Basic Handgun Class (Men & Women)

1 Day Class  8:00 a.m. – approx..4:00p.m.

Class Time starts at 8:00.. (Doors open at 7:45 am)

In a relaxed and fun environment, this 8 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. 4 hrs learning and discussing the fundamentals of shooting

  • 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.
  • Hand to hand self defense maneuvers without a firearm.

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


  • 4 plus hours of outdoor live-fire shooting drills with a full sized FNS 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:

Required equipment:

  • A full sized 9mm semi automatic handgun you want to train with, plus an outside the waistband Blade-Tex (hard plastic) holster. No soft side holsters.
  • If you don’t own one, or you don’t want to use your own, I have full sized FNS 9mm’s to use. Included in this will be the holster, extra magazines, and mag holders…I have speed loaders available for use.  
  • 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.    
  • If you have a carry gun and wish to practice with it, bring it with you ( with your ammo).  We will make time to work with it and shoot it at the end of class.

***If using your 9mm*** you will need~~~~~

  • At least 3 spare magazines, and magazine holders.
  • Good quality holster for the handgun that will remain open after the firearm is drawn. Strong side hip Blade-Tex (hard plastic) holsters are advised outside the waist band. No cross-draw, inside the waistband or shoulder holsters please.

Standard List of Needed Items

  • Sturdy wide belt that will support the holster…and fit the belt loops on your pants.
  • 200-rounds of ball ammunition for your training handgun. ( No Reloads)
  • Ball cap
  •  Eye protection. * if you wear glasses that will be sufficient.*
  • 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.)
  • Jeans, shorts.. use your own judgement according to the weather.
  • Shirts with high collars are recommended or T-shirts ( brass is hot and can badly burn skin)   *Match season with clothing. rain gear, jackets etc..*
  • Range Bag with whatever gear you need.
  • Pack a lunch and snacks.  Water will be provided. If you want any other non alcoholic beverage, please bring it.



Class fee is $225.00

  • 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.