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While Handgun 101 is the recommended starting point for everyone, for individuals with little time on their hands, this course may be the best place to start.


As with Handgun 101 this course is designed to make you a safe shooter, capable of practicing correctly on your own. Again, as with Handgun 101, all firearms instruction at the range is one-on one and the classes are private.


Basic Handgun  is a hybrid – it contains elements from the NRA's Basic Pistol course plus instruction directly from the USCCA's world class concealed carry program. After the classroom portion you will have the opportunity to fire several different firearms and by the end of the course you'll have a good idea of what type and caliber firearm might suit you best. (This is why we suggest you put off the purchase of a firearm until after you've taken the course – if you have already purchased one you are welcome to bring it and use it toward the end of the class.)


This course is ideal for an individual, a couple or a small family group.


Course Length: 3 to 4 hours (Includes travel time to the range)  

Class Size: 1 or 2 Students (Varies with family groups)

Prerequisite: None


Lesson 1: Introduction to Pistol Safety

Lesson 2: Introduction to Ammunition

Lesson 3: Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Lesson 5: Shooting from the Benchrest & Standing Positions

         (Use of .22 cal & Center Fire .380, .38, 9mm, .40 & .45)


This course is generally taught during the week and runs from 8:30 AM to approximately 12 to 12:30 PM. By special arrangement, the class can be scheduled for a weekend.



Course Cost: (Call or email for Pricing)


(Includes use of our pistols, ammo & range fees, plus you receive a CTA Certificate of Completion - which is acceptable proof of training for the Florida CCW and several other states that require a firearms training course.)


Contact us today to arrange a class that fits your schedule... Call 570-579-8886 or email info@ctatrainers.com




CTA's Basic Handgun ...

A Streamlined version of Handgun 101