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Level 1 – Fundamentals 101 Training with Mike Benbow

July 27 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

*Please note cancellations will only be accepted up to 7 days prior to the class date. No shows on the day of will not be refunded.*

Staccato 2011 Level 1 Fundamentals Course

This one-day course is for current and prospective Staccato 2011 owners who want to develop a better understanding of the 2011 platform, care and maintenance of the 2011, and the fundamentals of employing the 2011. Upon completion of the course, all attendees will possess the skills needed for owning, maintaining, and operating a 2011 pistol.

Class will begin at 8 am at the Staccato Ranch Training classroom located at 2845 County Road 233 in Florence TX 76527.

Upon completion of the classroom portion, all instructors and students will go to the Staccato Ranch Range located at 1223 County Road 233, Florence, TX 76527 for the live fire portion of the course.

Coffee and water will be provided, please bring any snacks or specialty drinks you may need or desire (no alcohol allowed before or during training). A lunch break will be provided and will be announced by the instructor.

Dress for range should be comfortable clothing and weather specific.  If it rains, we will still train so bring raingear if you require it, sunscreen and hats for hot sunny weather is recommended.

We will discuss range safety and rules, discuss the 1911/2011 platform, disassemble and assemble the 2011, discuss carrying options, dryfire and do static firearms training.

Student needs to be able to stand for long periods of time.  If you require special accommodations or have questions concerning the course, please email us at training@staccato2011.com

Total class time is around 8-9 hours.

Required Student Provided Items:

  • Ballistic eye protection
  • Hearing protection
  • Staccato 2011
  • 3 magazines with mag carrier for at least one
  • Holster
  • 350 rounds of ammunition
  • Any item needed for environmental conditions.

Your Instructor

Mike Benbow

Staccato’s Director of Training Mike Benbow recently retired from the United States Marshals Service as the Tactical Operations Commander for their Special Operations Group (SOG). Mike spent 25 years in the Marshals and 21 years in SOG. During his tenure as SOG Cadre, Mike was responsible for the shooting and entry programs as well as overseeing Tactical Operations.  He participated in and lead missions across the United States and its territories as well as several overseas deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and other counties abroad.

Prior to his time in the US Marshals, Mike served as a uniformed Sheriff’s Deputy, a Narcotics Detective and a United States Border Patrol Agent.

Mike was instrumental in the adoption of the Staccato 2011 by SOG and has 20 years’ experience shooting, carrying and instructing with the 1911/2011 platform. Mike’s passion for all shooting disciplines carried throughout his career and continues today.


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July 27
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Staccato Ranch
1223 Co Rd 233
Florence, TX 76527 United States
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