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Basics of shooting


Please call or text Cully Stoilis at: (361) 652-1893 or email: to check class availability.


The Basics of Shooting class is $45/pp and covers the fundamentals of shooting and handgun safety.  This is a great class to get familiar with your handgun and to feel more confident in your shooting with instructed range time.  I highly recommend this class BEFORE taking the “LTC” class.  It is great for new AND experienced shooters alike!



Guns are not allowed in the class – they MUST be in a case and locked in your vehicle.  NO AMMO ALLOWED IN THE CLASS.


  • Basic firearms safety

  • Pistol parts and how they work

  • Ammunition fundamentals

  • Pistol shooting skills

  • Fundamentals of pistol shooting

  • Common shooting errors



Handgun MUST be unloaded with no ammunition in the magazines.


Items needed for range:

  • Handgun for course (loaner guns available for $15)

  • 50 rounds of factory ammo (ammo available to purchase for the class for $40/box 9mm, 380, 40cal - subject to change)

  • Safety wear: shooting glasses/goggles, ear protection, closed toe shoes, baseball cap




Safety Rules and Procedures

  • ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

  • ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot

  • ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use


Firearm Rules To Live By

  • Treat every gun as if it is loaded

  • Always point the muzzle in a safe direction

  • Keep your finger off the trigger and outside the trigger guard until you are ready to shoot at your target

  • Keep the safety in the "on" position until ready to fire

  • Never leave a loaded weapon unattended or unsecured; firearms should be unloaded when not in use

  • Always be certain of your target, aware of what is around your target and mindful of potential ricochets

  • Know your firearm and maintain it by cleaning it regularly and bringing it in for service when necessary

  • Always wear appropriate eye and ear protection when operating a firearm

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