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Basic - An opportunity for new shooters to learn firearm safety and develop their shooting skills

Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours range time



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Although DPS has stated repeatedly (since 1995) in LTC instructor classes that the LTC “demonstration of proficiency” is NOT intended to teach beginners how to shoot a handgun, many (normally part-time) instructors continue to mix very inexperienced (and sometimes pure novice) shooters on the firing line with experienced shooters. Therefore, “shooting tests” in many range environments often creates anxiety for all participants, with many failures. As such, we offer the following: approximately 1 to 1 ½ hour class for only beginners.

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Topics Covered

The basic firearm safety rules. Learn how to safely and properly handle, use and store a handgun. Learn proper basic pistol shooting fundamentals such as aiming, grip, stance, breathing, trigger control, and much more.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will be issued a certificate upon successful completion.

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Basic, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Government issued Identification
Pen and Notebook

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50 rounds of commercially produced ammunition (store bought, no reloads)
Hearing Protection
Eye Protection