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Handgun 1 – Foundational Principles - 4 hours 

Course description – The Handgun 1 course takes the new shooter from the classroom to the live fire range.  This basic course covers topics that will assist the shooter in becoming more comfortable and more proficient with carrying, drawing, and firing their handgun.  The entire 4 hour course will take place on our live fire range. 

This class is the next step for those that have recently obtained their CPL, or simply want to brush up on their handgun skill sets under the supervision of our master firearms instructor.  All students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.    

Topics covered will include – 

  • Range Safety Rules
  • Building the Foundation
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Steps of the Draw
  • Clearing Malfunctions and Stoppages
  • Shooting at various distances
  • Marksmanship 
  • Transitioning to One Handed Shooting

Required equipment – 

  • Handgun (.380acp or larger)
  • 2 magazines for pistol, or Speed-Loaders for revolver (available for purchase)
  • Quality holster (No Blackhawk Serpa) 
  • Magazine/Speed-Loader pouch recommended (available for purchase)
  • 150 rounds factory ammo (available for purchase)
  • Eye and hearing protection (available for purchase)
  • Note taking material
  • Proper range attire – (No tank tops, or opened toed shoes)


  • Michigan Concealed Pistol License - CPL Certification Class

Course Fee - $100

Student Count – 6

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