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Basic Carbine Course

  • Lytle Creek Firing Range 1210 Lytle Creek Road Lytle Creek, CA, 92358 United States (map)

Basic Handgun is a beginner’s course intended to familiarize students with various types of pistols and their nomenclature, characteristics and cycle of operation. The Basic Handgun course is comprised of a range of topics and live fire drills which will enable the new pistol shooter to become familiar with his or her chosen type of handgun, how to safely manipulate the firearm, and effectively employ it at a basic skill level.

What You Will Learn

Handgun Selection Considerations
Support Equipment
Pistol nomenclature
Firearm safety
Pistol characteristics
Cycle of operation
Weapon cleaning & maintenance
Shooting fundamentals
Pistol manipulation
Presentation of the Handgun from the Holster to the threat
Loading, unloading and reloading
Weapon malfunctions
Dry fire drills
Live fire drills

What You Need To Bring:
Pistol of reputable brand name
Minimum of three magazines for semi-automatic pistols or speed loaders for revolvers
Magazine holders
Wraparound ballistic eye protection
Ear protection (electronic is preferred)
Weapon-specific pistol holster
200 rounds of weapon-specific ammunition
Positive attitude
Willingness to learn
Ability to follow simple instructions

Ball cap
Knee and elbow pads
Durable clothing (511s, boots, heavy-material, long-sleeve shirt)
Wet and/or cold weather gear
Sack lunch, snacks and water
Sun screen


The cost per student is $150.00

* Directions to the range: Once you exit Sierra from the 15N FWY, the range is 10 miles into the mountains on the right hand side when the pavment hits the dirt road.
** There is NO cell service once you enter the mountains and on the range

Earlier Event: February 23