Basic - This Basic Handgun Course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of defensive shooting.

Duration: 2.5 hours classroom, 1.5 hour range time.



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now March 16 Saturday 1 - 8 Students 9am to 1pm DAVID MITCHELL SR Space Available
Register Now March 16 Saturday 1 - 8 Students 2pm to 6pm DAVID MITCHELL SR Space Available
Register Now March 17 Sunday 1 - 8 Students 2;00 pm to 4:30 pm DAVID MITCHELL SR Space Available target icon


The USCCA Handgun Basics course is a comprehensive overview of defensive shooting. Students will glean a thorough understanding of firearm safety, marksmanship fundamentals, defensive shooting techniques, and gear. This course is geared toward the student(s) primarily concerned with self-defense.

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Topics Covered

Course topics include:
. Firearm Safety
. Self-Defense Firearm Basics
. Defensive Shooting Fundamentals
. Gear
. Live Fire

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Expectations and Outcomes

While new shooters are welcome, this course is designed for those who are comfortable independently loading, unloading, and firing a handgun. This course is NOT intended to teach a student how to shoot. Instead, it will build upon basic marksmanship knowledge to develop a defensive mindset and shooting skills. 

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Basic, USCCA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

If you are eligible for discounts due to affiliations with certain organizations; you must present pertinent verification documents attesting to your affiliation to the same upon arrival or through an email prior to arriving for the class.

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

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Students are encouraged to bring their own defensive firearm for this course, as it is designed to ensure the student is comfortable with self-defense practices and scenarios.