Basic Pistol Training

The Basic Pistol training gives students an extensive introduction to gun safety and teaches the skills necessary to effectively operate a handgun. Our skilled and highly trained instructors will help guide students through a series of hands-on, easy to understand exercises that will help instill confidence and effective shooting techniques in even the most novice of students. 

Our instructors understand that, for some people, simply handling a firearm can be intimidating. It is our goal to build confidence in our students by ensuring that they are rigorously taught the fundamentals of operating a handgun with accuracy, while still adhering to all gun safety rules.

pistol training, pistol safety, firearms trainingBy applying the basic principles of weapons manipulation, we will help each student reach their highest level of marksmanship potential by utilizing areas of strength and improving areas of weakness for each student. If you are afraid of firing a weapon, let us help you overcome that fear by giving you the tools to handle your weapon with confidence and ease  .

If you are struggling with marksmanship and accuracy when firing your weapon, let our highly skilled instructors share tips and tricks they’ve learned from their years of experience to help you hone your skills.

If you have never fired a weapon before and this is your first time operating a firearm, our experienced instructors will help you build a solid foundation by giving you all of the tools you need to be an effective marksman.

We have decades of experience, a wealth of knowledge, and unparalleled training in firearms operation and manipulation. Let us share some of that with you.

By the time you finish our pistol training you will have the tools and practice to be comfortable around a pistol, know how to safely and effectively use it, and be able to hit your target with confidence and increased accuracy.

What to Expect

This is an 8-hour course that is completed in one day. Students can expect the following:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Hands-on training
  • Live-fire exercises on the range
  • 1-hour break for lunch (lunch provided)

Pistol Training, Firearms Training

Throughout the day, students can expect to spend time both in the classroom and on the range. Our skilled instructors will take students through the fundamentals of pistol manipulation starting with the different parts of the gun, including ammunition and the correct way load to your weapon. Gun safety is of the upmost importance, so there will be a strong emphasis on safety rules, and extensive instruction on how to properly and safely handle a firearm.

While in the classroom, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of pistol manipulation by focusing on:

  • Safety Instruction
  • Pistol Parts and Operation (“How it Works”)
  • Ammunition
  • Field Stripping
  • Weapon Manipulation Instruction
  • Weapon Malfunction Instruction

While on the range, students will begin their hands-on instruction and skill development through live-fire drills focusing on the following principles and exercises:

  • Gun Safety
  • Basic Weapon Manipulation
  • Proper Hand Placement
  • Breath and Trigger Control
  • Instructor-led Shooting Drills
  • Marksmanship Training
  • Emphasis on Enhancing Proficiency
  • Misfires, Malfunctions, and Other Problems

To finish out the course, there will be a final skill demonstration where students are given the opportunity to put into practice everything they have learned throughout the day.

If you are interested in learning more about the Basic Pistol Training Course, contact us today for more information.


In order to qualify for this course, students must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

(parent waiver must be signed for minors)


  • This course is $295 per student.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • Weapon and ammunition are available at additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

How large are the classes?

The instructor prefers a smaller class size, to ensure that each student gets adequate instruction during the live-fire exercises on the range. For this reason, we prefer to keep our classes at a maximum of 8 students per instructor.

Does this course count toward my CCW?

This course does NOT certify you for a concealed carry permit. However, if you are interested in a class that does count toward your CCW, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Do you offer both indoor and outdoor ranges?

For the purposes of this class, we will only be using outdoor ranges for our live-fire marksmanship exercises.

Do you offer training courses for other types of firearms or just pistols?

We do offer a Basic Carbine Course for carbine style weapons. If you are interested in our carbine course, click this link for more information.

Are there any prerequisites to taking this course?

There are no prerequisites for this course and no experience is necessary. However, we do ask that students be at least 16 years of age. A minor waiver is required for all students under the age of 18.

Do I bring my own weapon and ammunition, or are they provided?

You should plan to bring your own weapon and ammunition with you to the class.

I have several years of experience and am comfortable handling a pistol. Is this course suitable for me?

You are more than welcome to take this course, no matter what your skill level is. However, this course is designed specifically with inexperienced shooters in mind. Depending on your skill and comfort level, you may be more suited to our “Advanced Pistol Training Course ” For more information, follow this link to our Advanced Pistol Training Course page.

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