FIREARMS TRAINING

At Bear Arms, we offer classes for every level of gun enthusiast – whether you have never held a gun before, or you are looking to enhance your advanced knowledge – we have the class for you. Choose individual classes, follow a curriculum, get one-on-one teaching, and even qualify to attend our Defensive Handgun Tactics classes.

Our training is set-up into 4 different levels to fit your needs: Beginner, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All students who are taking conceal carry, firearms training, personal defense or educational classes or courses are REQUIRED to have a WAIVER on file at Bear Arms Indoor Boutique Shooting Range prior to attending any class. FILL OUT YOUR WAIVER NOW.

RANGE WAIVER

NOTE: All classes take place at Bear Arms Indoor Boutique Shooting Range. Not all classes are fee-based. Certain classes are free. Others are available only when there’s a large enough group. Some classes offer private sessions. Inquire. If you are interested in taking a tuition-free class, or you are interested in private, one-on-one training, please contact one of our certified NRA instructors at 262.478.9111. 

Beginner Handgun

Dates
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 11:00 am—2:00 pm
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Ages: 12+ (with adult 21 or older)
See rules regarding children age 12+*
Maximum: 6 Students
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $75
WAIVER REQUIRED

Course Description:

This course is designed around the fundamental skills behind shooting handguns both safely and accurately. This handgun marksmanship fundamentals course is…

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about 3 hours with a low student to Instructor ratio, allowing for close, personal hands-on attention while still being in a relaxed classroom environment. Course instruction includes classroom work, hands on dry-fire practice using a SIRT LASER TRAINING PISTOL (classroom) and also Instructor led live-fire practice on the range.

Instructors: All Instructors for this course are required to have NRA Firearms Instructor Certification.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Excellent for beginners to intermediate shooters
  • Learn and review universal firearm safety
  • Key fundamental features include grip, proper operation of your firearm, stance, sight alignment and trigger control.
  • Practice one of the hardest to master skills – Trigger Control.
  • Excellent for seasoned shooters that have not been shooting for a while. They can hone their shooting fundamentals while reviewing safe gun handling skills.
  • Successful completion of this course satisfies prerequisite requirements for the Bear Arms’ Defensive Pistol course.

3 Hour Class Time

Equipment and supplies required: Eye and Ear Protection: Complimentary eye and ear protection is provided for the course. Students may bring their own eye and ear equipment if they wish.
Firearms: Bear Arms will provide firearms appropriate for use in this course. Students are permitted to use their own handguns if they so choose. Student’s guns should be cleaned and function checked prior to attendance. Small frame guns, i.e.  Ruger LC9s are discouraged in this class.
Ammunition | Targets | Range Time: Provided courtesy of Bear Arms
Proper range attire: No low cut tops or open toed shoes. Ball Caps are encouraged but not required.

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Introduction to the AR-15

Dates
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm—9:00 pm
Level: Novice
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Maximum: 4 Students
Fee: $125
WAIVER REQUIRED

Course Description: 

Our Introduction to AR-15 Rifles/Carbines is a great way to begin your formal education on this rifle platform. This class is great for the beginner shooter or for shooters that simply want more formal training or familiarization. Whether you would like to hunt, practice precision rifle shooting, or simply…

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become more familiar with the ever-popular modern sporting rifle, this is the class for you.

CLASS CURRICULUM

  • Firearms safety and range safety fundamentals
  • History of the AR platform
  • Rifle functions, parts, and common terminology
  • Ammunition types and calibers
  • Loading and clearing procedures
  • Sighting/ Zero in an optic
  • Ballistics and capabilities
  • Marksmanship fundamentals
  • Practical exercise on the Live Fire Range

LIVE FIRE PRACTICAL EXERCISE

  • Demonstration of proper range safety rules
  • Sight in optics/iron sights
  • Practice live fire loading and clearing procedures
  • Practice basic marksmanship fundamentals at 10, 15 & 25 yards

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • AR-15 Style Rifle (.308 calibers & below) Must be in a case to enter the facility. Rentals are available, but limited, so please call in advance if you plan to rent.
  • 2 Magazines minimum
  • Minimum 60 rounds of ammunition (no steel case or steel core ammo)

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Defensive Pistol

Dates:
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 2:30 pm—7:30 pm
Level: Intermediate
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: Beginner Handgun or proof of equivalency
Maximum: 6 Students
Fee: $200
WAIVER REQUIRED

Course Description: 

This is a semi-auto ONLY pistol class (.380, 9mm, .40, or .45 caliber), designed to train students intending to carry concealed. Subject matter and content of this course is serious. Students must display safe and responsible use of their firearm at all times. Participants will be taught fundamental defensive pistol tactics and techniques, essential to effective response and performance in high stress, life threatening incidents.

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Class includes concept discussion and demonstration, with considerable time spent receiving hands-on defensive pistol instruction, as well as guided practice to develop muscle memory and smooth, efficient movement execution. Students will dry-practice (“dummy” rounds) training with their pistol and carry method before conducting live fire drills. Students will also experience deadly force decision-making and response training utilizing Bear Arms’ exclusive 180° MILO three-screen simulator environment.

