Fundamental Introduction to Handguns

This course is four hours long, consisting of three hours of lecture time and one hour of live fire exercises. The "lectures" will consist of open dialog, question/answers, discussions, interactive demonstrations, videos, and more. This is a FUN and SAFE way to be introduced to handguns. This course aims to effectively teach firarm safety, range safety, and the 7 fundamentals of effective shooting.

*Note* - There is a strict limit of participants in this course to ensure that each student has adequate one-on-one time with the instructor.

The following topics will be covered:

What you will need:

  • $140 (tuition fee is $35 / hour)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition for a firearm you bring (personal firearm is NOT required, but is optional)
    • If you do not bring your own firearm, please bring 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition (available below at $.40 / rd)
  • 50 rounds of .22 LR ammunition
    • Available below for $.15 / rd
  • Notebook and pen
  • OPTIONAL: Your own handgun
    • If you bring your own firearm, please bring 50 rounds of standard range ammunition (no armor piercing, tracers, etc.)
    • *NOTE* - Firearm and Ammunition MUST be inspected by instructor prior to the beginning of the class

Level of Proficiency Student can expect to achieve:

  • True working knowledge of the 4 Rules of Gun Safety
  • Safely conduct themselves in a range (understanding range commands, rules, vocabulary, etc.)
  • Safely and immediately check the status of a handgun (loaded, safety, etc.)
  • Safely Load and Unload a handgun
  • Shoot 80% accuracy of a "combat effective" sized-target from a distance of 21 feet
  • Identify (by correct name) the primary parts of a handgun
  • Field Strip, clean, and re-assemble a handgun

What Will Be Provided:

  • .22 LR Pistol
  • 9 mm Pistol (in case student does not bring a personal firearm)
  • Range Fees
  • Eye and Ear protection
  • United States Concealed Carry Association book "Concealed Carry and Home Defense"
  • Issue of "Concealed Carry" Magazine
  • Electronic Certificate of Completion


To see some highlights from previous classes, please see the video below:

This is NOT an NRA Approved Course.