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Basic Pistol (Private)

Aug 15th @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT


Aug 15This 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 who owns a gun, but has never had any formal training.
IMPORTANT: This is a two-part class. Please be sure to read details below.

If you own your own pistol, and you’re ready to start training … start here!

[note: Actual course time may vary depending on average student experience and desired training goals.]

Students are required to cancel at least 3 days in advance of a class date in order to receive a full refund. Classes cancelled less than 3 days before the class may be granted credit toward a future class.

USCCA Slide - Background logoWhat to Expect

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

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.

Highly recommended:

  • 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: We will have shade during breaks, but 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 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.


Aug 15th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
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Mike Baxter
(916) 729-8377


Sacramento Valley Shooting Center
15501 Meiss Rd
Sloughhouse, CA 95683 United States
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(916) 354-9668


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