Basic Handgun Class (Men & Women)

  • 1 Day Class  7:30a.m. – approx..5:00p.m.
  • Class Time starts at 7:30.. (Doors open at 7:15)

In a relaxed and fun environment, this 8-10 hr course introduces men and women to shooting handguns. This course is designed specifically for people with little or no practical shooting experience, and for those who are comfortable with shooting but want more training and basic firearm handling. You will learn basic firearm knowledge, shooting skills and most importantly the mindset and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely.


  • Approx. 5 hrs learning and discussing the fundamentals of shooting
  • Actual in class practice time shooting using semi automatic air pistols preparing you for better marksmanship on the range.
  • Instruction in firearms and range safety
  • Loading and clearing a handgun.
  • Handling misfeeds and malfunctions.
  • Discussion of the mindset and responsibility of carrying a gun
  • Awareness of your surroundings.

Students are provided complete handouts which summarize key points of the class.


  • 5 plus hours of outdoor live-fire shooting drills with a full sized 9mm firearm.
  • After class, you’ll have the opportunity to shoot various calibers of revolvers and semi automatic handguns to get the feel for the various sizes and types of carry and training guns. These will be my personal firearms ..and I will furnish the ammo for these guns.

Class size limited to 6 students. This allows me ( and my rangemaster/husband Marshal Halloway) to spend quality time and give attention to each student individually while on the range.

During this course you will :

  • Learn how to safely handle firearms
  • Pros & cons to different types of handguns
  • Learn and acquire a different mindset and awareness level.
  • Learn and practice the basics of grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control
  • Loading/unloading/dry fire and live fire.
  • Have the opportunity to handle and shoot different calibers and types of firearms.
  • Understand the different methods of carry and choices of holsters and handbags

You will need the following:

  • Baseball cap
  • The handgun you want to train with…..  **(I recommend a full size handgun in 9mm) ** If you own one, bring it and the required ammo with you. Plus at least 2 extra magazines.(total 3)
  • If you don’t own one, or you don’t want to use your own, I have Ruger P95, 9mm’s to use. Included in this will be extra magazines, mag holders and speed loaders.
  • *Ammunition for your handgun will be your responsibility.*
  • The reason for using full size 9mm’s for training is~~~If you bring a small carry gun with you for training, you may certainly experience hand and arm fatigue at the end of the class due to the number of rounds fired with that caliber.       ** Bring it with you, plus the ammunition for it . We will have time to work with it and shoot it at the end of class.
  • At least 300 rounds of 9mm “ball” ammunition. This is different than self defense ammunition.
  • 25 rounds or more fit you are bringing a personal smaller carry gun {based on if and how much you want to shoot it afterwards}
  • Safety glasses..unless you wear glasses, then no extra shooting glasses will be required.
  • Electronic hearing protection. { please take note.battery powered electronic ..AS YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HEAR INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE LINE. }
  • Footwear that covers entire foot … no sandals please. Please do not wear tank tops or low-neckline blouses/shirts to class. (Hot brass from a semi-automatic weapon can burn you and is painful. Proper protection is important when firing any weapon.)
  • Bring a sack lunch, snacks and non alcoholic drinks of your choice, as we will not leave the building during lunch.  Coffee and Tea will be provided in the class.  Bottled water will be provided on the range. We will also take short breaks throughout the day..


  •  Class Fee is $150.00… if  using your own gun.
  • Class fee is $175.00 if using mine.
  • You may register online.  and pay using a Credit Card
  • **Click on Registration tab at top of web page** Deadline for registration will be 3 days before day of class.
  • You can call me personally to register for the class and discuss payment options at that time.
  • Advance notice of 48 hrs will be needed to cancel for a full refund. If there is no notification of your intent to cancel or transfer/postpone from your registered class you will NOT receive a refund.