No handgun knowledge required.
17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

With 30 years’ experience teaching women, men and children self-defense and personal safety, IMPACT is pleased to present its new Pistol Basics Course.

From our founder, Lisa Gaeta: “It has always been my philosophy that using your body to defend yourself is the best way to go since your body is ALWAYS with you, unlike a weapon. While IMPACT as an organization has not taken a position either for or against gun ownership or possession, it is my personal opinion that if someone chooses to introduce a firearm into their environment, they should know how to do so safely and responsibly. If you choose to arm yourself, then you should be as well-trained in the use of that weapon as you are with your arms and legs. Does this mean that we think you should go and buy yourself a gun? NO! But we know that there are a bunch of you “closet” gun owners that need to be trained. No matter what form of self-defense or personal safety you choose, take the time to know that form or device well. Our new Pistol Basics Course will provide the same excellent training you’ve become used to from IMPACT. Your personal safety is up to you. It’s your choice: we just want to provide the best training possible for those who choose to arm themselves.”

If you want to learn how to handle a pistol safely and responsibly, or to improve your marksmanship, you can do this in our supportive, non-competitive, co-ed environment. Our Pistol Basics Course is taught with the same thorough and thoughtful process as all our courses are presented.

Our staff will help dispel the mysteries of safety and effectively shooting a pistol.

Also covered:

  • The fundamentals of marksmanship and principles of target shooting
  • How to solve mechanical problems that stop the pistol from firing when you’re using it (jams/malfunctions)
  • Hands-on experience with different sized (calibers) pistols

Students may use their own handgun and their own ammo (no steel cased or bi-metal), or pistol rentals and ammo are available. All students will shoot an initial course of fire using a .22 caliber pistol.

17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.



$55 Repeaters
Ammo: $17 (approx)
All guns and safety equipment included.

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