Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

Qualify for Your Concealed Weapons Permit

Now Is The Time

The Basics of Pistol Shooting (BOPS) course is the most in depth and hands on introductory firearms class taught anywhere in the United States.

There’s no better time to learn how to protect yourself than now. Remember, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

This course exceeds the State of Florida’s training requirements for your concealed carry license.

How is this course different than the cheap classes offered by the shop down the road?

Glad you asked.

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It’s All in the Quality

We’re not here to waste your time.

So here’s the bottom line.

If all you care about is a certificate with your name on it, go ahead and call up your local pawn shop and see when their next class is.

It’s not economically feasible to run such cheap classes without shoving as many people into the class as possible. The more students, the less time the instructor will have to spend with you.

And we’re not about that.

We are all about quality over quantity.

So if you want top notch firearms training, and if you want to learn all about how firearms work, how to safely handle firearms, and how to effectively shoot firearms, we’d love to have you on board.

What to Expect

The BOPS course is an objective based course. The exact length of the course will depend on how long it takes to get through all of the objectives. A good ballpark estimate is 8 hours, give or take (that’s over twice as long as the cheap classes).

You will learn the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The class is made up of two parts: classroom instruction, and time out on the firing range.

Part 1 – The Classroom

Part 1 of the course is an academic classroom portion where you will learn:

  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualifications
  • Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

IMPORTANT: DO NOT BRING ANY LIVE AMMUNITION INTO THE CLASSROOM. THIS IS AN NRA RULE AND MUST BE FOLLOWED.

Part 2 – The Range

This is the fun part.

This is where you get to show off everything you learned in Part 1.

You will shoot at least 100 rounds (that’s about 90 rounds more than the cheap classes we talked about) at real targets. You’ll also learn how to score those targets.

At the end of the course you will shoot the NRA qualification course and achieve a qualification of red or better.

What to Bring

Once you’re all signed up and ready to go, it’s time to gather everything together that you’ll need for the class.

What's Required

Here is what’s required. If you need help finding anything contact us at least one week prior to class and we will be glad to help you.

  • 100 rounds of factory loaded .22 LR ammunition (reloads are not permitted)
  • Wrap-around eye protection (safety glasses)
  • Hearing protection (ear muffs or ear plugs)
  • Full coverage shirts and shoes (no low cut shirts, tank tops, flip flops or sandals will be allowed on the range)
  • State issued ID card or driver’s license
  • NRA membership card (if currently a member)
  • Sharpie marker
  • Pen and pencil
  • Notepad

IMPORTANT: DO NOT BRING ANY LIVE AMMUNITION INTO THE CLASSROOM. THIS IS AN NRA RULE AND MUST BE FOLLOWED.

What's Recommended

These items are not required, but are recommended.

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat

By registering for a concealed weapons permit class you acknowledge you meet all of the eligibility requirements.