GS Custom Firearms Courses – Course Descriptions
Now that you have that new firearm, it is time to learn how to SAFELY use it. All too often, we see people at the range who don’t know how to correctly load, grip, or aim their firearm. They put their target at 30 feet and expect a bulls-eye!
Shooting is an acquired skill. To develop any skill, you need structured training followed by consistent practice. The purpose of training is twofold, teach you a new skill and let you know what you need to practice. Before bad habits get ingrained, take our NRA Certified Basic Pistol course. Shooting is also a perishable skill, meaning that you must continue to practice on a regular basis. In addition, you should take at least one firearms training course per year to weed out any bad habits you may have picked up along the way.
As you review the course descriptions below, please keep the following in mind. Intermediate and Advanced classes are limited to two people. Additionally, pre-qualification may be required and will be determined at the time of class registration. All classed are prepaid to hold your scheduled appointment time.
Basic Pistol Class – CCW License
Learning New Skills
Our NRA certified instructor will train you in our classroom using NRA class materials. Next, you will go to the range for the active part of the course. During this range time, we will focus on safety and make sure that you are comfortable and proficient with the firearm. You will receive a certificate at the successful competition of the course, which satisfies the training required to get a Florida Concealed Weapon License. You will also be provided with the step-by-step process for obtaining your CCW license. We will conduct the course for one-on-one training and for family or groups up to four students. Ammunition, range time, and target are included in the course cost.
Once you have completed the training, the link below will provide you with the detailed documentation and the answers to your questions about the process involved in obtaining a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License:
We conduct all range sessions at the indoor range at Bill Jackson’s.
Intermediate Level – Firearms Coaching For Proficiency
Build On Existing Skills
Follow-up the Basic Pistol Class or your life experience with one-on-one coaching sessions. Even two hours of instruction can make a world of difference in your accuracy. The session will help to optimize every practice session, which will allow you to improve your skills without shooting hundreds of rounds with no improvement. This course is limited to two participants.
Use your preferred firearm, ammo, and you supply the range time. We conduct all range sessions at the indoor range at Bill Jackson’s.
The session will include:
Review of firearms safety, storage, and maintenance procedures. Gun handling habits that are 99% safe are a recipe for disaster.
Observation and coaching on:
- Trigger control
- Sight acquisition
- Sight picture
- Point of aim vs point of impact
- Breathing control
- Follow through
- Speed vs accuracy
Advanced Level – Tactical Skills
Mastery Through Coaching
There are several factors that will help you avoid being a victim. These same factors will serve you well if you decide to get involved in competitive shooting. Situational awareness and quick thinking are skills that can be coached. Among other activities, you will work on shooting drills where you have to balance speed and precision. Once you have a thorough practical working knowledge of the intermediate skills, we will work with you to master a set of tactical skills including:
Observation and coaching on:
- Off-hand shooting
- Single hand shooting – both strong and weak sides
- Shooting from concealment
- Shooting from cover – barriers
- Shooting positions
- Drawing and shooting from containment
- Pocket carry
- During and
- After shooting
- Being prepared
This course is limited to two participants.