THE RANGE
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government".
Thomas Jefferson

This class is NOT a basic handgun instructional session. Due to time limitations imposed on the range, we do not have enough time to properly give instructional aid to an attendee who has not fired a handgun before or a very, very, very inexperienced shooter. You do not have to be an expert with a handgun, however a basic and fundamental understanding of handgun safety and firing is mandatory to attend our class. If necessary, we can recommend firearms instructors who will teach the fundamental basics in a very short time. If you are not sure of the basic fundamentals of firearms handling and safety, maybe you should think about not carrying until you are.

LOCATION

To Be Determined.

HANDGUNS and AMMUNITION

You may qualify with either a revolver or a semi automatic, 32 caliber or up. Please bring your unloaded handgun, 50 rounds of appropriate ammunition. Only brand name ammo, factory new with brass casing ammunition will be allowed on the range (no foreign made if possible). Sorry, NO reloads, aluminum or steel cased shells.

THE RANGE

Commands will be given for every action taken on the range. This includes when to load your magazines/cylinders, how many rounds, the course of fire, making your guns ready and when to fire. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOU HEAR "FIRE". If you do not understand the instructions, raise your hand (the one without the gun in it). Do not point the muzzle above shoulder height or below knee level. A total of 50 rounds will be fired: 1)20 from the 3 yard line, 2)20 from the 7 yard line and 3)10 from the 15 yard line. About 95% of the shooters have already qualified after finishing the 7 yard line.

SAFETY VIOLATIONS

Although we are not unreasonable on the firing range, safety violations are not tolerated. If you point your weapon at anything other than the target, regardless whether it is loaded or unloaded, or if you cannot keep up with the required course of fire, you are subject to be removed from the firing line thereby failing the course. If all weapons have been maintained properly and malfunctions are kept to a bare minimum, each relay should not take much over 20 minutes.

SHARING YOUR WEAPON

If you are sharing a weapon with someone, please advise us before we start qualification...do not wait until the last relay.