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Where to Start

Where Should I Start My Training at Firearms Academy?

This is the topic of the first conversation we have with many, many students. It is understandable when you consider the wide variety of classes you'll read about when you click the "Classes" link above. For the beginning student who does not have much experience with firearms, the best choices are first to take the Handgun Safety Seminar followed by Fundamentals of Home Defense or Concealed Carry 101, depending on individual interests and needs. (Our safety seminar is a non-negotiable prerequisite to Concealed Carry 101 or Fundamentals of Home Defense.)
Shooting a moving target
If you have already completed at least 40 hours of advanced handgun training elsewhere, it may be possible for you to start at Tactical Handgun, but this is allowed only on a case-by-case basis. Law enforcement officers with academy training may consider starting at Defensive Handgun or at Tactical Handgun depending on personal skill level.

Note: We cannot accept your registration for Tactical Handgun without knowing you meet the prerequisites. If starting at Tactical Handgun, please call 360-978-6100 or e-mail your request and training resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before registering.

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