Focus areas include:

  • Firearm responsibility and safety
  • Draw stroke training from concealment
  • Target acquisition and isolation using iron sights
  • Type I, II and III malfunction clearance
  • Dry practice procedures and techniques for safe, at-home skills development
  • Shooting from cover
  • Tactical and Emergency reloading skills
  • The development of both speed and accuracy in the defensive use of the pistol
  • Deadly force decision-making

Student-supplied equipment required for this class:

  • A fully functional handgun with all factory installed safety devices intact.
  • Minimum two functional magazines for the handgun being used in the course.
  • 100 rounds of factory loaded FMJ target ammunition of your handgun’s caliber.
  • Protective eyewear (safety glasses); prescription glasses are acceptable.
  • A belt and outside the waistband (OWB) holster, which completely covers the trigger guard, and is designed for the firearm being used. Holster must be worn on your strong side. No cross-draw holsters.
  • A magazine carrier for the belt that is compatible with your magazine is strongly recommended.
  • A light jacket, button-down shirt, or sweatshirt which covers your holstered gun to serve as a concealment garment.

Please Note: Hearing and eye protection are available for purchase in the Pro Shop. Come early for best selection! NO subcompact handguns, smaller than a Glock 26/27 will be allowed. If your gun fits into a 4” x 6” box (see link below) it is too small for use in this course.

Handgun Size Print Sheet

Provided by Bear Arms:

  • Metallic “dummy” rounds (Snap Caps) corresponding to the caliber of your firearm– .380, 9mm, .40, or .45 caliber only for use during hands-on instruction of several concepts, and for your use during at-home dry practice following this course.
  • Chamber disabling devices (.380, 9mm, .40, or .45 caliber only) will be provided for use in course dry practice exercises, and for at-home dry practice skills training.
  • Targets

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Advanced Defensive Pistol 

Level: Advanced
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: Defensive Pistol or equivalent
Fee: $TBD

Course Description: TBD

Introduction to Firearms

Date
TBD
Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $40/ 1-2 hr Private Lesson
WAIVER REQUIRED
Call 262.478.9111 to arrange your Private Lesson

Course Description:

Are you new to shooting? Are you ready to get started? What do you need to know to be safe? Bear Arms Introduction to Firearms course is a 1/2 to 1-hour Private Lesson designed…

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for those individuals with little-to-no experience. This is a basic firearm safety class with classroom only instruction including the 4 rules of firearm safety as well as a one on one Instructor – Student hands on safe gun handling skills exercise. You will leave this class with the skills, knowledge and confidence to pick up and handle a firearm safely.

Instructors: All Instructors for this course have NRA Firearms Instructor Certification.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Universal Firearm Safety
  • Safe Firearm Storage
  • Different types of firearms
  • Safe loading and unloading procedures
  • Hands on gun handling exercises
  • Types of Ammunition
  • Gun maintenance and cleaning

1/2-hr. to 1-hr. Private Lesson 

Equipment and supplies required: None

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Private Lesson

Level: Any
Date & Time: Call to arrange an appointment
262.478.9111
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $40 – 1/2 hr.  |  $95 – hr.
WAIVER REQUIRED
Call 262.478.9111 to arrange your Private Lesson

 

Course Description:

Looking for a private one-on-one lesson? You’ve come to the right place. Looking to improve your marksmanship? How to disassemble a firearm? How to sight in a rifle? Whatever you want to know, whatever you want to improve upon, our staff of qualified NRA instructors stand by ready to assist you — and teach you!. Inquire today — and enjoy a stress-free, private class — at your pace and leisure. To arrange a time that suits your schedule, just give us a ring.

 

Woman’s Beginner Handgun (Group)

Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $75

Course Description:

This Ladies Pistol class is a women’s only class for new shooters. For those ladies who want to learn to be safe and to begin acquiring firearms skills. These all ladies classes…

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are taught by a female Instructor in a stress free environment.

This course will provide women with the skills to manage their equipment safely and begin the learning process to protect themselves and their loved ones. Upon completion of the Women’s Beginner Handgun class you will have the basic knowledge, attitude and confidence to handle and fire your firearm safely.

Instructors: All Instructors for this course are required to have NRA Firearms Instructor Certification.

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Handgun Marksmanship Fundamentals
  • Universal Firearm Safety
  • Safe Firearm Storage
  • Safe loading and unloading procedures
  • Hands on gun handling exercises
  • Different types of handguns
  • Types of Ammunition
  • Gun maintenance and cleaning

2 Hour Class Time

Equipment and supplies required: This is a beginner course and you are not required to bring anything to class with you. Course Fee includes classroom instruction, range time, gun rental, ammunition, targets and eye and ear protection.

Proper range attire, no low cut tops or open toed shoes. Ball caps are recommended but not required.

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Range Safety and Etiquette

Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: Free

Course Description: TBD

Home Defense Shotgun

Level: Novice
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $175

Course Description: TBD

IDPA Level 2
International Defensive Pistol Association

(Intro to IDPA Range)

Level: Advanced
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $95

Course Description: TBD

Simulator Use of Force 1

Level: Novice
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $175

Course Description: TBD

Simulator Use of Force 2

Level: Intermediate
Ages: 21+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $175

Course Description: TBD

BSA Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

Level: Beginner
Ages: All
Prerequisites: None
Fee: TBD

Course Description: TBD

PLEASE NOTE: To ensure accuracy of enrollment and proof of payment, we require online registration. You may also register at our facility using our in-store kiosk. Only ONE PARTICIPANT may sign up at a time. Multiple purchases must be done separately.