Date(s) - May 29, 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm

Private Property


This class is geared for YOUTH participants, 18 years old and younger. The minimum recommended age is 7 years old.

ALL youth participants, regardless of their age or maturity, must be accompanied by an adult 21 years old or older.

** You know your child/youth better than anyone, and the maturity level of one youth to the next may vary greatly. The class will contain a  classroom lecture, followed by dry practice, and ultimately live fire. Individuals not exhibiting proper safe behavior may not be allowed to fire live rounds, and may be asked to leave or return on a later class date.

WHEN REGISTERING, list the youth participant’s name first, followed by Adult: [insert the adult’s name]

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, however electronic are preferred), 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 will proceed rain or shine unless the conditions become unsafe.  

Firearm: Bring a reliable semi-automatic handgun or revolver and at least 200 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. The rental package is $45 for the day. If you would like to reserve a rental package, please select the handgun rental below.
There is an alternate Rental Kit now available, which contains a Glock model 44 handgun in .22 caliber, as well as 200 rounds of .22 ammo.
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). Cold water will be provided.

Where to Go:

We will be using the Hillside Private Property, which is located a short drive from central American Canyon. It is not open to the public, and its exact location will only be disclosed to students of the class.  We will start at 9am sharp and continue to around 4pm, followed by a roundtable discussion of the day’s learning. Please try to arrive 15 minutes before the class starts.

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: $145.00  (Handgun Rental Kit options are also available)

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