A Great Start Shooting School offers classes to fit your basic needs.
All classes will be custom fit for you.
Online scheduling must be a minimum of 24 hours in advance.
If you are looking for a class today, please contact me directly 860-506-7901.
Stay Safe in Your Own Home (Non-Shooting) - This classroom-only program is for anyone who has a firearm in their home but isn't interested in shooting. We will cover safe handling of the firearm, including how to determine if the firearm is loaded and how to unload it. We will be working with dummy ammunition, safe non-firing ammunition, that will allow you to practice the skills you need to work with live ammo. Cost $45 for 1 hour
Intro to gun handling and shooting This is an hour and a half long course that will help you determine if pistols are for you. It teaches you the safety mechanisms, how to load, unload, and handle a gun safely. This class is both classroom and range time. 20 rounds of ammunition and firearm use are included in the price.
NRA Basic Pistol - This class follows a standard curriculum that is required by the State of Connecticut to obtain your pistol permit. It covers basic knowledge of pistols, ammunition types, operation, proper handling and cleaning. We will spend 4-6 hours in the classroom and 2-3 hours on the range. Classes are scheduled for 8 hours. Deluxe and private classes have more flexibility.
Deluxe includes your 8 hours of one on one instruction, Find your perfect gun, and 1 hour private lesson once you have your permit and own gun a $675 value for $350.
Private Private one on one pistol class, 8 hours of instruction, the class will be run according to your needs and schedule, a $520 value for $250
Basic per student for up to four students. You can be added to an existing class or we will create one for you that others can join. $150
Introduction to action shooting sports These sports allow you to shoot and move. They are very fun and are why I practice. Check out some of the information on the web sites to see if this is something you would like to try: IDPA and USPSA. For this class we will be going through simple courses of fire. You need to be comfortable shooting 9mm or larger calibers. You will need an outside the waistband holster for your gun, on the belt magazine pouch, and at least two magazines (3 magazines are better). $65 for an hour. Plan on 100 to 150 rounds of ammunition. Smith&Wesson M&P 9mm Pro is available for rental with holster and magazine pouch provided if needed $20 per session.
Find your perfect gun - This class is for new pistol permit holders or shoppers who want to figure out what their "next" gun will be. 5 rounds of ammo per firearm is included in this "try it before you buy it" course. During the class we will be cataloging what you like and what you don't like about each gun. Guns range from pocket carry guns to full size target guns. Cost $85 1 hour all inclusive ammo and firearms.
Private, Individualized Training - Appropriate for all levels of shooters, we offer one-on-one instruction in 60 minute increments. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you meet your firearms goals.
$65 for 1 hour $95 for 1 1/2 hours. Packages available: 5 lesson package $275 ($50 savings) 10 Lesson package $500 ($150 savings) You have 12 months to take the lessons in your package.
IPDA classifiers offered by appointment. Time 60 minutes. Cost $55 per person. 2 or more $45 per person.