Class Descriptions

Basics of Handgun Safety and Operations

This class is designed for the novice shooter. The material includes the Universal Gun Handling Rules, Operations of the different types of handguns, basic stance and technique, loading/unloading various types of handguns, dealing with common stoppages, range etiquette, maintenance and cleaning, safe storage of firearms, and more. You do not need to own a firearm to take this class.

This class can be submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety to satisfy the Concealed Carry Permit requirement: A.R.S. 13-3112 subsection N: “An applicant shall demonstrate competency with a firearm” – However, we do not consider this a CCW class. This class does NOT review the Arizona State Statutes and is not recommended for novice shooters wanting to get a CCW. The review of the Arizona Revised Statutes concerning carrying a concealed weapon is essential to be in compliance with the law, and it is recommended to take a dedicated CCW class prior to carrying a concealed weapon.


Seminar Class

One of the most important steps toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® program teaches the tips and techniques you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and to avoid criminal confrontation. Seminars are held across the nation and are open to individuals of all ages. Today, thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement officials and civilians from across the nation utilize this popular program in their crime prevention and community policing initiatives to help protect their communities. Corporations, educational institutions, and community centers have also adopted the program. All told, more than 120,000 people have benefited from these seminars.

Basics of Pistol Shooting – NRA Certified

The Basics of Pistol Shooting is an NRA Certified class (A longer version of the Basics of Handgun Safety and Operations) – NOTE:  This class is currently not available due ammo shortage and range availablility.

This class follows the NRA outline for certification which includes a live fire qualification.

  • Essential gun safety rules
  • Different types of pistols and which one is best for you
  • The basics of ammunition
  • The fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Different shooting positions
  • The most common shooting errors
  • Proper gun cleaning and maintenance
  • How to maintain your skills

This class would satisfy the A.R.S. 13-3112 subsection N requirement; however, since the NRA is an national organization, there is very little discussion of the Arizona State Statues. We always recommend taking a dedicated Concealed Carry Permit class designed to discuss the legal issues associated with carrying a firearm.

HT Concealed Carry Permit – CCW – Currently Unavailable

The CCW class is taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. This course focuses on the current laws for concealed carry, prohibited places, current practices, traveling with firearms, use of force, and common carry methods. This class is designed for someone who is familiar with the fundamentals of shooting and experienced shooting handguns. Our CCW class satisfies the  A.R.S. 13-3112 subsection N and includes the application paperwork and fingerprinting.