Basic Defensive Pistol $100.00 – $140.00

This is our foundational handgun skills course.  The goal is to provide the new gun owner or refresher student with the competence and confidence to exercise firearm safely at all times, instill the basic skills to responsibly use their firearm dynamically for self defense if necessary and lay the foundation for further training.

This class consists of two sections which may be taken together or separately.  “Basic Pistol” is the shooting skills portion where you learn to safely use your firearm for defense.  “Legal Aspects of CCW” is the law class you need to obtain a CCW permit and the legal knowledge you need when you carry a firearm legally and responsibility.

This two day, 10 hour classroom and range course, includes Basic Pistol and continues with Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry.  The range class is usually held on Friday or Sunday.   We usually start at Noon and finish around 6 pm.  On Saturday we teach the  5 hour “Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry” for AZ.  You can read about this class on our CCW page.  We hold occasional mid week or private classes on demand.

In the classroom we cover gun safety, operation, maintenance, ammunition, malfunctions.  We show you how guns in general and your specific gun operates.  Followed by practice focusing on safety and learning proper stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control.   This is not a recreational shooting class, we teach you to rapidly and accurately employ your firearm in a dynamic defensive environment to defend yourself and loved ones.

We spend about 2 hours on the range at a Live Fire shooting clinic. We fire around 50-100 rounds.  Some schools get very hung up on “round count.”   It isn’t how much ammo you shoot it is the learning taking place that is important.  You will learn to load, unload, reload and deal with basic malfunctions along with building safe gun handling skills. We also expose the student to one handed and off hand shooting.  You will be amazed and surprised at the skill you will develop in this class!

At StarFire Tactical, we train on the leading edge of technique and technology.  In this class, along with traditional sighting methods we will expose you to lasers and optic sights to provide you with a working knowledge of the future of armed defense.

New gun purchases: If you have not yet purchased a firearm we recommend you wait and use our guns in the class (materials fee).   The money you save buying the right gun the first time will pay for your class!

Class Fee:   $140.00  (including the CCW Legal Aspect Class also)

Defensive Pistol only (no CCW) – $100.00

Gun cleaning / ammo material fee (free gun use, if needed):  $40.00

Prerequisite:  None

Required Equipment: None

Firearms:  If you are bringing your own gun(s) please store it in a gun case or holster.  (We will not be using holsters in this class.)  Bring 100 rounds of range ammo, the course of fire calls for 50 but we often shoot more.   Also 25 rounds of defensive ammo to test in your gun if you have it.  Please call if any questions on what gun(s) or ammo to bring.

Please DO NOT bring loaded guns into the classroom OR parking lots. Please DO NOT load or unload guns in your car or the parking lots.  If you need assistance please locate the instructor or safety officer!

Recommended Equipment:   Safety glasses, hearing protection, baseball cap, avoid open top shirts – t shirts are good.  Closed toe shoes.  Water, snacks and cooler.  We will usually be on the range for 1 1/2 – 2-1/2 hours.  It may be HOT, or WINDY.  Dress accordingly.

Extreme weather conditions are not conducive to good or safe training. Occasionally due to high heat, storms  or high winds we may reschedule range portions of class.  Safety is our primary concern at all times.


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