Basic Pistol 1



This class is centered on teaching the beginning and experienced student correct safety and accuracy shooting techniques for general purposes. Emphasis is on correcting unsafe actions, social interaction in a non competitive shooting environment

This class is open to the public and is designed for “new gun owners” with little firearm experience. “Intro to Basic Pistol Shooting” combines 45-60 minutes of classroom time with 45 minutes of live fire range time. Class size is limited to 15 students.  Attendance requires signing an MRPC liability waiver.

The class covers:

  • Types of handguns.
  • Firearm safety, handling and storage.
  • How to clean and care for your firearm.
  • Ammunition selection and storage.
  • Range safety and basic range commands.
  • Basic shooting skills: grip, finger placement, stance, sighting, follow through, etc…


Materials needed for this class are:

  • A gun bag to transport your UNLOADED firearm to and from the class. (No live ammo is allowed in the classroom. All ammunition must be placed on a table located inside the range prior to entering the classroom.)
  • Hearing and eye protection.
  • 50 rounds of factory ammunition.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing. Baseball caps are highly recommended to help prevent hot brass from hitting your face and neck.

The class is limited to 15 students.

Pre-registration is required by email:

Instructors: Phil Grammatica & Kari Hatten