Have you bought a new handgun, or considering your first purchase? Before you shoot it, learn the basics — handling, operation, safety, and your responsibility under the law. We offer a basic handgun course that has been developed by the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).
Basic Handgun Safety – Non-Shooting
This is a live 2.5 hour presentation, delivered to your smartphone, tablet or computer via Zoom. It introduces the major types of handguns, describes how they operate and highlights the pros and cons of each. We also cover important, related topics like the four rules of firearms safety, shooting range etiquette, secure storage, proper grip, loading, and preventive maintenance and cleaning. This class includes a copy of the USCCA’s Concealed Carry & Home Defense Fundamentals text book.
Important: The USCCA Basic Handgun Course does not include any live-fire exercises and serves as a prerequisite to our live-fire, Shooting Fundamentals offering.
Shooting Fundamentals (Supervised Range Time)
Family 1st Defense also provides supervised shooting instruction in one hour increments. Students must own approved eye and ear protection, and are expected to be familiar with basic firearm safety and gun handling skills.
Handgun rentals are available for individuals who may not yet have their own. See our Pricing page for more information.