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Handgun Fundamentals 1

This class is the knowledge base of handgun shooting and 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 along with loading a handgun.


Topics covered across Handgun 1 and Handgun 2:

  • 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

Students must compelate both Handgun 1 and Handgun 2 classes to count toward your Illinois Concealed Carry License if you choose to apply for one.


Class Meets at the Shore Galleries Training Center at 3360W Devon Ave Lincolnwood IL 60712

Handgun Fundamentals 1


    • Suitable handgun

    • At least 2 magazines

    • Appropriate holster

    • 200 rounds of ammunition (minimum)

    • Eye and ear protection

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