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Overview: Learn the fundamentals of owning, safely using, and caring for a handgun. This course is ideal for first-time shooters, new handgun owners, or as a refresher. Also available online with no live fire.

A Basic Handgun certificate does not fulfill any Concealed Carry license requirements.

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The primary goals of this course are to learn firearm safety and basic handgun shooting fundamentals, with a self-defense focus. Topics include safe firearm handling, self-defense firearms basics, common malfunctions, and shopping for your first firearm. This course is ideal for first-time shooters or for those looking to refresh their skills. Up to one hour of live-fire training on the range is included.

Materials Needed:

  • Minimum of 150 rounds of ammunition.
  • Unloaded and CASED firearm – bring your own or use one of our rentals. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR FIREARM OR AMMUNITION INTO THE CLASSROOM.  NO FIREARMS IN THE CLASSROOMS.
  • Eye and ear protection – bring your own or purchase in-store.
  • Classes are limited to the first 15 students. A minimum of 5 students is required for a class to be held.
  • Class participants who are under the age of 21 must have a parent or legal guardian in attendance for the entire class. Parent/legal guardian must sign our Liability Waiver on behalf of the underage participant and must remain in the lane with them during the shooting portion of the class. Illinois Residents Only: Parent must have a valid FOID card.
  • An Illinois resident without a valid FOID card may take part in the classroom portion only. In order to participate in the range portion, an Illinois resident without a valid FOID card must be the guest of a student in the same class who possesses a valid FOID card. Any Illinois resident who does not have a valid FOID card will not be permitted to purchase ammunition, or purchase or rent a firearm.

All Range Rules apply.

Reschedule/Cancelation Policy: Customer will be permitted ONE class reschedule if the reschedule is made at least 2 days before the ORIGINAL class date on the order. Additional rescheduling will not be permitted and will result in the forfeiture of the cost of the class. Cancelation must be made at least 2 days prior to the ORIGINAL class date on the order. Students who fail to reschedule or cancel within 2 days of the ORIGINAL class date on the order will not be eligible for a refund. In the event Range USA cancels a lesson, Range USA will work with you to find an agreed upon future class date and the policy above will apply to any future cancelation or rescheduling.



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John W.

Instructor Jon very knowledgeable, He made the class enjoyable, you can tell he loves his job. He was very patience on the range with the class. I would highly recommend taking his class

Chris K
Basic Handgun / Akron, OH / Mikey T.

This class was a great introduction to handguns! Our instructor, Mikey T., did a great job engaging all of us throughout the evening as he presented the class material and videos. Mikey's commentary and anecdotes made some fairly technical information easily understandable and accessible to all. He encouraged our questions, provoked discussion, and made sure each individual was comfortable to participate. His balance of humor with the paramount gun safety made the classroom portion enjoyable. His hands-on training in both the classroom and range gave me the confidence to safely use and care for my firearms. I'm encouraged to keep practicing and implementing the training Mikey provided, as well as take additional courses at Range USA. Thank you so much!

Paul G
Basic Handgun

The class was 3 hrs of lecture with video, hands on procedures, and followed up with 1 hour of live range time. The course was taught by Jack H. he has a great background of military & police service. His knowledge of firearms, technique, and state requirements is excellent. I learned quite a lot from him and feel much more comfortable with owning and shooting a pistol. I have deer hunted for 30years and used a high powered rifle with a scope and shooting a handgun is way different. I will in the future sign up for some more classes and I will definitely ask for Jack H. If he is available.

Robert F
Basis Handgun Course - Webster, TX

My wife and I went to the Webster Tx. location for the Basic Handgun course. We arrived earlier since the traffic was not as bad as anticipated around 4 pm. My wife needed to pick up ear protection and safety glasses. The gentlemen (I did not catch his name. sorry) behind the counter was very helpful and took his time to help her choose a comfortable pair of earmuffs. We told him that we were here for the Basic Handgun course. He asked if we had completed our waivers already, which we had and then asked if we brought our own guns. I told him that we would need to use rentals. He spent time showing us different guns and was very informative as to the features and differences between models. We made our selections and after purchasing ammunition we were ready for range portion of the class. With our equipment set aside behind the counter we set off to find our instructor Ronnie. Ronnie was fantastic. He is knowledgeable, energetic and animated. It is evident that he really cares about personal protection with a firearm and how to safely go about achieving that goal. His focus while teaching the aspects of the class was underlined with safety. By the time we left the classroom for the range, Ronnie had made us feel that we knew what to expect and how to safely handle the firearms. After completing our live firing of 50 rounds of ammunition, coupled with the classroom work and afterward question and answer session, we really felt like we had achieved our goal of learning our way around a handgun and especially how to do it safely. Thank you, Ronnie. Also, a big shout out to Range USA – Webster with its very friendly, clean, and comfortable environment. Can’t wait to come back and practice what we learned.

Luis R.

I took the class at the Westheimer location on May 10th. The instructor was great, he explained the fundamentals and answered all the questions. The practice was the best part of all, the instructor was behind us correcting our stance and moves. I was able to hit the target several times as if I had some experience already even though it was my first time.

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