The Three Fundamental Gun Safety Rules:
1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
The Six Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting:
3. Breath Control
4. Sight Alignment
5. Trigger Squeeze
We recommend starting with a .22LR handgun due to the low noise, easy recoil, excellent accuracy, and low cost. If you do not already own a .22, we can provide one, and ammunition, for your use during the range session.
The targets used for the range session are plain white 9-inch paper plates placed at a distance of 15 feet.
It is not a problem if you already own a handgun and ammunition that you want to use for the range portion of the training. We only ask that one of our instructors be allowed to inspect both handgun and ammunition to ensure that they are safe for use on the range. (Unfortunately, we do not allow Wolf or steel case ammunition to be used on the range.)
We also recommend that, if you do not already own a handgun, you use one of ours for the course so you can learn what type, make, and model suits you best. We have a large selection of handguns available from which you can choose.