Pistol Shooting Fundamentals Class
Our Pistol Shooting Fundamentals (4 hour) class is a comprehensive handgun course for beginners and experienced shooters alike. If you have never held a gun before or want to gain confidence with your shooting by learning the core pistol shooting skills, this is the right course. This class is designed to give you a solid shooting foundation, including handgun safety, proper grip, sight alignment, trigger control, and stance.
All topics covered are taught in a low-stress environment that focuses on learning proper shooting techniques along with firearms safety. We recommend taking this class before our other pistol classes even if you are an experienced shooter. The Pistol Fundamentals class is the prefect class to join right before or after our Arkansas Concealed Carry License Class and as the first class of our Pistol Fundamental Series.
The Pistol Shooting Fundamentals class is part of our Pistol Skills Fundamentals class series. While fundamentals may seem basic and boring when reading the title, these are the essential shooting skills to master. What separates average shooters from great shooters is their proficiency with the skills taught in our Pistol Fundamentals Class Series. Our fundamental classes are structured so new shooters can quickly learn the basic skills but designed in a way that seasoned shooters are challenged, allowing them to master the most essential pistol shooting skills.
Even if you have a good grasp of the skills in the class title, we suggest taking all the classes in the Pistol Skills Fundamentals class series to understand and master all the core shooting skills and concepts. The series is separated into 1 Pistol Skills Fundamentals class (4 hours & we recommend taking 1st) and 4 follow-up classes that are 3 hours each. Many instructors teach these skills over a 2-day seminar. While your shooting skills will improve in a 2-day course, we’ve found isolating skills in 1 or 2 smaller classes at a time allows students to practice and enhance the skills learned, allowing a better approach for skill retention and mastery. We offer these classes in our Level 1, 2 and 3 Pistol Self Defense Courses with a discount by taking 2 classes on the same day. While you can take our Advanced Pistol Skills Classes without going through the fundamentals series, we recommend the following classes first.
Shooting Fundamentals Class: Grip, Stance, Aiming, and Trigger Control
How to Draw & Perform Reloads: Strong Side vs Appendix Carry, Safely Drawing the Handgun, and How to Reload your Handgun
Working Through Malfunctions: Type 1, 2 & 3 Malfunctions with How to Fix Them and Strong & Weak Hand Shooting
How to Shoot Fast & Accurate: Improve Your Split and Transition Times While Still Hitting Your Target
Fundamentals of Using a Red Dot: Choosing a Red Dot, Correctly Mounting the Optic, Sighting in the Dot, How to Acquire the Dot, and Shooting with a Dot vs. Iron Sights.
Independence Firearms and Training Classroom and Range at 305 Circle Dr, Cord, AR 72524
- 100-150 Rounds of ammunition – standard class live fire
- *Optional low round count option with only 50-75 Rounds of ammunition
- Holster and mag pouches are recommended but not required
- Eye and ear protection
*If you don’t have a handgun yet we have you covered with a rental package. Our low round count rental package costs $50 and includes a pistol, magazines, 50 rounds of ammo, and safety gear if needed. The rental package with 100 rounds of ammo for the standard class live fire costs $75.
- Firearms Safety and Safe Gun Handling
- Handgun Selection, Inspection, Maintenance, and Storage
- Range Etiquette, Safety, and Rules
- Shooting a Handgun Basics: Grip, Sight Alignment, Trigger Control, and Stance
- Types of Malfunctions
- Common Firearm Terminology
- Your First Shots
- Improve Fundamental Shooting Techniques
- Become Comfortable with Your Gun
- Class Shooting Drills
Weather and the Class:
We will have the class regardless of the weather on class day. We are inside for the classroom portion and are on the range for 1.5 hours. Dress appropriately for the weather (hot or cold), but there is a covered area to shoot from on the range if it’s rainy.
Upcoming Pistol and Self-Defense Classes