This course of instruction is the second of three fundamental handgun training classes. SGC strongly recommends the Beginning Pistol (or equivalent) before applying to attend this course.  The student MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire, and unload a handgun.

4-hour course


150 rounds


Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.


Beginning Pistol or past experience approved by the Instructor

Course Outline:

Selecting the right pistol
Selecting the right holster and magazine holders.
Shooting basics – implementing the proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, trigger control, and follow through
Drawing the pistol from the holster, proper alignment to the target and safe recovery back to the holster
Combat and Tactical loading and unloading techniques
Static shooting positions
Cleaning and maintenance

Required Equipment:

Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only.
No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.
3 magazines minimum
Magazine pouch
Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster
Wear long pants with pockets and belt loops, a sturdy 1.5″ belt, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neckline)
Protective eyewear
Active noise reduction hearing protection preferred
Optional, loading devices


Estimated round count: 150 rounds pistol
No steel jacket or reload ammo allowed
Ammunition is available for purchase from the Sacramento Gun Club

Fee: $150

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