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Course Description: This 17-hour course will help the individual to operate their weapon safely, legally, and effectively a well as help them prepare mentally and emotionally for a potential deadly-force confrontation.  It will also include range time with hands on training and a shooting qualification course.


Equipment & Materials Required: Students must provide their own handgun, holster, spare magazine or revolver loading device, magazine pouch, ear protection, eye protection of wraparound or side panel design, baseball cap or brimmed hat, 300 rounds of factory new training ammunition (not reloads or remanufactured ammunition), and note taking materials.


The Lead Instructor, Emanuel Kapelsohn, has been certified as a firearms instructor by the FBI, NRA, Glock, H&K, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the NJ Police Training Commission, and others. His certifications include police handgun, shotgun, patrol rifle, precision rifle, automatic weapons, and tactical firearms. A Staff Instructor at Col. Jeff Cooper’s American Pistol Institute (“Gunsite”), he was an “A” Class IPSC combat pistol competitor, rated Expert with rifle and shotgun and Distinguished Expert with pistol and revolver, is a graduate of the US Army Marksmanship Training Unit’s Police Countersniper Rifle Course at Ft. Benning, the IACP Precision Rifle Course at Ft. Dix, Clint Smith’s Urban Rifle Course, and many other programs. In addition to firearms, he has been certified as an instructor in defensive tactics, handgun retention, pepper spray, baton, Taser Master Instructor, less lethal impact munitions, psycho-motor skill design instructor, is certified in executive protection, pursuit/counterterrorist driving, shooting scene reconstruction, as a Force Science Analyst and Advanced Specialist. He has trained and certified thousands of police officers and instructors nationwide for the past 43 years; has written over 120 published articles and longer works; has served for 36 years on the Board of Directors of IALEFI (Int’l Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors); served on the MPOETC’s curriculum development committee that designed the Act 120 Police Academy Curriculum used throughout Pennsylvania for 16 years, on the MPOETC Patrol Rifle Standards Development Committee; and on the team that designed and implemented the Police Use of Force mandatory in-service training program taught to 24,000 officers statewide in 2016. He trained instructors for MPOETC at the PA State Police Academy at Hershey and at Ft. Indiantown Gap, and has served as a reserve deputy sheriff in two states over the past 24 years. Agencies for which he has trained and certified instructors include the New York State Police, Oregon State Police, Louisiana State Police, Missouri Highway Patrol, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police, Calgary Police Service, Metropolitan Toronto Police Service, and the Police Departments of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Trenton, Jersey City, Atlantic City, Miami, Dallas, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Seattle, Tacoma, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Justice Academy, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, BATF (multiple programs), and others. He is also a practicing attorney with degrees from Yale University and Harvard Law School, and testifies as an expert witness in officer-involved shooting cases in courts nationwide.

Pastor Jeffrey Grant served as the former Operations Pastor and Church Security Team Leader at Faith Church in Allentown, PA.  He is also a Pennsylvania State Police Chaplain.  He is a certified firearms instructor and a certified patrol rifle instructor.

Questions? Call instructor Manny Kapelsohn at 610-360-7053, or and Jeffrey Grant at 513-515-2607, or



The Peregrine Corporation

1636 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. #320

Allentown, PA 18104

Cell:  610-360-7053

Defensive Handgun Course for House of Worship Protective Team Members

April 5-7, 2024  

Faith Church, Allentown, PA & Topton Fish & Game Association Range

Instructions:  Please complete the registration form below and return by clicking the “SUBMIT” button below.   Mail your attendance fee by check or money order in the amount of $400 payable to The Peregrine Corporation to: 


The Peregrine Corporation, 1636 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. #320, Allentown, PA 18104.


Write “April 2024 H.O.W. Class” on the memo line of the check or money order. Class size is limited.  Your payment must be received by March 20, 2024 to reserve your place in the class.  When we receive this registration form and your attendance fee we will email you a confirmation that you are registered for the course.


Please refer to the course flier for a list of the equipment and supplies you will need for the course.


Questions?  Call Manny Kapelsohn at 610-360-7053 or Pastor Jeff Grant at 513-515-2607.

Defensive Handgun Course for House of Worship Protective Team Members

April 5-7, 2024

3 Day Course  

Faith Church, Allentown, PA & Topton Fish & Game Association Range

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