Essential Handgun


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This course is designed to introduce people new to the world of firearms a safe and measured exposure to best practices, safe handling, proper terminology, and basic understanding of handgun fundamentals. This course is taught in a respectful, stress free manner. Safety, student comfort and minimizing anxiety are primary objectives for the training environment. Trainees will earn a certificate of completion.


  • The rules of firearm safety.
  • Basic anatomy of modern handguns.
  • Basic anatomy of a cartridge.
  • How handguns, magazines, and ammunition all work together.
  • Common malfunctions and how to address them.
  • The legalities of handgun ownership and transport.
  • How to shoot. Stances, grips, etc.
  • Sight picture and alignment.
  • Firearm control (grip, hold, breath, trigger).
  • Range layout, rules, and what to expect from your first time shooting.
  • Actual shooting.


  • This class is approximately 5 hours long.
  • There are approximately 3-4 hours of instruction and 1-3 hours of range time.


  • Brighton, MI


  • Before class, read and try to understand the 4 rules of firearm safety.
  • Note taking supplies
  • Snacks and drink necessary for an 8 hour class
  • Handgun (if you do not have a handgun, instructors will have one available for your use during the range portion of class)
  • Ammunition (100 rounds minimum) (if you are using an instructor’s handgun for class, please purchase the 100-round ammo pack.)
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather. We utilize an outdoor range.
  • Your firearm’s manual.


Once you register for this class, you will receive a link to download the Introduction Packet for the course. If you are purchasing multiple spots for this training, please ensure the other people you are buying class for receive a copy of the Introduction Packet.

Additional information


27SEP2020 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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