Intro to Handgun

Beginner Firearm Training Course


Student Testimonials

  • "The Intro to Handgun course FAR EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS. I'm an Army Vet that just wanted a little formal handgun training for myself and 14 year old son and this course did that and then some. I watched a young lady (maybe 15) go from jumping out of her skin upon hearing the first gunshot to confidently hitting her target repeatedly within a matter of 20 minutes... AWESOME! [...]"

    Jordan C. Student
  • "Took the Intro to Handgun Class with a friend yesterday. It was a great overall introduction to handguns and very informative about firearm safety/handling. Jon was the instructor and he did a great job balancing the different levels of participants within the class. He was very attentive out on the range, ensuring that everyone was safe, shooting well and having fun! Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for an intro class."

    Brigid D. Student
  • "The Intro to Handgun class was very informative helpful. My girlfriend also took it as she's never fired a handgun before. Instructor Lynn Pozehl was very professional and helped the participants learn and live fire in a safe environment. Looking forward to taking more advanced handgun classes in the future."

    Scott K. Student

This course introduces new shooters to safe use, storage, and operation of a handgun. The Intro to Handgun class consists of lecture, demonstration, dry-fire practice, and a brief live-fire session. Students will learn about different types of pistols and ammunition, weapon maintenance, misfires, the fundamentals of marksmanship, and more.

88 Tactical recruits and retains the industry’s most experienced instructor cadre from the special operations military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue – many of whom continue to serve today. Our instructors will answer all the questions a new shooter may have and will suggest equipment that will make your shooting experience more enjoyable.

Equipment Requirements
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Pistol or revolver in proper working order (to be unloaded and stored in case prior to arrival)
  • 50 rounds of quality ammunition
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. This is a great way to try a handgun before you purchase.

*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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