Intro To Handguns
February 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$125
This is a beginner class for people with little or no firearms experience to provide them with a fun and safe way to be introduced to handguns and shooting. Led by winning female action pistol competitor TD Roe, attendees will enjoy an educational, comfortable, and low-pressure environment.
The class begins with one and a half hours of classroom instruction. This portion will include the discussion of safety and the legal aspects of handguns. After that, the mechanical aspects of how guns and ammunition work will be shown next. We cover the fundamentals of good handgun shooting, grip, stance, sight picture, and trigger control in the “dry-handling” portion of the class before going to the range.
The second part of the class will take place in the range. Students will work with .22 Rimfire handguns to build skill and competence in an easy-to-master way. Centerfire 9mm handguns are made available for those wishing to try bigger guns at the end of the range portion. Students fire about 80-100 rounds of rimfire followed by a handful of center fire.
We wrap up with a closing session in the classroom to review the lessons and answer questions.
A Firearms Owners ID card (FOID) is not required to take the class, unless you are bringing your own gun.
3 Hours, 6pm – 9pm, Please arrive at 5:45pm, $125
- Classroom Instruction
- Eye and Ear Protection
- Range Time
Optional: You may bring your own gun, unloaded and in a case. You will need to supply ammo specific to your gun. You may also bring your own eye and ear protection.
TD Roe has been instructing at GAT Guns since 2012.
She is a NRA certified Pistol Instructor, IL Conceal Carry instructor and National Range Officer Institute Certified Range Officer.
She’s been shooting pistols competitively since 2007 and has been sponsored since 2009. She has won and placed in the top 3 ladies in many state, area and national USPSA and IDPA matches. Her training is ongoing and is competitive and tactical based.
TD’s classes are focused on learning gun safety first. Then efficient gun handling and shooting in a fun, approachable, and easy to understand method.
- NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
- NRA Range Safety Officer
- Illinois Approved Concealed Carry Instructor
- National Range Officer Institute Certified
- Chief Range Officer
- USPSA program director at North Porter
- County CC in Chesterton, IN 2006-2017
- USPSA program director at Oak Park
- Sportsmens Club in Plainfield, IL 2011-2016
- IDPA Match Director at Excel IDPA and NPCCC
CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE OF A CLASS UP TO ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CLASS IS $25.00
CANCELLATION / RESCHEDULE OF A CLASS FROM ONE WEEK TO THE DAY OF THE CLASS IS $50.00
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