2020 Basic Handgun Safety Course

This class is for those who would like to become more familiar with safety aspects, operation, confidence and competence in handgun usage. GHSC Rifle & Pistol Range Safety Orientation is included in this training, along with the Public Safety and Semiautomatic Assault Rifle Act (Initiative 1639) requirements.

Instruction includes twelve hours of firearms familiarization, handgun selection, safe firearm handling and storage, fundamentals of handgun marksmanship, basic loading and unloading skills, and malfunction clearing. Instruction is provided through a three-hour classroom lecture and nine hour coached live fire practice.

EMAIL to GHSC.handgunclass@gmail.com to register. $75 minimum deposit required to reserve seat.

Cost is $150 Class limit is 10 Early registration is encouraged as classes fill up quickly.

Paid deposit is required to reserve a seat in the class. Cancellations by students within 7 days of the class may be subject to forfeit of deposit and will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Students will be provided common ammunition (approx 150 rounds per class)

Most common calibers include 22lr, 380acp, 9mm luger, and 38 special. If you are unsure if we have ammo for a handgun you want to bring, check with us on the first night. *Hand gun ownership is not required for the class.

The class is scheduled for the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights 6:00-9:00 PM: Subject to date changes or cancellation depending on enrollment.


Jan      27, 28, 29, 31
Feb     24, 25, 26, 28
Mar     23, 24, 25, 27
Apr      27, 28, 29, May 1  (Canceled for COVID)
May     No class
Jun      No class


Jul      27, 28, 29, 31   (Canceled for COVID)
Aug    24, 25, 26, 28 (TBD for COVID)
Sep     21, 22, 23, 25 (TBD for COVID)
Oct      26, 27, 28, 30
Nov     No class
Dec     No class

Please do not bring live ammunition to the Monday night classroom training.

Classroom training is in the clubhouse.

  • Monday- Classroom instruction only (no live fire)

  • Tuesday- Select firearm and slow practice

  • Wednesday- Consecutive rate of fire and distance with coach’s guidance


  • Friday- GHSC R&P Orientation shooting practical

    • Questions, cleaning and follow up

    • Graduation – Handout Certificates