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NRA Basic Handgun Orientation and Safety

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This is an introductory, no-shoot course offered on a weekday of the month in each quarter starting at 6 PM to 9 PM.  It is 3 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety along with a number of hands-on practical exercises using dummy rounds including 5 fundamentals of shooting, stances, recoil management, storage, cleaning, and maintenance. Students are encouraged to bring their own firearm to class (not mandatory if you do not have one). Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and function; ammunition topics, loading and unloading of semi automatic handguns and revolvers, and causes of firearms incidents and injuries. This no-shoot class teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to safely handle and use a handgun at any gun range.  The course also explains the mental mindset needed for the safe handling and storage of firearms inside and outside the home.  This course satisfies the prerequisite requirement in order to attend our Try Before You Buy program.  


This is NOT a concealed carry class and no certificates are provided. 



If you have a handgun, bring it to class. We'll teach you how to use it properly from holding it correctly, maniplating the slide back and forth, clearing your handgun, and loading & unloaing it! Don't worry if you don't have one. We have plenty for you to use. This class is a wonderful start. This is NOT a concealed carry certification course! It's a simple 2-hour long orientation, simple, easy, exciting, and interactive with plenty of "hands-on" activities to get you up to speed. Throw away your worries and your fears. We've got your back at Stoneridge Tactical.

Here's what we'll cover:

Handgun safety rules

Range Etiquette and safety

Hold control

Breath control

Trigger control

Firearm parts and nomenclature


Dummy round exercises

Practical handling exercises

Using sights and sight picture


Filling magazines using dummy rounds

Loading and unloading handguns

"Topping off" your handgun

Recoil discussions

and much more...

This class is open to anyone at any age.  

Registration and payment is required to attend.

Private classes are available upon request for groups of 10 or more at the same cost.

6:00 PM -  9:00 PM
Prepayment is required to attend 
click the "BUY NOW" button to pay your prepayment


David Cunningham - NRA Training Counselor/Chief Range Safety Officer

Liz Cunningham - NRA Handgun Instructor/Range Safety Officer

All classes taught through Stoneridge Tactical have been designed, built, and developed in accordance with the NRA, and NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor training practices and guidelines by Stoneridge Tactical, David Cunningham, and Liz Cunningham, NRA Training Counselor, NRA Instructors, NRA LE Division Instructor, and NLEFIA Advanced Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor.

Prepayment is required to enroll and participate in this class.  If you are committed and have the time, this shouldn't be a problem for you.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the class, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  You should be committed to attending as prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

Please do not make a payment unless you have received an email to do so.

You MUST use the
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to get your names on the roster before you will get that email!
Handgun Orientation 1
Handgun Orientation 2
Handgun Orientation 3
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