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In this course, we focus on pistol safety and proper shooting fundamentals. We cover beginner aspects such as stance, proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, recoil control, loading and unloading, malfunctions, shooting positions, muzzle transitions, shot deviation, and numerous other skills needed to begin shooting handguns confidently. This is a fast-paced class where you are saturated with the basics of pistol shooting and safety.


This course also aids students who are thinking of buying their first handgun. After learning the proper fundamentals and mechanics of a pistol, you will be better prepared when you enter gun stores. Don’t let the salesman talk you into a pistol that doesn’t work for you. Instead, go shopping with confidence knowing exactly what you want and need and how to use it.

Course Length: 4-6 hours


Age Requirements: 21 & Over
Note: 18 – 20 (MUST use the Full-Tilt provided pistols & ammunition and may not bring their own handguns to class!!!)*
Note: 13 – 17 (MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the entire class and may use either their parent's pistol or rent one from us.)*

*Age Waiver Form Required


Fee Schedule:

Class cost: $200, student brings pistol & ammunition*

If you do not have a pistol, we do have them to rent, and we have ammunition available for purchase.
Full-Tilt pistol rental - $15

Ammunition - available at market price

*To cancel your spot in class and receive a 75% refund, you must notify us with a 48-hour notice before the start of class. Without a 48-hour notice, Full-Tilt will not issue a refund.

What to Bring:

Pistol with at least 6 round capacity (unless using a revolver), a holster, and a belt for holster if needed.

We suggest 100 rounds of ammunition. If you have magazine holders, please bring those as well. 

Eye and ear protection are required. 

We offer free water, and you can bring cash to purchase snacks from us.


Wear proper clothing for weather, no low cut shirts or revealing clothing. Closed toe shoes must be worn, i.e. tennis shoes or work boots.

Please feel free to call if you need more information, and we look forward to seeing you at the range.

Pistol Level 1: About
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