Basic Handgun Fundamentals

Basic - the perfect starting point for handgun familiarity for self defense or shooting sports!

Duration: 2 hours in the classroom, 1 hour on the range



Mark and Amy Farrow

Instructor Bio

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This class will help familiarize you with contemporary handguns commonly used for self defense and shooting sports. If you would like to be "more comfortable with firearms," and have a better understanding of how they work, as well as how to safely use and maintain your firearms, this is the class for you!

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Topics Covered

  • Explaination of the 4 "Cardinal Rules of Gun Safety"
  • Explaination of how semi-automatic handguns operate
  • Explaination of how revolvers operate
  • Explaination of ammunition calibers
  • Proper handling of firearms
  • How to safely transport firearms
  • What to look for in a quality firearm
  • Basic shooting technique

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Expectations and Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you should be more comfortable with firearms, and have a better understanding of them. If you already have a firearm, you should be able to break it down and clean it, and be comfortable with it's operation. If you don't have a firearm yet, you should come away from this course with knokwledge of what to look for when in a new firearm.
You should also be more comfortable with the basic operation of handguns, including loading and unloading, proper grip, aim, and shooting. 

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Basic, NRA Courses

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Documentation Requirements


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

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For the classroom time, you may bring your own handgun -UNLOADED- in an appropriate enclosure (either the original box it came in, or a hard or soft carrying case). PLEASE DO NOT BRING AMMUNITION to the classroom! For everyone's safety, there will not be any live ammunition in the classroom.

For the Range time, you will need to bring proper shooting eye and ear protection. If you have your own firearm, it should be brought to the range in a proper case, unloaded. You may bring your own, factory loaded ammuntion, or you can purchase some at the range.