Basic - Handgun Basics

Duration: 3 hours classroom 2 hours Range



Leslee Smith-Kelly

Instructor Bio

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This lesson will introduce you to a wealth of information on different types of self-defense firearms including handguns, home defense shotguns, etc. Additionally, this course will cover Basic Defensive Shooting Fundamentals. This course will include dry fire pratice as well as 2 hours of Live Fire at an Indoor Range.

This is course will be taught by a USCCA Certified Instructor presenting USCCA Material.

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Topics Covered


  • The universal safety rules.

  • Clearing handguns 
  • Understanding a handgun’s action.
  • Understanding revolvers
  • Understanding semi-automatics. 
  • Handgun ammunition
  • Proper grip
  • A natural and neutral shooting platform.
  • Aligning the muzzle to the target.
  • Point / instinctive shooting.
  • Flash sight picture.
  • Precise sight alignment.
  • Trigger control.

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Expectations and Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will have an understanding of the Universal Safety Rules, Fundamental Concepts of Handgun Safety, Introduction to types of Firearm, and Fundamental Handgun Concepts.

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Basic, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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Handgun Rental will be available at the Range. All participants renting a handgun will be required to purchase ammunition from the range.

Please note this is a 2 day course. Classroom will consist of 3 hours lecture. Live Fire will consist of 2 hours on the Sunday Morning after the class from 9-11 am. 

All details will be emailed upon registration.