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NRA First Steps Class (Intro to Handguns)

Hello everyone!  This is a NRA training program for new shooters, shooters with experience who desire a refresher on the basics, and anyone who desires to apply for their concealed carry weapons permit. 

The class fee does include a firearm rental. 

The class is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to firearms. This course is four hours long and includes classroom and range time.  You will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling through total participation involvement.  You will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate, and the Florida Concealed Carry application packet. 

*The NRA FIRST Steps exceeds State of Florida requirements for Concealed Weapons Permit* 

This course provides hands-on learning opportunities in the following areas:

Firearm handling and shooting safety 

Firearm parts and their operation 

Ammunition and its function 

Shooting fundamentals 

Live-fire on the range

You are strongly encouraged to bring your ‘unloaded’ handgun and 25-30 rounds of ammunition for this class.  Ammunition can be purchased on the day of the class.

To register, please contact the range directly (813)[masked].

Program fee is $85.00 is due at the time of registration.  Fee includes firearm rental, eye protection, hearing protection, and targets. Please RSVP YES so that I may look forward to seeing you in class!

Shooting Sports is located at:
7811 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33614

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  • Lisa W.

    Hi Tamnah! Will you be having another First Steps Class in Feb? I want to go to ladies nights but I'm a newbie and not comfortable at all with shooting and would like to learn first. My father bought my sister and I the same gun and she says it has a big kick and is hard to load so i might want to try a rental too if I'm not happy with my gun so I can find one I like.

    January 28, 2014

    • Tamnah

      Hi Lisa, We will have another First Steps Class in February. As soon as I can clear a date with the range, I will post the class. Congrats on the gun! Although, they do not always make good gifts. Keep your eye open over the next day or two :)

      January 29, 2014

    • Lisa W.

      OK, thank you!

      January 29, 2014

  • Lisa W.

    Also, do you teach about cleaning our gun too?

    January 28, 2014

    • Tamnah

      You will find the class to be packed with information, and typically we are pushing to wrap up on time. We cover at high level how to clean the gun. Depending on the type of gun, I can show you how to take it apart. As all guns are not created equal, they disassemble a little differently.

      January 29, 2014

  • Veronica

    I'm unfortunately going to be out of town that day, sorry. Will attend the next meet up ;-)

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an audition that night so I can't make it but I will be coming to one soon. I promise. :)

    January 8, 2014

  • AnnaMarie

    I have changed my mind on this class, but I will continue to meet for range time.

    December 26, 2013

    • Tamnah

      No problem at all. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

      December 29, 2013

  • AnnaMarie

    I have a firearm, ear and eye protection and targets is the fee still $85?

    December 19, 2013

    • AnnaMarie

      I will call and ask the range.
      I have my CWP, but I wanted to bring my mom for a refresher. She has never had proper training, just a few range sessions with my brother.
      This may not be something I need.
      I will let you know what they say at the range.

      December 20, 2013

    • Tamnah

      Hi there. Checking in with you on the response from the range. Please keep me posted :)

      December 24, 2013

  • AnnaMarie

    I will be bringing my mother. So there will be two of is.

    1 · December 16, 2013

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