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Regular price $159.00 USD
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 ($55 Admin fee included in class fee)
Welcome to Intro to Marksmanship & Maintenance also known as GUN 101! All are welcome to take this basic firearms course, designed to make you as safe and effective as possible. This is a great class to take either before or after taking a Concealed Carry/Concealed Handgun Permit class or for individuals purchasing their first handgun. Training includes both classroom and live fire shooting. This block of instruction covers best practices for safely handling semi-automatic handguns, loading and unloading as safely as possible, common malfunctions and how to fix them, gun cleaning/maintenance, and further relates this information to the mechanics of the firearm. I tie the information I teach to my experience as a firearms instructor, as a former member of the special operations community, an Expert Witness for firearms cases, and as a gun range owner/operator.

This class includes 50-100 rounds of live fire, depending on the pace of the student.


  • Anyone seeking an excellent refresher on the basics of shooting and firearms handling
  • Anyone intending to or who has purchased their first pistol or revolver
  • Any handgun owner considering carry for self-defense/personal protection
  • Anyone with a desire to learn more, this is an open discussion and there are many common misunderstandings concerning the functions of firearms!
  • Anyone with a strong interest in handgun safety
  • Anyone seeking a relaxed yet informative learning environment


  • Firearms safety rules and redundant loading/unloading procedures
  • Mechanics of operation of semi-automatic pistols
  • Basics of cleaning and maintenance
  • Fundamentals of marksmanship and live fire
  • Advice is based on personal experience only, instructor is not an attorney


  • Please bring firearm in a case or holster (unloaded) *rentals available upon request, but must purchase ammo at range facility
  • Handguns should be (subcompact or larger if possible, no pocket pistols). Rentals are available and if in doubt, please message and ask! 970-97AARON
  • Please keep ammunition, stored separately from the firearm and magazines
  • 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye protection and hearing protection (electronic hearing protection is preferred, standard eye and ear protection available on site
  • Note taking material
  • Snacks or lunch, feel free to eat during class but please refrain from bringing open-top containers, no food or drink allowed in the live fire range 
  • Driver’s license or form of government ID
  • Pants, closed toe shoes, and clothing that covers from the collar bones to waistline for safety reasons
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Cancellations must be made in writing to or by phone via text at (970)97AARON

Student substitutions can be made at any time.

Cancellations received more than 72 hours prior to the class –  students will be eligible for a full refund or may transfer (moving the participant(s) to another class within a three-month period).

Cancellations received within the 24 to 72-hour window prior to the class – students will not be eligible for a refund, but will be eligible for a one-time class transfer (moving the participant(s) to another class within a three-month period), for a $25 rescheduling fee.

Cancellations received less than 24 hours prior to the class or failure to attend the class -students will not receive a refund, nor will they be eligible for a class transfer.  This unfortunately includes weather-related, last-minute cancellations.

Students should understand that instructors and range time are reserved predicated upon class participation. Aaron Forum
LLC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes at any time.  If classes are canceled or rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  If a class is canceled, you will be notified via the email address you provided during registration. Please make sure we have up to date contact information prior to attending the course.  Aaron Forum LLC is not responsible for any travel fees or expenses incurred related to your registration if a class is cancelled.