Handgun Skills

Handgun Skills Course

Learn how to properly handle/operate a handgun and excel in your skills throughout this course.

To participate in the full course please call or visit your local Stock & Barrel Club to sign up.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

Members can save 20% and Non-members can save 10% when you take all the classes in a course versus individually!

Handgun Skills

Handgun Skills Course

Learn how to properly handle/operate a handgun and excel in your skills throughout this course.

To participate in the full course please call or visit your local Stock & Barrel Club to sign up.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER

Members can save 20% and Non-members can save 10% when you take all the classes in a course versus individually!

Silver

Are you brand new to handguns? Or maybe it’s just been awhile since you fired a handgun. Either way, this course will teach you the basics of handgun safety and shooting. You don’t need any prior handgun experience and you don’t have to bring anything except your curiosity and a desire to learn. We take care of everything. Of course, if you have a handgun, feel free to bring it with you.

Our certified instructors will take you through the simple, basic safety rules and teach you the fundamentals of how to shoot a handgun confidently. We’ll then take you out on the range for some supervised shooting. Nobody walks away from this course without a big smile. 

2 Hour Class

Glock, S&W M&P, Sig Sauer and most of the common polymer framed daily carry weapons have similar maintenance needs. This class will teach you how to keep these weapons in the best operational condition.

Participants are welcome to bring their handguns. All handguns must be unloaded, cased, chamber flagged, and must be checked by the instructor before being removed from the case. No ammo is allowed in the classroom. 

2 Hour Class

This course is a must for anyone carrying a handgun. This is an intermediate-level course designed for those comfortable and proficient in handling their personal firearm. This class will teach you to draw safely and effectively from concealment. Please bring your handgun, holster, belt, and a box of ammunition. You will also need a cover garment and a t-shirt worn underneath your cover garment. Please contact your instructor for help with obtaining the proper equipment for the class. Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer renting eye and ear protection. You may bring your own, or they are available for purchase at a nominal cost.

Prerequisite: Intro to Handgun Safety or MN Multi-State Permit To Carry – Concealed Carry Course

2 Hour Class

Good judgment is critical to carrying a gun. Understanding when to retreat and when you have no options. This course makes use of the virtual range to help students learn when they should or should not engage. We use a wide variety of scenarios, discussion and review actions, and options for each one. Students will be challenged to explain their actions and examine consequences. 

2 Hour Class

This class covers the basic elements of USPSA style competitive shooting run during our winter league. This course will go in-depth on safety, rules, and skills for playing the game. At the end of the class, you’ll have a chance to participate in a practice session with a stage similar to what you would see on one of our league nights.

This course is geared towards those that are new to competitive shooting so all you need is your handgun, a couple mags, and some ammo. If you have a safe holster, belt, and mag pouches feel free to bring them but it is not required and we will discuss the basics of the gear involved in the sport in this class.  Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are no longer renting eye and ear protection. You may bring your own or they are available for purchase at a nominal cost.

2 Hour Class

Gold

Prerequisite: Silver Level Courses

Most Defensive Shooting involves physical contact with shots fired from less than 12 inches away. CQS class introduces the student to shoot effectively in tight confines. Drawing when engaged with an attacker, hi / low retention and index shooting are all part of this live fire course. Students will need to bring their handgun, holster, and 100 rounds of ammunition. 

Prerequisite: Drawing from the Holster and Drawing under Duress

2 Hour Class

This is an intermediate level class for students who are familiar with their handgun and competent in handgun fundamentals including grip, stance, trigger control, and sight picture. Students will learn how to use a flashlight in conjunction with their handgun as a defensive weapon and shooting aid. This is a live fire course that covers the various techniques for deploying a flashlight and the tactics necessary to defend yourself specific to low light and no light situations. This is a live fire, down range course that requires you bring a handgun, flashlight, and 100 rounds of ammunition. 

2 Hour Class

This is an intermediate level class for students who are familiar with their handgun and competent in handgun fundamentals including grip, stance, trigger control, and sight picture. Improve your overall performance through tips and techniques that take good shooters to great! Class size is limited to give each shooter some individualized attention and the course fills quickly. You will need your handgun and a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition. 

2 Hour Class

It is critical that shooters know how to quickly and effectively clear malfunctions and get their handgun back into action. Having a stoppage in a high stress, high stakes situation whether it’s for self defense or competition can be costly. This course will increase your confidence and provide you the skillset to recognize and address malfunctions common in all handguns. Yes, even Glocks. Students will need to bring their handguns and 100 rounds of ammunition for the course. 

2 Hour Class

Platinum

Prerequisite: Gold Level Courses

This is a non-firing introduction to drawing a weapon under stress. Students learn proper draw path, grip and target engagement. They learn to draw while being held, pushed or confined. Students will also learn to draw from seated positions, on the ground, and on the move. 

Prerequisite: Drawing from the Holster

2 Hour Class

Building off the knowledge gained in Close Quarters Shooting I, this class will add layers of stress including low light, visual obstructions, firing from cover, and shooting while moving. Students will need to bring their handgun, holster, and 100 rounds of ammunition. 

Prerequisite: Drawing from the Holster, Drawing under Duress and Close Quarters Shooting I

2 Hour Class

Building off the knowledge gained in CQS I and CQS II. We add additional stressors including advanced movement of the shooter and the target. Drawing from tight quarters from non-traditional positions, using cover, and getting past distractions. In this course, we will also add malfunctions, re-loads and other challenges for the shooter to overcome. Students will need to bring their handgun, holster, and 100 rounds of ammunition. 

Prerequisite: Close Quarters Shooting II

2 Hour Class

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