About The Class
The Basic Pistol class is for someone who wants to learn the proper way to safely and responsibly use handguns. Are you interested in learning about the different types of pistols and how to safely operate them? Want to learn the fundamentals of shooting and become more accurate? This class if for you. It provides the student with the knowledge needed to safely handle and shoot a handgun.
Topics covered include:
- The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection
- Basic principles of concealment
- Presenting a pistol – reholster
- Mental awareness
- Mental Preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection
- Flash sight picture
- Reload under stress
- Clear common stoppages – immediate action drills
- Present a pistol from concealment and reholster
- Cover and concealment
- Present a pistol from concealment and shoot targets at varying distances
- Move off the line of attack and shoot
- Be comfortable in operating and manipulating their firearm safely.
- Be proficient in hitting a target anywhere center of mass (not bullseye) from 3-10 yards.
- A strong side hip holster
- At least 2 magazine/speed loader and pouch
- Quality belt (designed to carry a firearm strongly recommended)
- At least 250 rounds of ammunition
- Clothing for concealed carry- jacket or button-down shirt as cover garment cover garment
*NOTE: missing something or have a question about gear? Contact us and let us know what you need as we may be able to accomodate
About the Firearm Instructor:
Ed Bella is a multi-disciplined certified NRA instructor, a NRA range safety officer, USCCA Certified Instructor and a NROI certified USPSA range officer. He has been a practical competition shooter for over 20 years. He is also a Match Director for local practical pistol, steel challenge and multi-gun competitions. Learn more about Ed on his profile.
How do you Register for Class:
We require pre-registration for our classes. Please click the add to cart button above to make your payment or call us at 303-562-1662 to register over the phone.
Where Is The Class Being Held:
The class will be held at the Castlewood Rod and Gun Club. After your registration is complete you will receive an email with your receipt and it will contain the exact address and other class information. Please note pre-registration is required and walk-ins are not allowed.