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BEGINNER PISTOL

If you want to learn firearms responsibility, safety, and proper shooting technique, this is a great group class for a nominal fee. The class is taught by NRA certified instructors.  The class is limited to 11 students.  Classes must have 5 students registered five days prior to the class date or the class will be cancelled and students can be transferred to another date.  See the Training Calendar for dates.  To register for the class, just click on the class.  Payment is by credit card.

A FOID Card is not required to take this course.

The class is 2 hours long consisting of 1 hour in the classroom and up to 1 hour on the range.  The content of each class is:

  • Promotion and demonstration on the safe handling of guns on the range
  • Proper grip, sight picture, stance, breathing, and trigger control
  • Live fire practice on our Training Range.
  • How to deal with guns in the home

The cost of the class is $80.00 which includes the class and range time. You will need to bring your pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition.

Each student will receive a decorative named certificate of completion for the course.

To pass the course, students must show an acceptable level of safety and proficiency as determined by the instructor.

Check out our Intro to Rifles & Intro to Shotguns classes! 

For a more hands-on Marksmanship course, we recommend our Intro to Handguns series. Also see our Defensive Pistol course to learn tactical shooting using a holster! 

Beginner Pistol – $80.00

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Past Events › Intro Classes

July 2022

Intro To Handguns

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

This is a basic course directed to 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 enjoy a comfortable, low pressure, fun environment. This Intro to Handguns class and Women’s class are identical in content. The class begins with a classroom session of approximately one and a half hours.  First, we discuss safety and the legal aspects…

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Youth Handgun Safety

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$49.99

YOUTH HANDGUN SAFETY GAT Guns has a class designed for young shooters ages 8 through 14. This class is taught by an NRA certified instructor. This class is split into two sections, the first portion is in the classroom and teaches firearm handling, safety, and how to deal with guns at home. The second part of the class takes place in our training range and focuses on proper shooting technique including grip, sight picture, stance, breathing, and trigger control. Students…

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Basic Practical Shotgun Class

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

BASIC PRACTICAL SHOTGUN Many believe the shotgun is the prime home defense weapon, yet most newer shotgun owners will never get the opportunity to operate their guns in a safe, controlled environment with any sort of practical, efficient type of shooting. This class is designed to give the home-defense shotgun owner a chance to work out with their gun shooting live-fire drills on the range, stressing safety, loading, reloading, and firing at multiple targets with live ammunition. We will start…

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.22 Pistol Skills Class

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

.22 PISTOL SKILLS CLASS This class is specifically for graduates of Excel Training Group’s Introduction to Handguns class. Students must have taken the Introduction to Handguns Class to sign up for this class. In this class we will practice the fundamentals learned in the Introduction to handguns class and build on those skills. You will get a better understanding and confidence through safe and efficient handling of the .22 pistol. We will discuss and practice techniques to increase your knowledge…

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Next Step Youth Class

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$59.99

This class will pick up where the Youth Handgun Safety Class left off. There will be a review of safe gun handling and range safety. This class will involve more range time than the first youth safety class since we will be working on actual shooting skills. We will also attempt to determine eye dominance. The class will concentrate on beginning steps regarding: Grip Stance Sight Alignment Sight Picture We will be using the Ruger SR22 pistol (same as the…

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August 2022

Intro To Handguns

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

This is a basic course directed to 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 enjoy a comfortable, low pressure, fun environment. This Intro to Handguns class and Women’s class are identical in content. The class begins with a classroom session of approximately one and a half hours.  First, we discuss safety and the legal aspects…

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NRA Basic Pistol

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$150

NRA BASIC PISTOL In this 8-hour course you will learn proper handling, firearm safety, range procedures, ammunition, and shooting fundamentals of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns. This course is designed to teach the first-time pistol shooter the proper way to handle and shoot a handgun and is accepted by Illinois as 8 of the required 16 hours of training for an Illinois Concealed Carry License. If you want to bring your own firearm, you are welcome to do so. Since you…

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Women’s Introduction to Handguns

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

WOMEN'S INTRODUCTION TO HANDGUNS 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…

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Youth Handgun Safety

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$49.99

YOUTH HANDGUN SAFETY GAT Guns has a class designed for young shooters ages 8 through 14. This class is taught by an NRA certified instructor. This class is split into two sections, the first portion is in the classroom and teaches firearm handling, safety, and how to deal with guns at home. The second part of the class takes place in our training range and focuses on proper shooting technique including grip, sight picture, stance, breathing, and trigger control. Students…

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1-on-1 Pistol Instruction

August 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Gat Guns, 970 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60118 United States
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$125

1-ON-1 PISTOL INSTRUCTION WITH NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR Individualized lessons for 1st time or "newer" handgun shooters who are looking for private "1-ON-1" instruction. This class will help you acquire a foundation of knowledge, skills, and confidence. This class covers training with pistols or revolvers in these calibers: .22 WMR, 22 LR, 5.7x22mm, 380 ACP, 9MM, 38 SPL, .357 MAG, .40 S&W and .45 ACP/AUTO. Students may bring their own handgun to class. The handgun must be unloaded and in a…

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