Handgun Shooting and Safety Class



The Handgun Shooting & Safety Class is an introduction to handgun shooting and will cover the fundamentals of shooting, types of handguns, what to expect at the range, and handgun safety. The class is 3 weeks long and there is no charge for participation. We are open to those that are new and those that want to enhance their education on shooting and safety.

Handgun shooting and safety are serious matters. 4 out of 10 gun owners receive no formal training. A large number of our students over the past 30 years have never shot a gun. Our certified instructors pride themselves in spending significant time ensuring that you are prepared and we have a safe environment for you. Please don’t buy a handgun just to take the class. Handguns are a personal purchase and you will learn about the factors of gun selection for you to make an educated decision. We have loaner handguns available.

We offer 4 classes per year in March, May, August and October. Each class is 3 weeks long which includes both classroom and range time.

Sorry ......The October Handgun Shooting and Safety class is full and we are no longer taking applications for that class.  In November we will start accepting applications for the March 2024 class and we hope you will visit us then and make an application for 2024 classes.  In the meantime, BE SAFE and BE CAREFUL.

To apply fill out the Handgun Safety Class Application (applications temporarily suspended)

For additional information or if you have questions, please email Rex Thigpen at thigpenmail@gmail.com
Rex Thigpen, Chief Range Officer, NRA Handgun Instructor; State of Tennessee Certified Handgun Instructor