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If you are a new handgun owner or considering purchasing a new handgun, you may be wondering how you can safely familiarize yourself with your weapon. The best option for complete novices is an introductory course like Inner10’s First Shots class. This 2.5 hour class is designed to ease you into the world of gun ownership, which can be both exciting and a little intimidating. Let’s take a look at what you can expect in an intro handgun training class and your options here at the Inner10 range. 

What is Included in First Shots Handgun Training Classes?

Basics of Handgun Safety 

Safety is the most critical aspect of gun ownership and shooting. Your First Shots handgun training class will focus heavily on gun safety, including protective gear, proper handling and storage. You will also learn how to properly clean and maintain a handgun, which is essential for both safety and the lifespan of the gun. 

Handgun Anatomy & Verbiage

Your First Shots handgun training instructor will teach you about the working parts of your weapon and jargon used to describe it. For example, you may learn about certain subcategories of handguns, along with the basic anatomy that all handguns have in common. You will be provided with a First Shots course book and pen to help you take notes and review what you learn.

Hands-On Experience

One of the most exciting parts of First Shots training is the hands-on experience. You will have the opportunity to handle, load, and unload unloaded firearms under the supervision of your instructor. This helps demystify the process and build confidence before you head to the range for your first live fire..

Marksmanship Fundamentals

Understanding how to aim and shoot accurately is a fundamental skill for any gun owner. Your First Shots handgun training instructor will guide you through the principles of marksmanship, which include:

Live Firing

Once you have learned the basics in our First Shots class, you will have the opportunity to live fire. Your instructor will supervise this closely to ensure safety. You will be provided with earplugs, safety glasses, and a low caliber firearm with 25 rounds of ammunition. , 

One-on-One Handgun Training for Beginners

Sometimes a one-on-one environment is preferable to having classmates watch you shoot for the first time. Inner10 offers private lessons for just $50 per hour. You can learn all the basics and experience your first live fire in a more personalized atmosphere. 

Continued Handgun Training at Inner10 Range

Participating in a gun First Shots handgun training session is an important and exciting step for anyone new to firearms; but it should by no means be the end of your training! Remember that the journey into the world of shooting is a continuous learning process. Safety, practice, and education are key to becoming a responsible and skilled gun owner. Inner10 offers a variety of shooting courses suited for all skill levels. Visit our training page to view and book our upcoming classes. We look forward to learning with you! 

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