Intro to Competitive Shooting

Beginner Firearm Training Course


This new course introduces students to the fun world of competitive shooting sports. Students will become familiar with the various disciplines of competition shooting, then move to the range to run through a basic, but challenging stage. Intro to Competitive Shooting is a three-hour class that combines dry-fire and live-fire drills designed to enhance students’ ability to rapidly and accurately engage targets. After the live-fire portion, the class will have a brief Q&A session with the instructors and scores will be reviewed.

This Competitive Shooting course is suitable for all experience levels – from beginner to expert. These events are meant to be fun and challenging, but they also simulate self-defense scenarios and real-life encounters.

Required Equipment
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pistol in proper working order (to be unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival)
  • Minimum of two magazines
  • Holster (*The holster you choose should be constructed so it retains the firearm correctly during vigorous activities, yet allows you an unimpeded draw. The holster must cover the trigger guard and keep the firearm close to the competitor’s body.)
  • Belt (*The belt must be securely fastened at hip level – it should be stiff enough to hold the holster and magazine pouches in the same position at all times)
  • 50 rounds of quality ammunition
  • A belt-mounted spare magazine carrier is recommended (*Must hold the magazines securely yet allow the competitor unimpeded access.)
Recommended Equipment

A good shooter’s bag will allow you to carry the necessary accessories, ammunition, etc. to the range. It is recommended that it have compartments that will keep items separate. Items that should be included in your range bag include: eye and hearing protection, cleaning equipment, lubricant, spare parts, rag or towel, scoring overlays, and notebook and pen to take notes.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be at least 18 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D.


The required equipment is available for purchase or rent prior to class.

*Lunch, dinner and snacks are available for purchase at the Ammo Box Café inside the Range & Readiness Center.

Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.

Rate – $65

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