Pistol Familiarization

If you prefer private, individualized attention, we specialize in one-on-one instruction designed to help the new pistol owner to become familiar with their handgun. If you have just purchased a pistol and would like help getting started with the fundamentals of safety, marksmanship, and basic pistol manipulation, we can help you.


Over the course of 2 hours we’ll cover a specific set of skills designed to get you started shooting safely. If you have not purchased a pistol, we have ones available for use.


What we cover:

  • Gun safety – the 4 basic rules
  • Basic pistol anatomy – what all the buttons and levers on your pistol are used for
  • Grip – what is the proper way to hold a pistol
  • Loading and unloading your pistol in an efficient manner
  • Chamber check – verify if your pistol if loaded or unloaded
  • Basic marksmanship – the actual shooting portion


The only thing you will need to bring to training is 50-100 rounds of ammunition and a pistol (unless you have made arrangements with us). We will provide eye and hearing protection.


What to expect:
We’ll start with a brief on safety and the topics we will cover. We will then work hands on to review the levers and buttons on your pistol, make sure you have the proper grip, marksmanship fundamentals, and loading and unloading the handgun. We will initially use a .22 caliber pistol to make the introduction to shooting a friendly, enjoyable one.

Cost: $75 per person 

“This is not an NRA-approved course”


Fundamental Defensive Pistol Lesson Plan

This class is designed to present the fundamental skills necessary to use a pistol in a defensive capacity. There will be a focus on gun handling, marksmanship, and safety. Spend some time familiarizing yourself with the pistol and manual prior to class.

Some of the topics covered during this one day course will include:

  • Safety
  • Grip and stance
  • Pistol draw stroke
  • Loading, unloading, reloads
  • Clearing malfunctions
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Live fire – diagnostics and shooting drills

This class will be hands on. Be prepared to spend the day on the range. We strongly suggest that you bring the pistol you own to this class as well as a holster, spare magazine carrier, sturdy belt, and at least 3 magazines. We can provide a pistol if you make arrangements with us ahead of time but not the ammunition. Contact us with any questions or concerns.

~200 rounds will be needed for this one day course.

Cost: $149

“This is not an NRA-approved course”

This class does meet the training requirement for the Florida State non-resident license to carry a concealed handgun.

Ladies Only Pistol

If you have 4 or more that are interested we can schedule a class for your group. Contact us to work out a time or check out the schedule below for upcoming classes already planned.

This is the same course as the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course or the Fundamental Defensive Pistol course with enrollment open only to women shooters.

Cost: $149

NRA Basic Pistol Lesson Plan – new plan to be announced

Pistol knowledge and safe gun handling

  • Revolver vs semi auto
  • Types of action – single action, double action, etc.
  • Pistol components (the anatomy of a pistol)
  • Gun safety rules
  • Safe gun handling

Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting

  • Components of a pistol cartridge
  • Firing sequence – what happens when you shoot
  • Identifying ammunition – what caliber is it?
  • Grip, stance, sight picture, sight alignment, etc.

Firing the first shots

  • Range safety
  • Let’s shoot

Scoring targets, selecting and maintaining your pistol

  • Selecting a pistol
  • Cleaning a pistol

Continued opportunities for skill development

  • Additional training
  • Shooting sports

If you own a pistol, you are encouraged to bring it with 50 rounds of ammunition. Please make sure that it is unloaded and no live ammunition is brought into the classroom.

Cost: $149

This class does meet the training requirement for the Florida State non-resident license to carry a concealed handgun.

NRA Basic Rifle Lesson Plan

  • Rifle knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Standing rifle shooting positions
  • Prone and kneeling rifle shooting positions
  • Sitting rifle shooting positions and review of positions
  • Rifle sports and activities

Cost: $149

Please contact us to make arrangements.

NRA Basic Shotgun Lesson Plan

  • Shotgun knowledge and safe handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Shotgun shooting skills practical exercise
  • Shotgun games and activities

Cost: $149

Please contact us to make arrangements.

Private Instruction

One-on-one training is available. All inquiries and lessons are kept confidential.

Please contact us to make arrangements.

“This is not an NRA-approved course”