This course will cover a wide variety of topics from types of handguns and their functionality to gear and gadget selection. This class is meant for ANYBODY with an interest in learning about handgun ownership and operations.
[note: Actual course time may vary depending on average student experience and desired training goals.]
[important: If you do not already have a handgun, please contact your instructor for recommendations prior to signing up.]
What to Expect
The classroom portion of this class will be conducted via Zoom Meeting. Then, we will meet at the range for some show & tell and skill building.
Basic skills developed and topics covered at the range will include the following:
- Safe gun handling
- Trigger control
- Basic marksmanship
- Defensive accuracy
- Clearing malfunctions
- Gear & gadget review
- Handgun maintenance
What to bring
Required for each student
- Great attitude, willingness to have fun, and eagerness to learn!
- Head gear: Hat, ball cap, or other brimmed head-wear to protect you from the sun and potential flying/floating debris.
- Eye protection: Shooting glasses, prescription glasses, sunglasses, or other suitable tempered protective eyewear.
- Hearing protection: Ear plugs or ear muffs are required. Electronic ear muffs are preferred, for those who have access to them.
- IMPORTANT: Closed-toed, comfortable shoes. We will be standing a lot. Bring something comfortable, with a thick enough sole to protect your feet while walking on expended brass, gravel and/or dirt.
- Ammunition: At least 100 rounds for each gun you plan to fire.
(If you have issues obtaining ammunition, contact me for more options; at least 3 days prior to class.)
Hint … If you do not already own protective gear, and you do not want to buy everything right away, please let me know. I have a limited supply of loaner gear I can bring for you.
- Equipment: Any additional equipment you may have (speed loaders, extra magazines, holsters, etc.)
- Cool drinking water. We will be working outside. Regardless of the weather, you will need to be drinking to stay safe and healthy.
IMPORANT: Limit or avoid caffeine intake for 12hrs prior to training outdoors to prevent dehydration and heat related injuries.
- Sunscreen or Rain gear: We will have limited cover and you will be exposed to the weather during all exercises.
- Comfortable seating: Range seating may be limited, and is rarely comfortable. Folding chairs are HIGHLY encouraged.
- Snacks: You will be burning a lot of calories. The range is a LONG way from the nearest convenience store or drive-thru. You will not be able to grab snacks once the class begins.