25 Mar

Basic Handgun Course

Lytle Creek, CA, USA

March 25, 2018

9:00am - 3:00pm

Register Here: http://www.spentbrasstraining.com/training-calendar-events/2018/3/25/basic-handgun-course

Basic Handgun is a beginner’s course intended to familiarize students with various types of pistols and their nomenclature, characteristics and cycle of operation. The Basic Handgun course is comprised of a range of topics and live fire drills which will enable the new pistol shooter to become familiar with his or her chosen type of handgun, how to safely manipulate the firearm, and effectively employ it at a basic skill level.

What You Will Learn

  • Handgun Selection Considerations
  • Support Equipment
  • Pistol nomenclature
  • Firearm safety
  • Pistol characteristics
  • Cycle of operation
  • Weapon cleaning & maintenance
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Pistol manipulation
  • Presentation of the Handgun from the Holster to the threat
  • Loading, unloading and reloading
  • Weapon malfunctions
  • Dry fire drills
  • Live fire drills

What You Need To Bring:

  • Pistol of reputable brand name
  • Minimum of three magazines for semi-automatic pistols or speed loaders for revolvers
  • Magazine holders
  • Wraparound ballistic eye protection
  • Ear protection (electronic is preferred)
  • Belt
  • Weapon-specific pistol holster
  • 200 rounds of weapon-specific ammunition
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to follow simple instructions


  • Ball cap
  • Knee and elbow pads
  • Durable clothing (511s, boots, heavy-material, long-sleeve shirt)
  • Wet and/or cold weather gear
  • Sack lunch, snacks and water
  • Sun screen
  * Directions to the range: Once you exit Sierra from the 15N FWY, the range is 10 miles into the mountains on the right hand side when the pavment hits the dirt road. ** There is NO cell service once you enter the mountains and on the range

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