Introductory Pistol – 5+ Hours


This course is designed for the individual who is unfamiliar with handgun usage or wishes to develop safe weapon handling skills and a solid foundation of basic shooting skills.  Students will learn the basic fundamentals of shooting, and how they apply to accurate, effective use of the weapon.  The instructor will demonstrate, and students will practice, draw techniques that emphasize safety, avoid unnecessary waste motion, and properly present the weapon to the target.  Students will also learn how to quickly identify types of malfunctions and to take the logical steps to efficiently correct them. The students will learn safe weapon handling and basic shooting skills. This is an ideal course in preparation for the Texas Concealed Handgun License class.

Course Topics:

  • Safety
  • Various pistol and caliber choices
  • Characteristics of the pistol
  • Maintenance and cleaning of the pistol
  • Seven Fundamentals of shooting
  • Gear choice and placement
  • Ready positions
  • Reloads and malfunctions
  • Drawing from the holster

Ammunition Needed for This Class:

300 rounds (factory or similar quality - if you have questions, call!)

Gear You Will Need:

Pistol, holster, two magazines, magazine holders, belt, wraparound ballistic eye protection, ear protection, weapons cleaning kit, clothing appropriate for climate and conditions, and drinking water bottles or other hydration system, such as Camelback®.  For summer classes, a hat, tinted eye protection, and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Teaching Method: On-range instruction and practical application drills

Skill Prerequisites: None

Minimum Class Size:  1 or 3 (see cost info)

Maximum Class Size: 12

Course Duration:  5+ hours

Course Cost:

$95.00 for a single student; $65.00 each for 3 or more attendees

A certificate of completion is included, and as always, if you’ve completed one of our courses, we are available for free ongoing advice, and answers if you have questions as you continue to learn, or as you come into contact with other methods/styles of weapons techniques, gear, or practice (we’re not the only ones with good ideas!
).  Just drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

Available for rental on a first come – first served basis:

  • variety of pistols
  • electronic hearing protection
  • ballistic eye protection

If you need to rent any equipment, please make your request when you reserve your class.


For class schedules, range availability, and more information


call 830-385-6332

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