Overview: Basic handgun course, approximately 8 hours. This class is designed for the beginning handgun shooter with little or no experience. Some of the areas to be covered include but not limited to: Basic gun safety, how to safely load and unload handguns. Pratice drawing from a holster (first with red or blue guns) then with your own gun. (Download PDF with full details here.)
Fee: $15 for members. $25 for non-members (Must qualify as Associate or Junior).Pay at event.
Equipment needed: Handgun: Home defense type handgun, (not a small pocket pistol, small carry or speed gun), with all factory installed safety devices intact and no dangerous modifications like a 'hair trigger' or a removed trigger guard.
Holster: An appropriate outside the waist band holster attached to the belt, worn on the strong side (shooting hand), without a retention devise such as Blackhawk Serpa or others, that completely covers the trigger guard. Remains open and unobstructed when the gun is removed and not allow the gun to cover the shooters body. No shoulder, thigh, cross draw, appendix types or concealed holsters.
Pouch: If using a semi auto, 3 mags and one double mag pouch worn on the support side. If using a revolver, an ammo pouch warn in the front. A speed loader or moon clips may be used.
Ammo/Caliber: Appropriate for the gun used, please no hand loads. Any 22 through 45 is appropriate. Approximately 150-200 rounds.
Dress: A sturdy belt, hat with a brim (baseball cap or more), safety glasses or wrap around impact resistant eye protection, ear protection, loose comfortable pants, comfortable shoes (no open toes) or better yet, boots. Don't forget sun screen.
Lunch: An appropriate personal picnic type lunch with hydration and maybe an afternoon snack, again with lots of hydration. There is no tap water at the range.
Time: Check-in at picnic area 7:30-8:00. Bring your UNLOADED gun and equipment in a range bag or back pack, to the picnic area. Leave lunch in your car.
Release Form: Everyone will have to sign the BRRC waiver.
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