Pistol 101


This outdoor class is closed for the 2023 season! Check back in the Spring for the 2024 dates!



Course Description
Ready to take the training wheels off?  Whether you are new to shooting or want to get back into it with a reset, Pistol 101 is where you want to start.  While there is some classroom time included, the majority of time will be spent on the range – learning to shoot while you actually shoot!  A lot will be done on the range with training, but a highlight includes being able to draw from the holster, shoot and recover to the holster.  Paper and steel targets will be used.  The small class size allows for more individualized training.

After completing the course, you will be able to:
-Demonstrate the safe use and handling of a pistol
-Identify how to fit a handgun to your hand
-Understand action types, calibers and ammunition
-Choose a holster
-Safely draw from and recover to a holster
-Demonstrate foundational shooting techniques
-Safely and efficiently load, reload and unload a pistol
-Safely and efficiently hit a target with dominant hand

Time & Location
9:00 am – 3:30pm
Classroom Location: Blue Cord Firearms, 1481 Southford Road, Southbury, CT 06488
Outdoor Range: Location is on private property in Southbury.  The address will be given to students at class.

NRA Basic Pistol Certificate or CT Pistol Permit

Class Size
Limit 4 Students

You are welcome to bring your personal firearm & support equipment to this class.  Use of our firearm and support equipment is included in the cost of class with the exception of a belt and ammunition.  If using our firearm ammunition must be purchased from us.

-Ammunition, 250 rounds
-At least 3 magazines
-Holster, specific to the make and model of your firearm
-Holster should allow for full firing grip while still in the holster
-Holster should completely cover the trigger
-OWB Holster only for this class (outside waistband)
-Magazine Pouches (double pouches preferred)
-Belt: should be rigid and minimum of 1.25″ wide
-Belt: should fit holster and mag pouches tightly

Safety is our Number One Priority – No Exceptions.  If attending this course please be sure to adhere to all safety rules.  Anyone being unsafe during class will not be allowed to continue. There are no refunds.

Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy

We do not offer refunds for this course.  If you need to re-schedule there is a $75 rescheduling fee, and you can only re-book for a date that has a spot available 48 hours prior to the start of class and no sooner.  Sorry to take a tough stance on this, but with the class size being so limited we absolutely cannot have students taking one of the 4 slots, rescheduling and then taking another slot down the road unless we happen to have a slot available.

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