2024 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) and HB1143 requirements. Certificate will be issued upon completion.

Instruction includes nine 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.  Payment required to reserve seat.

Class limit is 14. Early registration is encouraged as classes fill up quickly. Cost is $165-adults, $90-Children.

Cancellations by students within 7 days of the class may be subject to forfeit of payment 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. Some calibers may be limited due to availability.

The class is scheduled for the following; Monday (6:00-9:00 PM), Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights (6:00-8:00 PM): Subject to date changes or cancellation depending on enrollment. Please arrive early to start on time.


     Winter/Spring               Summer/Fall

Jan     22, 23, 24, 26        Jul     22, 23, 24, 26

Feb     26, 27, 28, 3/1       Aug    26, 27, 28, 30

Mar     25, 26, 27, 29        Sep    23, 24, 25, 27

Apr      22, 23, 24, 26        Oct     21, 22, 23, 25

May     No class               Nov    No class

Jun      No class               Dec    No class

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

Classroom training is in the clubhouse on Monday night.

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

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