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Intro To Handguns

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


This is a basic course directed to people with little or no firearms experience to provide them with a fun and safe way to be introduced to handguns and shooting. Led by winning female action pistol competitor TD Roe, attendees enjoy a comfortable, low pressure, fun environment. The Phase I Women’s class are identical in content.

The class begins with a classroom session of approximately one and a half hours.  First, we discuss safety and the legal aspects of handguns, and then the mechanical aspects of how ammunition and guns work are shown.

Next, we cover the fundamentals of good handgun shooting, grip, stance, sight picture, and trigger control in the “dry-handling” portion of the class.  Range time runs about one and a half hours with the students firing .22 rimfire handguns to build skill and competence in an easy-to-master way.  Centerfire 9mm and .38 Special handguns are made available for those wishing to try bigger guns at the end of the range portion.  Students fire about 80-100 rounds of rimfire followed by a handful of centerfire.  We wrap up with a closing session in the classroom to review the lessons and answer questions.

Guns, ammunition, and supplies will be provided by us and includes both rimfire and centerfire ammo.  From this you will be able to form some basic conclusions about not only handguns and shooting, but your own interest(s) in related recreational and personal protection areas.

If you have your own gun, feel free to bring it.  Please keep it unloaded and cased and let the instructors know that you have brought it.  We will start you on the trainer guns and then work with you with your own gun as you progress.  Please be sure that you transport your gun legally (with a FOID card, cased and unloaded) and that you have ammunition specific to it with you.

The cost is $125.00 and includes the range time, ammo and rental guns, and eye and ear protection.  You may bring your own eye and ear protection if you prefer.  A Firearms Owners ID card (FOID) is not required to take the class, unless you are bringing your own gun.

The class is three hours, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Please arrive by 5:45 PM for check-in.


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December 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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GAT Guns


Gat Guns
970 Dundee Avenue
West Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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(847) 428-4867