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Basic Handgun Familiarization Course

Basic Handgun Familiarization Course Tues Jan 24

PAL Course & CORE Hunter 0 322


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Basic Handgun Familiarization Course

The Basic Handgun Familiarization Course is geared for all new firearms owners who want to know basic handgun handling skills as well as proper handgun and range etiquette before the first trip to the range. It is also a perfect refresher for handgun shooters who are returning to the sport after a long break.

What will you learn?

  • the how, why and what about your new handgun including maintenance.
  • proper gear and safety equipment that each shooter should have ie. eye and ear protection.
  • Cooper’s 4 Rules
  • equipment and gear discussion
  • how to consciously apply safety rules to handgun handling ie sweeping…
  • proper technique for drawing and re-holstering a handgun.
  • proper technique for loading and safely unloading a handgun.
  • understanding proper sight picture, grip and trigger actuation.
  • malfunction clearance including Type 1-3.
  • how to safely uncase and re-case a firearm.
  • rules pertaining to handgun use at CFGPA as well as Club activities where you may enjoy your handguns.
  • provide options so you can pursue more advanced training.

What do I need to bring?

  • your personal handgun in its gun case. (BC Firearms Academy can provide firearms if needed)
  • dummy rounds ( You can purchase these for your specific calibre at any firearms store).  Dummy rounds are perfect for practice and should be part of any gun owner’s kit.
  • if interested and available, bring your holster, a proper gun belt and a magazine holder. (BC Firearms Academy can provide firearms if needed)
  • proper attire. Including a sturdy belt capable of supporting a holster.
  • notepaper and pen.
  • a good attitude and desire to learn.
  • DO NOT BRING LIVE AMMUNITION into the course!! This will be strictly enforced!

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