their chosen sighting systems, learn proper flashlight techniques, and compare handheld lights to weapon mounted lights.

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Protective Pistol 3

THEY WANTED A QUICK PAYDAY... NOT THE BUSINESS END OF A 12 GAUGE WITH A WEAPON LIGHT.

Protective Shotgun Dark prepares the home defender for the possibility of low light fighting within a structure. This five hour event addresses maneuvering in tight quarters with a full size shotgun, weapon light employment, and use of cover.

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