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Basic Concepts of Firearms Operation

Cost $60.00

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For many people, eight hours of training is just not enough time to feel comfortable with the safe operation of firearms. Basic Concepts of Firearms Operation is a two hour block of instruction intended to supplement the eight hour NRA Basic Pistol Safety Course. This course is facilitated by NRA Certified Instructor Nancy Gazaille. While many could benefit from the information presented, the class is particularly well suited for female shooters as it is delivered from the perspective of a woman, who found male dominated classrooms and training sessions slightly intimidating.

During the class, participants can expect extra time and coaching while practicing the skills taught in their NRA Basic Pistol Safety Course. The goal is to work out the “kinks” of what might be stopping you from being comfortable around firearms and give you the confidence to enjoy independent range sessions or future training.

Some topics include:

  • Firearms Safety

  • Loading& Unloading

  • Making a firearm “safe”

  • Marksmanship Fundamentals

  • What happens when a round fails to fire?

  • General safe firearms handling skills


This class is limited to 22lr only. 50 Rnds of ammunition are included with the class. Participants are encouraged to bring their own firearms. If you need additional ammunition, it can be purchased at the range. If you do not have a suitable firearm, range guns will be available*.

*If you plan on using range owned firearms, you will need to purchase ammo at the range.

To ensure a seat in the class, you must pre-register.

There are 2 ways to register:

  • Come to the range and leave a deposit,
  • Call the range and leave a deposit over the phone

Please feel free tocontact uswith any questions or clarifications.

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