998 Arden Nollville Road / Inwood, WV 25428



Handgun Training Courses

Basic Handgun

Instructor providing fundamentals of handgun training
RegisterDates: December 2nd, 2023
Basic Handgun is taught at our indoor handgun range in Inwood WV, and is a 8 hour fundamentals course designed for new shooters or experienced shooters who want a review.  The course follows an NRA style format, beginning with a detailed lecture on handgun types, design, theory & function.  The student is then introduced to the dynamic world of ammunition and its application for various types of shooting situations.  Eye dominance is determined followed by a detailed lecture on the six fundamentals of shooting.  The lecture concludes with maintenance/cleaning, safe use & storage and transportation guidelines.  After the exam, a 1 hour WV Concealed Carry Law presentation is performed by a local LE officer or Attorney.  This allows the students seeking a WV Concealed Carry Permit to ask questions pertaining to their rights.  Finally, a shooting qualification concludes the course in which each student must score a 70% or greater score.  Each student is allowed a maximum of 100 rounds of ammunition to score 7/10 in a 12 inch circle at 21 feet.  A 70% or greater score on the open book test and the shooting qualification must be obtained to receive a signed certificate of completion for 8 hours of training.  This course qualifies the student for a WV Concealed Carry Permit.


Defensive Handgun I: Defensive Basics

RegisterDates: 2024 to be determined
Defensive Handgun I is taught at our new firearms training center located in Bloomery WV.  It is an 8 hour introductory course for students who have been consistently shooting for several years and are serious about carrying a concealed handgun.  A basic understanding of the fundamentals of shooting, along with good marksmanship skills, are required to take this course. The class starts with a 2 hour lecture on topics such as types of concealed carry firearms, advantages/disadvantages of each, ammunition, modes of concealing a handgun and real world statistics about realistic encounters.  The entire course is focused on the safe and proper presentation of a handgun from a holster (either concealed or not concealed).  After a successful “skills evaluation exercise”, the student is introduced to several types of gun malfunctions, proper reloading techniques, proper gun manipulation, multiple shot and multiple target engagements.  The student is introduced to the use of steel targets, which provide instant positive feedback.  Finally, a brief exercise on the use of cover and concealment, along with single handed shooting, is followed by a “real world” problem the student must successfully solve.  Upon successful completion of all shooting exercises, the student will receive a signed 8 hour course completion certificate.  350 rounds required. (COURSE PRE-REQUISITE: BASIC HANDGUN or permission)


Defensive Handgun II: Defensive Tactics

RegisterDates: 2024 to be determined
Defensive Handgun II is an 8 hour intermediate shooting course designed around defensive shooting concepts introduced in Defensive Handgun I.  A strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of shooting are expected and required to take this course.  The class starts with a brief lecture and standard warm-up drills, then quickly moves to more advanced defensive shooting exercises.  The student will be critiqued individually on the proper use of various types of cover and concealment (vertical & horizontal).  Additional shooting positions are introduced, along with movement in all directions.  Heavy emphasis is placed on single handed shooting, from both strong and weak side.  The student will be introduced to multi-directional movement, moving targets, pop up targets and non-standard distance engagements.  The class will conclude with a “understanding of concept” drill in a situational exercise.  Each student who safely completes each exercise will receive a 8 hour certificate of completion.  500 rounds required. (COURSE PRE-REQUISITE: DEFENSIVE HANDGUN I)


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