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Level 1: Handgun Safety/Handgun Selection Seminar

Our most popular program since 2002
For a nominal tuition fee of $75, students in the Handgun Safety Seminar have the opportunity to learn vital information on deadly force laws and the state laws regarding ownership and possession of handguns, along with learning the basics of how to handle and shoot your handgun safely and competently.

If you already own a handgun, we hope you will attend this valuable class to learn how to be a safer gun owner, and master the fundamentals of marksmanship. If you do not own a handgun and are interested in learning about handguns and gun safety you are invited to reserve one of our .22 caliber loaner guns. Please be sure to call, email or include a note in the "Comments" section of the online purchase form indicating your need for a loaner. Students who are considering purchasing their own handgun are encouraged to participate in the handgun selection portion of this class. When the Safety Seminar is over, if you wish you may stay for an extra hour and learn about ten excellent self-defense handguns as well as shoot them. This add-on costs $20 (please bring cash) to cover the cost of ammunition. You do not need reservations for this additional session in advance; just remain behind at the end of the Safety Seminar. We want to help our students find the handgun that will best serve their needs and fit them properly.


This is an adult level course. Students must be 18 years of age or older, free of criminal background, and legally able to own or be in possession of handguns. Students must sign a statement comfirming that they can legally possess guns before participating in the class. The student must complete the 3 hour classroom session before going to the range for the live-fire training (both are at the same facility). Seminars start promptly at 10:00 a.m., and run until approximately 5:00 p.m. The Onalaska range is approximately 2 1/4 hours and 1 3/4 hours from downtown Seattle or Portland, but give yourself a little extra time in case you make a wrong turn.

Pre-enrollment is strictly required: It is not okay to just show up. You must pre-register, either over the phone or online. The classes fill very quickly so we recommend you call well in advance. Confirmation information will be sent to you by mail, including a map to our location along with any other information you need before attending class. Please note the following details:

  • Women who are pregnant or nursing may not participate in live-fire training, due to risks from lead exposure and loud noise.
  • Each student will be required to sign a statement that they are legally entitled to own handguns prior to participation in the class. Thus, this class is not appropriate for individuals required to complete court-mandated or court-ordered firearms safety training.
Class Dates:

February 7, 2015

May 2, 2015

August 29, 2015

March 7, 2015

June 6, 2015

October 3, 2015

April 4, 2015

July 18, 2015

November 7, 2015

 

TUITION: $75
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What to bring

Students should bring their own good quality handgun in a secure carrying case (unless you have reserved one of our training handguns), and 50 rounds of full metal jacketed (FMJ) factory ammunition (Please, absolutely no steel-cased ammunition). Unless the student has a license to carry a concealed handgun, the gun must be transported unloaded in a case or other opaque, secure container, out of their immediate reach while in their car. Student should also bring wrap-around eye protection, hearing protection and a brimmed ball cap, as well as their lunch.

 

Classes Starting On

Sat Feb 07, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sat Feb 14, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Mar 07, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Mar 08, 2015
Concealed Carry 101
Sat Mar 28, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Mar 28, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Pocket Guns
Sat Apr 04, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Apr 05, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Revolvers
Sat Apr 18, 2015
Handgun Retention
Sat Apr 18, 2015
Tactical Handgun
Sat Apr 25, 2015
Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds & Related Trauma
Sun Apr 26, 2015
Shot Placement and Considerations for Deadly Encounters
Sat May 02, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat May 02, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun May 03, 2015
Fundamentals of Home Defense
Fri May 15, 2015
Level 4 Handgun
Fri May 29, 2015
IDPA Boot Camp
Sat May 30, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Handgun Tune Up
Sat Jun 06, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Jun 07, 2015
Concealed Carry 101
Mon Jun 15, 2015
Weeklong Handgun
Sat Jun 20, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Handgun Accuracy
Sat Jun 27, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Jun 27, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Weak Hand Shooting
Sat Jul 18, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sat Jul 18, 2015
Tactical Handgun
Sun Jul 19, 2015
Fundamentals of Home Defense
Sat Aug 01, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Aug 01, 2015
Shot Placement and Considerations for Deadly Encounters
Sat Aug 29, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sat Aug 29, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Moving Targets/Moving Shooters
Sun Aug 30, 2015
Concealed Carry 101
Sat Sep 19, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Sep 19, 2015
Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds & Related Trauma
Sat Sep 26, 2015
Handgun Retention
Sat Sep 26, 2015
Tactical Handgun
Fri Oct 02, 2015
Level 4 Handgun
Sat Oct 03, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Oct 04, 2015
Fundamentals of Home Defense
Sun Oct 25, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Shotgun Tune Up
Sun Oct 25, 2015
Special Interest Seminar: Wounded/Downed Defender
Sat Nov 07, 2015
Handgun Safety Seminar
Sun Nov 08, 2015
Concealed Carry 101
Sat Nov 14, 2015
Defensive Handgun
Sat Nov 14, 2015
Emergency Treatment of Gunshot Wounds & Related Trauma
Sun Nov 15, 2015
Shot Placement and Considerations for Deadly Encounters

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