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Intro to Pistol


Duration: 1 day



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This is a basic pistol course designed for entry level shooters to become comfortable and familiar with pistol marksmanship, including safe pistol handling and manipulation.

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Topics Covered

  • Pistol handling and manipulation
  • Weapon maintenance
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Equipment selection
  • Pistol ballistics
  • Legal considerations

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Basic, CCW

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  • pistol of quality manufacture
  • 3 magazines
  • eye and ear protection
  • 300 rounds of ammunition
  • a quality optic is recommended, but not required 
  • water and food, as desired

Additional gear is advised based on season/weather (sunscreen, hat, raingear, etc.).