Firearm Safety and Certification Classes

Safety is of the utmost importance at Shooters Depot. We offer firearms safety classes at all levels -- from novice to full tactical training -- led by certified instructors and law enforcement personnel. 

Find a class below that fits your individual need or desired training level, and check our events calendar for availability.

CALL: (706) 406-0300

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Basic Pistol Certification

  • Length of course: 1 1/2 to 2 hours
  • Required Items: Handgun (semi-automatic or revolver), 50 rounds of ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection (rentals are available).
  • This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and operating a handgun safely. This training is designed for the new gun owner or the gun owner who may never have received any training, including many single mothers or others interested in learning self protection. In this class you will learn the rules for safe firearm handling, parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, sight acquisition, loading and unloading, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, firearm cleaning, conceal carry and carry laws and skill development.


Advanced Pistol Certification

  • Length of course: 1 to 2 hours
  • Required Items: Basic Pistol Certification or other Firearms Training, Handgun (semi-automatic or revolver), 100 rounds of ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection (rentals are available).
  • This intermediate training is for those who have successfully completed Basic Pistol Certification. This training will further your knowledge of your handgun and shooting fundamentals. In this class you will spend time on stance, grip of the handgun and target acquisition.


Advanced Defensive Shooting

  • Length of course: 4 hours
  • Required Items: Basic Pistol Certification or other Firearms Training, Handgun (semi-automatic or revolver), 100 rounds of ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection (rentals are available).
  • This advanced training is for those who have successfully completed Basic Firearms Training, such as new gun owners, many single mothers or others interested in learning self protection. This training will further your knowledge of your handgun and shooting fundamentals. This training will cover the safety rules and proper procedures for grip, aim, and trigger pull so that you can effectively hit your target. Also the concept of defensive focused shooting will be covered and how this concept will give you an edge in a critical dynamic situation.


Advanced Tactical Carbine Training

  • Length of course: 4 hours (Monday or Tuesday)
  • Required Items: Basic Firearms Training, Tactical Rifle no larger than 7.62 x 39 caliber and 400 rounds of ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection (rentals are available).
  • This advanced training will identify when to deploy your rifle and examples of actual rifle deployment to win an encounter, weapon manipulation, marksmanship fundamentals, malfunction clearance, firing from cover or concealment, transitioning to handgun, positional firing, multiple target engagements, turns, failure to stop drills, threat assessment and low light/no light drills.