NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting
Safe Start is a response to the public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. This 8 hour introductory course is for the individual who is unfamiliar with firearms procedures or who needs to develop safe firearm-handling skills and a solid foundation of basic shooting skills. Students will learn the basic fundamentals of shooting and how to achieve accuracy.
When: January 6th Sunday (#190106SS)
Ammunition: Approx. 150 rounds
Where: A Place to Shoot Range - Santa Clarita, CA *
33951 San Francisquito Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390
*There is a mandatory $15 range fee payable to the range on the day of the training.
The program is designed to provide a quick hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to various pistol action types (semi-auto, revolver).
Open to ALL
This (6 hrs) one day training will be held entirely on the live-fire range.
Lou Salseda Explains
The Director of Training, Lou Salseda explains TAC-1 approach to firearms training and how Safe Start can help you start with the right foot forward. TAC-1's approach is simple: Safe, Effective & Efficient (S.E.E.)
Instructor Led Only Training:
Phase I & II: Classroom & Live Fire RECOMMENDED
(8 hours / $150 per individual / 200 rounds per handgun)
SAFE START'S Instructor Led Only (NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting) takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course is completed in a single day 8 hour format.
This option is for those who prefer to conduct the training in-person with our TAC-1 instructor.
Both Instructor Led and Blended cover the same material for the Live Fire portion and you can sign up for whichever version fits your individual learning style.
*If you have not completed the NRA Online Course then sign up for the Instructor Led Training here.
Blended Learning: Phase II
Phase II: Live Fire
(4 hours / $85 per individual / 200 rounds per handgun)
SAFE START'S Blended Learning: Phase II (NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting) The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom portion. The range session with an TAC-1 NRA Certified Instructor.
The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a classroom portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the range session to complete Phase-II. Phase I is self-paced, on-line iinstruction through the NRA website.
*If you have completed the NRA Online Course then Sign up for the Blended Learning Course here.
The following technique and concepts will be introduced at a reasonable pace for the maximum retention.
Safety and the Law 4hrs 0800 to 1200
These concepts are instructed in classroom format
4 Basic Firearms Safety Rules
Type of guns and Nomenclature
Home Safety & Transporting Firearms
Brief CA Law regarding possession, storage and transporting firearms
Brief overview of Use of Deadly Force in CA
Care & Cleaning
Ammunition (function, available calibers, storage, etc)
Handgun Practical Application 4hrs 1230 to 1430
Instructor Led & Blended Learining
Students are introduced to safe handling of their weapon and familiarization of marksmanship is given in a hands on application
Firearms Nomenclature and Function (DA/SA Semi-auto & Revolver)
Elements of Marksmanship
Loading & Unloading
Shooting & Accuracy
Pistol Shooting Errors Pistol Shooting Errors
Live fire qualification
- Semi Auto Pistol (9mm, 40 cal., 45 cal.) - Rental Available
- Ammunition (Students must bring 200 rounds)
- Dummy Rounds (5 minimum) - Also Available onsite
- Eye protection (Prefer clear with no color or slight tint)
- Ear protection (both outer and inner protections are recommended)
- Cap or Hat (highly recommended)
- Appropriate attire for weather & flying hot brass
- Marking Pen (Sharpies)
- Water and snacks (also available on-site for purchase)
- Gun bag/case to store and transport firearms
- Folding Chair for your comfort*
**Upon registration, students are provided with a Discount Code courtesy of LA Police Gear for all of their shopping need.