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What You Will Learn

  • Essential firearms safety rules

  • Different types of pistols and which one is best for you/your situation

  • The basics of ammunition

  • The fundamentals of pistol shooting

  • Different shooting positions

  • The most common shooting errors

  • Proper firearm cleaning and maintenance

  • How to maintain your skills

Course Description:

The Instructor Led course place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience.


Course topics include: firearm safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA/NFAB Certified Instructor. 

Required equipment: (Contact us about any equipment you may not have)

  • Hearing Protection - (if you don't have - will be provided for use during course)

  • Eye Protection (if you don't have - will be provided for use during course)

  • Billed Hat (baseball cap or similar style)

  • Sturdy Footwear (closed toe boots/athletic shoes/tennis – no open toe shoes/sandals/flip-flops)

  • Crew Neck Style Shirts (short or long sleeve – no tank tops or low cut shirts)

  • Appropriate Weather Clothing/Gear 

  • Your Licensed Pistol/Handgun, unloaded and encased

  • Government Issued I.D + Firearm License

  • A rigid, strong side holster designed to be worn inside or outside the waistband

  • 30-50 rounds of ammunition 

  • Two - Three magazines (speed loaders for revolvers)

  • Magazine Holder/Pouch

  • Cleaning Kit (specific to the shotgun being used)

  • Food/Snacks (lunch/breaks)

  • Water/Sports Drink (for the duration of the course)

  • Note Taking Materials

*All live fire shooting conducted in accordance with NRA/NFAB Basics of Shotgun Shooting course requirements*



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