Gain the experience and will to act quickly and decisively in an extreme situation; Bear Arms offers the specialized training programs and expert instruction you’re looking for to accomplish your goals.
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.

Please fill out the WAIVER below if you haven’t already done so. Should you decide to fill out our waiver when you attend class, please arrive 15 minutes early so classes can begin on time. Thanks.

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Beginner Handgun


Saturdays, January 26, February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fee: (Group Rate) $75
Ages: 12 – Adult
Maximum: 6 students

Class Description.

This course is designed around the fundamental skills behind shooting handguns both safely and accurately. The Beginner Handgun (Formerly Handgun Marksmanship Fundamentals) is 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 provided: Eye and ear protection, gun rental, ammunition and targets 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.

Individuals must be 12 years of age or older to attend this class. Children ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Legal guardian or parent must also sign up for the class. No tag alongs.


For only $20 more than our group rate, you can enjoy the privilege of taking a private, one-on-one lesson with one of our NRA Certified instructors. This class includes everything that our Group Beginner Handgun offers — but instructed on a far more personal and attentive level. Couples welcomed. Private lessons are by appointment only. Just call and we’ll arrange a date and time suitable to your schedule. 

* Class Fee: $95. Includes Range Time, ammunition, targets and other live-range costs. Do not bring your gun. Training guns will be provided for you.

Please Note: Follow-up lessons at group rate do not include Range time, ammunitions, targets, gun rental, eye and ear protection.

Class reservations are only accepted online. Payments are due in full. Valid ID with proof of age required. Individuals must be 12 years of age and older to attend this class. Children ages 12 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Legal guardian or parent of child must also sign up for the class. No tag alongs. No walk-ins or class reservations by phone are accepted at this time. All class fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and do not include the state application fee.

If you need to reschedule your class date, please call 262.478.9111 or email the Bear Arms Training staff at as soon as possible. We require 48 hours advanced notice to reschedule.