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Packages for Range Time 

Packages are good for 12 months from the date of purchase.

10 lesson package (BEST DEAL!) includes 10 hours of private range time - $150 in savings!! $650 value for only $500!

5 lesson package includes 5 hours of private range time - $325 value for only $275!

Services OFFERed

A Great Start Shooting School

Teaching Safety is my aim - One on one Coaching or small group classes - Pistol Permit Class

A Great Start Shooting School offers classes custom fit, just for you.
 
Online scheduling must be a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
If you are looking for a class today, please contact me directly 860-506-7901.

10 Minute Assessment Call - Not sure which class is for you? Let's chat. Schedule a call and we can go over your needs and find the right fit for you.





​GROUP

 Pistol Permit Class - 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. 
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  Group class 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


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


Private Lesson

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 learn how to safely handle a firearm. 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. Cost $85


Introduction to action shooting sports Action shooting 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 or 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 75 to 100 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 the right gun for you- 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 1.5 hours 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 Classic OR 5x5 classifiers offered by appointment. Time 60 minutes.  $40 per person 1st gun, $5 any additional gun(s). Up to 4 people per hour with the 5x5.  2 people per hour with the Classic. 

Private Permit Class Part 1   This is the safety class requirement for the CT permit process. You are scheduling the classroom portion of the class. Once this is done we will schedule the live fire portion. The total time for this class is up to 8 hours. 8 hours @ $250.00

Dryfire Practice etc. Have you have heard about dry fire practice, but you don't know where to start? This is the class for you. We will go over how to dry fire, learn how to decide the best place to do it is, and more. You will leave with a plan on how to get a solid dryfire practice going, 1 hour @ $45.00

Action Shooting Practice- This is a 2 hour group training session. We will start each session with Skill Drills - Draws, single handed shooting, bill drills and the like. All shooters should bring a log book as you will be timed for all skills. We will run one shooter at a time. Everyone will be taping and helping reset. We will using IDPA/USPSA and steel targets.  Cost $40

Become a NRA Instructor - Do you love the shooting sports and want to share your knowledge with others? A few times a year we run an instructor course.  You can find out more by going to the NRA instructor page.



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