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Basic Pistol (Handguns 101)

Basic - An introductory class for first time gun owners or those considering owning their first gun

Duration: 4 hours classrrom



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now February 18 Saturday
Pottstown, PA
3 - 15 Students 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Gary Wolf Space Available
Register Now March 11 Saturday
Pottstown, PA
3 - 10 Students 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gary Wolf Space Available
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This class is designed with the first time gun owner in mind, including those who are not yet gun owners but are thinking about becoming one. In a classroom setting, we use "immersion training" to cover all the topics for safe and responsible gun ownership while removing the fears and misconceptions of owning a handgun. Students "learn by doing".

This class is an introductory class and is a prerequisite for any student desiring to take more advanced classes with Dakota Firearms, such as Live Fire training at a range.

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Topics Covered

Topics to be covered are:

  • Types of handguns
  • Ammo types
  • Handling handguns
  • Loading/unloading
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Shooting stance
  • Handling misfires and malfunctions
  • First gun considerations

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Expectations and Outcomes

At the conclusion of the class, first time gun owners will have the skills to safely and responsibly handle firearms. And those people who are not yet gun owners but are thinking about it will have the knowledge and information to determine if gun ownership is for them.

Pennsylvania does not require completion of a safety class prior to obtaining a concealed carry permit. However, at the conclusion of this class, students will receive a "Certificate of Completion". This CoC can be used as proof that students registering for more advanced classes with Dakota Firearms have taken this introductory class. Please double check your registered name, as it will be that name which will be printed on your certificate.

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Documentation Requirements

A driver's license or other form of ID will be required at checkin for anyone over 18,

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

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Students are permitted to bring their own personal firearm, but NO live ammunition in the gun, in the magazine or on their person.

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