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Firearms 101

Program Days and Times

Mondays6:00 pm
Tuesdays6:00 pm
Saturdays10:00 am

Must register at least 48 hours in advance at the SSEC or by phone during business hours.
Payment required at registration.


GS Students$35

*Includes Membership Activation Fee

This introductory course is intended to give participants the basic safety, understanding and proper use of a semi automatic pistol for first time pistol shooters. Participants will learn the basics to give them the confidence and information needed to safely and successfully shoot on their own. An emphasis will be placed on introductory materials such as parts of the gun, operation of a semi automatic pistol, proper grip, how to aim and how to safely load and unload to perform a clearance check. Range time will consist of putting together all the basics to shoot 10 rounds of 9mm from a Glock 19 pistol that will be provided. At the completion of the course, you are eligible to receive your firearms membership.

A sample of what to expect in our FA 101 course

  • Safety Rules
  • SSEC Regulations
  • Parts of the gun
  • Operation of a semi automatic pistol
  • Grip
  • How to perform a clearance check
  • Stance
  • Aiming
  • Brief trigger control
  • Range time

Last updated: 11/27/2023