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Course Name:
Handgun Selection and Safety Basics

Offered quarterly
Location: near Paradise, CA


Recently we've seen a number of people (primarily women shooters) come down to the range with shiny new handguns that are inappropriate to their hand size, strength, and self-defense or recreational objectives. We offer this class to help reverse that trend.

This course is for people seeking a basic firearms orientation. It's especially good for first-time purchasers. (For that reason this is best taken before purchasing a handgun.) We provide safe, hands-on introduction to the different types and actions of handguns with an emphasis on safety and best fit with your own hand size, strength, and objectives.

More Detail

Includes classroom and range time. In the classroom you'll learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. During the range section you'll learn to shoot a specific pistol action type. Books and other documentation provided, along with a course completion certificate.

Class Seating Limits

This class has space for 4 students; lower limit is 2.


Per hour per student: $35, not including range fees if the selected range site requires one.

Class Duration

By the hour. Most of these classes take about two hours, but there's no upper limit to how many hours you can have. Can be broken into different days to accommodate calendar or mobility challenges.


Classroom and range. Specific class sites depend on how many students register.* You'll receive ample notification and complete directions. Range fees extra.



  1. Contact us to arrange a date and time.
  2. Return here to pay for the first hour of class:


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That's it! We'll contact you with map and instructions, and see you in class.

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