Pistol, Handgun Safety Training Classes – Kalamazoo

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 3 hour class 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. Most demonstrations are performed with weighted “blue gun” pistols. These training aids look and feel like actual handguns, but they are plastic replicas. Loading and cleaning demonstrations utilize actual pistols with inert, plastic training bullets. Safety is our top priority. No loaded weapons or live ammunition is brought into your home for this class.

The Basic Handgun Safety Course 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.