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Intro to Pistol

Basic - Become familiar with the basics of pistol shooting in a safe and secure environment.

Duration: 4 hours



Margo Liss

Instructor Bio

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This is a basic pistol course designed for entry level shooters to become comfortable and familiar with firearm mechanics and pistol marksmanship, including safe pistol handling and manipulation, typically covered in 2 hours of classroom and 2 hours of range time.  Body mechanics as they relate to firearm choice and basic tactical medical are also covered.

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Topics Covered

- Firearm mechanics
- Pistol handling and manipulation
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Equipment selection
- Basic range etiquette
- Basic tactical medical

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will become familiar with the mechanics and operation of semi-automatic pistols.  They will learn the basics of marksmanship and have a better understanding of how to choose the best handgun for their body mechanics.

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Documentation Requirements

A waiver will be sent to the student upon registration and must be signed prior to the start of class.

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

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- Pistol of quality manufacture (must be approved by the instructor).  Pistol rentals are available for an additional fee.
- 200 rounds of ammo, caliber TBD based on conversation with instructor prior to class.  If renting pistols, ammunition must be purchased at the range.
- Eye and ear protection (rentals available for an additional fee).
- Closed-toe shoes.
- Range fees.

Additional gear is advised based on range choice and season/weather (indoor/outdoor range, sunscreen, hat, raingear, etc.).  No low-cut tops for women.