, there are certain state requirements that have to be met during instruction. Like any formal training event, there’s a mixture of lectures, practical demonstrations, interaction with the students, ensuring students comprehend the lessons they are being taught, and allowing plenty of time to practice, ask questions, and review their lesson plan. Classes are essential broken down into logical steps that are built upon throughout the day.
Firearms Safety Lessons
Safety lessons begin with the most basic of firearm safety rules, storage, and responsibility. Students
learn the 3-most fundamental rules of firearm safety followed by additional rules which are designed to
ensure an “accidental” discharge never occurs, an “innocent” target is never struck, and the
responsibility a gun owner has to secure his weapons in a safe or safety device that cannot be easily
accessible by an unauthorized person. Securing firearms from unauthorized access is extremely
important and can prevent the needless tragedies we have witnessed in the past when an unstable
person goes on a gun shooting spree. In most cases, the guns come from a close family member’s
home or even their own home-the simple act of securing those firearms in a locked safe could have
prevented many of these horrific events.
Understanding your Firearm
If you don’t understand your firearm, how it works, why it works, what size ammunition it takes, can cause serious injury to yourself and others. During this lesson, an overview of basic pistol mechanisms and their operations are discussed. We compare a revolver to a semi-automatic pistol, explain each of their strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on the student’s personal weapon of choice. This is a very interactive time as student’s get to “showcase” their firearm and explain why they prefer it over others (don’t worry, there’s no ammunition allowed in the class and the firearms are checked before being allowed in the class). There is a brief discussion on ammunition, how it works, and the varying types of ammunition, as well as calibers that are available.
Building Shooting Skills
Students who are new to firearms, and even those who have shot in the past, will learn several basic
shooting styles and positions. While inside the class, the students will conduct “dry-fire” exercises
(dry-fire means no live ammunition). They are instructed on topics such as breath control, hold control,
trigger control and more. Students are taught the most common shooting positions and are asked to
practice each of them to find the one that best fits their comfort level. As we are building up to “live-fire”
at the range, students are provided with information about the common shooting errors that occur, how
to correct them, and how to improve upon their target acquisition. The lesson closed with a discussion
and demonstration of common pistol stoppages and how to correct them when they occur.
Firearms, Self-Defense, and the Law
Students receive a general over-view of the major federal and state laws that affect them on a
daily basis, the use of reasonable force, the use of deadly-force, brandishing a weapon, and
other related topics.
This lecture satisfies the Idaho Standard Carry and Concealed Weapon License requirements.
Students who are seeking to apply for the Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Weapon