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Course Information

The Intro to Handguns LVL1 course is a 5-6 hour beginner level training course with classroom and range instruction. This course is ideal for anyone new to handguns, and/or anyone considering purchasing their first new gun. Starting with a heavy emphasis on safety and practicality, we cover a lot more than “just the basics” in this course.

** SUMMER HOURS: Friday 4pm to 6pm in Classroom. Sat 7am to 2pm on the range. ** 

COST:
$85.00

PREREQUISITES:

none.

NOTES:

Rental Handguns are available upon coordinated request – let us know if you’re planning to rent when you register! Email training@dbackshootingsports.com to coordinate rentals, or with questions.

Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms. 

What this course covers

  • Intro to Safety
  • Universal Safe Gun Handling Rules
  • Components of Handguns (Revolvers and Semis)
  • Features and Functions
  • Components and Types of Ammunition
  • Terms and definitions
  • Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Disassembly, Inspection and re-assembly of handguns
  • Safe Storage of Firearms
  • Intro to Fundamentals of Marksmanship (classroom)
  • Grip, Stance and Aiming
  • Relocate to the Private Range
  • Range Safety and Safe Gun Handling on the Range
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Live-Fire shooting drills, Slow-fire for Accuracy (100 Rounds Minimum)
  • Course Completion, Summary

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Eye / Hearing Protection
Handgun: Revolver or Semi-Automatic of .22 LR caliber or greater.
(No single-action “cowboy” guns)
Spare magazines, speed strips (for revolvers) and/or speed loaders
A minimum of 100 rounds of target ammunition
Water, snacks/ag lunch, and sunscreen as appropriate
Weather appropriate attire for the private outdoor range (no sandals or open-toed footwear)

Rental Guns and Gear available upon coordinated request.

Our Instructors

Jacob was raised in the firearm community through not only personal experience and necessity, but through hundreds of hours of training, personal conviction, and competition shooting. Currently Jacob makes all of Diamondback’s custom kydex holsters, supports Grimm and Ben as a Range Safety Officer, and conducts courses as a firearms instructor during our Introduction to Carbine, Introduction to Handgun, Everyday Carry, and Combative Carbine level 2 courses.

-Avid firearm fundamentals enthusiast since childhood
-Local USPSA and IDPA competition shooter
-Completed level III run test

A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat.  With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.

 

Email: Roan.Grimm@grimmrealitiesacademy.com

 

-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat
-Guro in Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali
-Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

* To register click on one of the courses below