If you know any beginning shooters who would like to obtain some formal, basic training in firearms use and safety but were hesitant to enroll in a full three day course, the FIRE Institute is now offering such a class. Thanks.
ONE DAY HANDGUN CLINIC
Introduction To Handgun Basics
September 11, 2004 10am – 6pm
October 24, 2004 10am – 6pm
This course is designed for people who have no prior formal instruction in the safe handling and use of handguns. It will be held at the Greater Pittsburgh Gun Club, 25 min. southwest of Pittsburgh. Topics to be covered include:
Safety: Students will be exposed to four universally accepted rules of gun safety which, if followed scrupulously, will prevent unintended discharges.
Gun Handling and Shooting: Safe loading and unloading, correct stance and grip and basic marksmanship techniques are taught. These include proper sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger manipulation.
Shooting Drills: A course of fire has been developed to permit a novice shooter to gain experience with the concepts introduced in the program. We believe a beginning shooter will find this challenging and educational.
Equipment: The instructors will explain how to select a handgun, holster and ammunition, so your equipment fits your hand and your individual needs. This will include a review of currently available handguns, holsters and ammunition. Students will have the opportunity to examine and try out several different types of handguns.
Cost: $65.00. This includes range fees, targets, range supplies and handouts. Students to provide their own ammunition, personal gear and meals.
Course format: Lecture (approximately 2 hrs.), and live-fire exercises (approximately 5 hrs.). Each student will need a minimum of 200 rounds of ammunition.
Instructor(s): The instructors and staff are FIRE Institute volunteers who have collectively accrued several thousand hours of formal training from experienced, professional firearms instructors. In addition to their personal firearms training, each of the course staff have attended firearms instructor schools run by professional instructors, including Jim Crews (Marksman’s Enterprise) and Giles Stock (Rangemaster, Gunsite Training Academy).
Class size: Enrollment will be limited to EIGHT students.
Prerequisites: You must be at least 18 years old. Proof of no criminal history is required. Please visit our website for credentialing documentation.
Note: Please transport your handgun to the range in UNLOADED condition.
For Details, Directions, Equipment Requirements and Enrollment Materials:
Call: 412.381.8035, leave your name and address and materials will be mailed to you.
Write to: FIRE Institute, 2313 East Carson Street, Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
for more details.