Next Class: TBD.

While this class is normally held in Swansboro, NC just 15 miles east of Jacksonville, or 8 miles from MCB Camp LeJeune’s Piney Green Gate, we sometimes teach this class at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Jacksonville. This location has an indoor classroom and an indoor range.

*Persons who attend this class first will later be afforded a discount when they attend one of our Concealed Carry-Handgun (CCH) courses.

This is the perfect gift for both new and returning pistol shooters!

Our NRA certified instructors provide formal hands-on training for the safe handling and proper orientation to handguns. This course is generally four hours in length, and includes professional instruction and live-fire range time learning to safely handle and shoot a handgun in a relaxed setting on a range.

Handgun ownership is NOT required. If you don’t yet own a handgun, you may rent* one of ours.

Participants benefit from formal instruction learning the following:
  • NRA’s rules for safe gun handling
  • Pistol parts and operation
  • Basics of ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Pistol Cleaning basics
  • Continued opportunities for skill development.

See the drop-down menu on the right for class dates and locations.

Please Note, this class will be limited to the first twelve registered students.

If you have a group of eight or more persons, we can schedule a course on a day of your choosing.

*Included in the pistol rental cost for this class is 50 rounds of ammunition for the handgun rented. At most of our training events you may rent a Smith and Wesson M&P22 for just $15, or a Glock 9mm for just $25. First time shooters and those seeking to perfect the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship are highly encouraged to bring or rent a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. For this class, we do not recommend bringing any pistol other than one of standard size. The use of super-compacts and oversized large caliber handguns is discouraged. CCH discount cannot be combined with any other discounted prices or offers. Pistol rental prices may be different for those events held in cooperation with the Sportsman’s Lodge in Jacksonville. During classes held at Sportsman’s Lodge in Jacksonville, students will be able to choose a rental pistol from Sportsman’s Lodge’s inventory of rental pistols and will be able to rent directly from them versus from Patriot Training.