No handgun knowledge required.

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 safely and effectively shooting a pistol.

This Pistol Intro class will be taught at an indoor shooting range.

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/stopages)
  • 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.


I do not own a firearm. Can I still sign up for this class?
Yes, we provide all guns and safety equipment.

How old do I need to be to sign up for this class?
18 or older. Under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

I’m nervous and have never shot a firearm before. Will this be a problem?
We will help you every step of the way. We start with a classroom session using rubber training guns so you can familiarize yourself with the gun prior to working your way up to the live fire portion of the class. We use .22 caliber semi auto pistols which produce less noise and recoil, which is an effective way to introduce people to shooting.

I have my own firearm. Can I bring it to class?
Yes, you may bring your own gun to class, just let us know what make and model you will be bringing. This class is designed to help you familiarize yourself with your pistol.

I have experience shooting. What benefit will I get by taking this class?
Formal instruction addresses the many aspects that encompass firearms marksmanship. We provide coaching that can help beginning to experienced shooters improve their marksmanship.

I’m interested in purchasing a firearm. Will taking this class help me in making my purchase?
If you are looking to buy a handgun, this class will help you decide which handgun best suits you. We cover many of the questions often asked with purchasing a handgun, such as strengths, weaknesses, price points, purpose of use, type of material, etc.

What does the class involve?
An orientation lecture, firearms safety, handgun types, components of ammunition, fundamentals of firearms marksmanship, and live fire.

Which type of guns will I get to shoot?
Pistol Basics 1/Pistol Intro is taught using a .22 caliber semi auto. Final shooting stage consists of varying handguns types and calibers ranging from .380 to .45 caliber handguns.

Why is there a re-taker price?
Shooting is a perishable skill. The re-taker price is designed to encourage students to return and practice their shooting skills.



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