Level 1: Handgun Fundamentals & Familiarization

Continuing where our Level 1: Intro to Handguns class left off, this class focuses on marksmanship fundamentals and manipulations of defensive handguns. We will be working from the bench so a holster is not required. This class is for those students who want a refresher or to get more familiar with basic manipulations and fundamentals before continuing their training.  We will be on the range for the majority of class focusing on safety, handgun manipulations, accuracy, and other skills that will prepare students for future classes.

Topics of instruction include: Firearms safety, types of handguns, loading and unloading, reloads, eye dominance, stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger control, follow through, presentation from ready positions. Lunch lecture will be on holster and gear selection for carry or training.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Firearms Academy Level 1: Intro to Handguns or Level 2: Defensive Handgun courses. Students in this class will be required to sign a statement that they are legally entitled to own handguns prior to participation or have a valid Concealed Pistol License.

Tuition: $175
$50 discount for retakes. Must register by phone or e-mail to receive discount.

Equipment List:

  1. Your own gun (must be a revolver or semi-automatic pistol of .380 caliber or larger).
  2. Two magazines or speedloaders for your gun.
  3. 250 rounds of full metal jacket (FMJ) or jacketed hollow point (JHP) ammunition.
  4. Ear muffs for hearing protection
  5. Wrap-around impact-resistant eye protection (Side shields are available for prescription glasses)
  6. A billed cap
  7. A pen and notebook.
  8. Please bring a sack lunch and beverages--we will eat during classroom lecture.
  9. Wear clothing and shoes suitable for spending long periods of time outdoors during the season in which your class is scheduled. Ranges are covered and graveled.


Event Date 10-08-2023 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-08-2023 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 01-01-2023
Capacity 8
Cut off date 10-05-2023 1:00 pm
Individual Price $175.00