Basic Handgun (Handgun Fundamentals)

This class is the knowledge base of handgun shooting ad is a great foundation to further learning. At DAVAD we often work with shooters that want to achieve a higher level of performance and may need some correction with technique. Going back to the fundamentals and getting a refresher course will result in an improved shooting performance.

If you are new to shooting or have recently completed /are planning to get your Illinois Concealed Carry License then this is a good place to start and learn the correct and safe way to shoot a handgun well. Students will learn the safe way to operate a handgun and a large part of this class will focus on actual physical gun handling skills, how to move and handle loaded handguns.

Topics covered:

  • Correct and safe draw from the holster
  • The importance of the correct grip and how to establish it when drawing the handgun
  • Stance and the body’s natural point of aim principle
  • Sight alignment techniques
  • Trigger control techniques
  • Manipulation and (un)loading techniques
  • Marksmanship
  • Mastering the fundamentals

This class will count toward your Illinois Concealed Carry License if you choose to apply for one.

Equipment needed:

  • Suitable handgun
  • At least 2 magazines
  • Appropriate holster
  • 300 rounds of ammunition (minimum)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Weather appropriate clothing

If you do not have a handgun for this class, we can offer a selection of handguns for rental.

Price:  $195.