Certification Classes for New Gun Owners

May 15th, 2020

In our last blog, we talked about the unprecedented increase> in firearm and ammunition sales across the country. With these record sales of guns and ammo over the past two months, 75-80% of these purchases were made by new gun owners.

With so many purchases made by people new to guns and shooting sports, Shooters Depot is recommending that the new gun owners take a basic safety class, so they are more comfortable with handling and shooting their new firearm. 

Our Basic Pistol Certification class is 1.5-2 hours. It is required to bring a semi-automatic or revolver handgun, 50rounds 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. It is perfect for new gun owners or gun owners that have recently purchased a new type of gun or have never received formal training, especially gun owners interested in self-protection. In this class, an NRA-certified instructor will teach 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 overall skill development.

Once new gun owners have completed the basic pistol certification course, they will know how to handle their gun safely, as well as break it down, clean their firearm, and then put it back together.

We also offer advanced classes including pistol certification, defensive shooting, and tactical carbine training. 

If you are interested in attending one of our courses, you can call Shooters Depot to get on the roster for one of our classes. We can schedule classes Monday through Saturday, so you can come to learn more about your new firearm at your convenience. We hope to see you soon!