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Basic Handgun Class

The Basic Handgun Training and Handgun Safety Training ClassBass Pro Shops firearms training

    This class is designed for those interested in gaining a basic working knowledge of firearms, firearm safety and shooting fundamentals. The Basic Courses are for First time shooters, those considering a handgun purchase; those with an interest in improving their shooting skills and those that are simply wiping the dust off firearms that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Note: Anyone taking the Basic Handgun course should wait to purchase a handgun until after the course. Although we do not sell guns, we educate the prospective buyer on what is available, the differences between them, and how to tell if one is a good "fit" for you and your needs. Our goal is the keep you from being at the mercy of anyone across a counter from you in a gun store.

    The Basic Pistol class - is a basic class for those who need to learn (and that's just about everybody - they don't teach it on TV):

  • basic handgun safety
  • the mechanical operation of the firearm they wish to use
  • how to identify the proper ammunition for your firearm
  • basic shooting skills
  • how to clean your firearm
  • proper storage
  • and handgun fit. 

You will be professionally coached through your first live fire session. This class will help you and make you confident enough to go out on your own and practice the skills you have learned in the class.

    Students will learn specific handguns (Semi-Automatic and Revolvers) and how each type functions. A supervised and coached live fire exercise ensures students properly grasp all learning objectives.

The Basic Pistol / Handgun Classes will ordinarily be held as a pre-scheduled group session every other Saturday of the Month. It may otherwise be scheduled by individuals / groups on a day where no other group classes are scheduled. Don't be shy if you want to learn Contact Us today and schedule your class!

    We provide ammunition and several handguns in this course to help ensure the student is using the proper shooting fundamentals. Students will be able to deploy these skills easily during the use of other firearms and obtain higher degrees of marksmanship successes

This is an all inclusive course that includes;                                                                         

  • Range Fees, 
  • Use of our Firearms,
  • Ammunition,
  • Targets
  • Eye and Ear Protection

   Upon Successful Completion of this class a Certification Card of completion will be awarded from Inland Firearms Training. This course will allow you to pursue more advanced levels of training  and after taking this course you will be more than well prepared to complete the California Firearm Safety Certification Test as well.

We conduct the class inside the Bass Pro Shop in the Victoria Gardens Shopping Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Saturdays (see the Calendar of Courses for dates). The class begins at 9am when the store opens it's doors, and runs till around 4 or 5, with an hour out for lunch. There are a multitude of places within minutes to grab a bite, not the least of which is right downstairs in the restaurant.

Once you have passed the CA FSC Test you will be allowed to purchase a handgun or other firearm in California.  California requires an additional $25.00 fee for taking this test which is not included in this course fee.

   All you need to bring is you. We'll take it from there

Class Rates: 

  The Basic Pistol Class fee is $150.00 per person.

Class Length:
    Approximately 7 hours

Enrollment and Payment:

You may complete the enrollment and payment process online by going to the Class Schedule, locate the next class date that you wish to attend and reserve your space. You may also Call or Contact Us by email.  

 You will need to complete one course enrollment form for each student attending and if you have paid by credit card either online or over the phone please remember to bring a copy of the completed enrollment / waiver form with you on the day of the class.

Once payment is received you will get a confirmation email with instruction on how and where we meet for the range and any other information particular about the class.  If you don't see a date for the course you are interested in, please Contact Us to make an appointment.