FIREARMS TRAINING

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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.

We recommend that you speak with our Director of Training, John Rowe, and he will discuss your needs and assess your skill level. Once we have done that we can get you set up with the training you need!

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

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 our Director of Training, John Rowe at 262.478.9111. 

Introduction to the AR-15

Dates
January 9, 2019 — Open for Registration
Time: 7:00 pm. – 9:00 pm
Level: Novice
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Maximum Students: 4 
Fee: $125
Instructor: Neil Cilley

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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Beginner Handgun

Dates
Saturdays, December 15 & 29, 2018,
January 12 & 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: Intro to Handguns or equivalent proficiency
Fee: $75

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.
  • Skills required for students interested in moving on to Level 2. (Intro to Defensive Handgun)

3 Hour Class Time

Equipment and supplies required: Eye and ear protection as well as gun rental, ammunition, targets and eye and ear protection will be provided for you. Do not bring your gun. Training guns will be provided for you.

Proper range attire: No low cut tops or open toed shoes. Ball Caps are encouraged but not required.

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Family Firearm Safety / NRA Eddie Eagle Program

Date
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
Level: Beginner
Ages: All
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: John Rowe
Fee: Free – Call 262.478.9111 to enroll

Course Description:

Are you thinking of purchasing a gun? Are you new to firearms ownership? Do you have young children in the home? This is the perfect workshop for you and your loved ones. All family members are encouraged to…

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attend from Pre-K to teenagers.

We start off with identifying different types of firearms including pistols, rifles and shotguns. We then will discuss different aspects of each as well as safety concerns. We will discuss the different parts on the firearms as well as any safety features. The concepts of responsible firearms ownership are explained in a manner that can be understood by all. Safe firearms storage practices will be demonstrated with locks and safes. Locks and safes will be available for purchase after the workshop.

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules: STOP! Don’t touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult. An interactive video and activity booklet will be provided for all children ages 4 – 9 years of age.

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

Focus areas within this course include:

  • Responsible firearms ownership.
  • Safe firearms storage practices.
  • Basic gun safety and avoidance for young children.
  • Identifying the different types of firearms.
  • Basic firearm safety rules.
  • Understanding safe gun handling skills.

1 Hour Class Time

Equipment and supplies required: None

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Range Safety and Etiquette

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

Course Description: TBD

Introduction to Firearms

Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $49

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-hour course 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 are required to 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 Hour Class Time

Equipment and supplies required: None

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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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Private Instruction

Level: Beginner
Ages: 12+
Prerequisites: None
Fee: $95

Course Description: TBD

Gun Cleaning & Maintenance

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

Course Description: TBD

BSA Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

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

Course Description: TBD

Defensive Pistol Tactics 1

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

Course Description: 

Simulator Use of Force 1

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

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 2

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

Course Description: TBD

Defensive Pistol Tactics 2

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

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.