Pistol 101 and Self Defense

Learn new skills and be confident

Hands On Instruction

Our In-person classes provide hands-on instruction, allowing you to receive immediate feedback and guidance from certified instructors. This can be particularly valuable for improving firearm handling skills, marksmanship, and addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

Classroom Interaction

In a classroom setting, you have the opportunity to interact with other participants who may share their experiences, insights, and perspectives on firearm safety and handling firearms. Networking with fellow students and instructors can lead to valuable discussions and shared knowledge.

Safety Training

In-person classes often include practical demonstrations and live-fire exercises that provide you with essential hands-on safety training. These experiences help reinforce firearm safety principles, emergency procedures, and the importance of responsible gun handling in a controlled and supervised environment.

Pistol 101/Self Defense Class Overview

This class is designed for all who are interested in personal and/or family safety as well as the development of their shooting skills for both self defense and recreation. We understand that shooting can be intimidating, so we take all the time necessary to make sure you feel comfortable with all aspects of your pistol, shooting, and self defense.

The call for all encompassing courses is growing every year with the ever increase violence in society today. Our course answers the call to deliver a quality thorough class that goes beyond just the basics of self defense. Our class teaches the proper use and safe handling of a pistol, pepper spray, as well as basic self defense tactics/techniques and their effective application.

Specific Topics:

What is situational awareness and how to apply it in everyday life as well as self defense situations
Unarmed self defense techniques
Various optional self defense alternatives (i.e. proper utilization of pepper spray, how to use a knife to protect yourself, etc.)
Laws regarding use of force
Reasons why to carry a handgun and why not to
Basic pistol safety and handling
Pistol marksmanship (we cover your stance, grip, sight alignment trigger control, and breathing when learning to shoot correctly)
Carrying concealed in the real world — tips, tricks and gray areas
Carry methods that are both reasonable and effective for everyday life
Live-fire instruction and practice (for safety, accuracy and comfort with your pistol)

Required Equipment:

Eye Protection
Ear Protection
Hat with brim/bill
Close toed shoes
2 Magazines (or 1 speed loader if using a revolver)
Ammunition (Atleast 200 Rounds minimum. Factory produced ammo only, no home reloads allowed due to insurance.)

8 Hours

This class is 8 hours long and includes range time.


The cost for this class is $265

Have Questions?

We understand that you may have questions regarding the Pistol 101 Class. We are here to help any questions you may have!

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