Date(s) - Sep 30, 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm

United Sportsman's Association


The Combined First Steps and Basic Pistol class is designed for students who are complete beginners to the principles of safely handling, maintaining, and firing a handgun. Over the course of an eight hour day, our friendly instructors will combine classroom and range time to establish good habits and proper fundamentals such as:

*Range and home safety rules.
*Proper procedure for loading/unloading, cleaning, storage, and transportation of a firearm/ammunition.
*Basics of sight alignment, as well as grip, stance, breathing, and trigger control.
*Refinement of accuracy, and how to self-improve when shooting groups at various distances.

*Alternative firing positions.
*Rapid fire for those who are ready.

This program has at its core a time-tested NRA certified curriculum, and will serve to establish a solid groundwork of technique and knowledge for new or prospective handgun owners.


All students must be legally able to possess a firearm in the State of California.

What to Bring:

Gear: Ear protection (plugs or muffs), eye protection (wrap around glasses or glasses with some form of side protection preferred). Athletic shoes. It’s an outdoor range so check the weather and dress accordingly. Class proceeds rain or shine and will only be cancelled or postponed if the conditions present a safety hazard.

Firearm: Bring a reliable semi-automatic handgun or revolver and at least 300 rounds of ammunition. 

Rental firearm packages are available. Each package contains a modern, reliable handgun such as a Glock (most of our handguns are 9mm caliber), three magazines, electronic ear protection, safety glasses, and speed loader. Ammo is NOT included, but that option is available – see details in the options below when you click ‘Book Now’.
If you would like to reserve a rental package, please select the handgun rental below.
Depending on supply, ammo may be available for students to purchase at class.

One of our staff members will provide more details about the class, exact location, and ammo, in a confirmation email that will be sent approximately 1 week before the class date.

Personal: Bring your own lunch (there will be a 30 minute break). Snacks and water will be provided.

Where to Go:

This class will be held at United Sportsmen’s Incorporated in Concord. Portions are open to the public; we will be on the non-public ‘training bay’. We will start at 9am sharp and continue to around 4pm, followed by a roundtable discussion of the day’s learning. Please arrive 15 minutes before the class starts.

ALL students must complete USI’s safety brief, waiver, and exam at:

Students may retire before 4pm and are welcome to leave at any time. It’s better to quit early than to practice making mistakes due to fatigue.

CLASS COST: $175.00  (Handgun Rental Kit options are also available, both with and without ammo – click Book Now to see registration options)

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Class with Handgun Rental
Handgun, magazines, eye and ear protection ONLY. NO ammo.
Class Only $175.00
Class with Handgun Rental WITH ammo
.22 caliber Glock 44, magazines, 200 rounds of .22 ammo, eye and ear protection

I am at least 21 years of age.
I am at least 18 years of age and am active duty US military (ID required).
I am at least 18 years of age and am accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

NOTE: Students must bring valid state issued identification to the class. Failure to bring such identification will result in immediate discharge without a refund.

ONE BOOKING per student. You may not book a spot for someone else.


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