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Sun, Jul 21


USI Concord Gun Range

Pistol Lvl 1 (Men and Women)

The Pistol Level 1 is a beginner level training course designed to learn the basics of handgun operation. No handgun? No problem! We will have pistols available for rent. Try before you buy!

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Pistol Lvl 1 (Men and Women)
Pistol Lvl 1 (Men and Women)

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

USI Concord Gun Range, 4700 Evora Rd, Concord, CA 94520


About the event

Course Overview:

This beginner pistol class is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in firearm safety, basic marksmanship principles, and the knowledge necessary to responsibly and confidently handle a pistol. The course includes both lecture and hands-on practical exercises on the firing range.


  • 4 hours (can be adjusted based on class pace and size)


  1. Introduction to Firearms:Overview of different types of firearms Basic components of a pistol Explanation of common terms and safety features
  2. Firearm Safety:Fundamental rules of firearm safety Safe handling and storage of pistols Understanding and avoiding common firearm accidents
  3. Legal and Ethical Considerations:Overview of local, state, and federal firearm laws Responsibilities of firearm ownership Ethical considerations in firearm use
  4. Basic Marksmanship:Proper grip, stance, and posture Sighting techniques Breath control and trigger squeeze
  5. Ammunition:Types of ammunition Proper storage and handling of ammunition Recognizing and addressing common ammunition issues

Practical Range Exercises

  1. Range Safety Briefing:Overview of range rules and procedures Emergency protocols Proper use of safety equipment (eye and ear protection) Proper range clothing
  2. Exercises:Guided practice with training pistols to reinforce proper handling Introduction to loading and unloading procedures Firing drills to develop basic marksmanship skills
  3. Malfunction Drills:Identifying and addressing common pistol malfunctions Clearing stoppages and jams safely Building confidence in troubleshooting firearm issues
  4. Introduction to Shooting Drills:Controlled and deliberate target shooting from a fixed shooting position Gradual progression to more advanced marksmanship techniques

This course aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills needed for responsible and safe pistol ownership. Successful completion will enable individuals to pursue further training and practice in the realm of firearm use.

If you do not yet own your own handgun we will have pistols available for rent on the day of the event.  Our website host does not allow us to make gun related transactions. If you wish to rent a pistol the day of the event, the cost is an additional $15 and includes the use of a BGOA provided pistol. We will also have  50 round boxes of ammunition available for $30 per box.  Be prepared to shoot at least 100 rounds of ammo during the class.  Please purchase a ticket to the event in advance whether or not you wish to rent a pistol.  

This is a very popular event and space is limited.  Get your tickets now to reserve your spot. Tickets MUST be registered in the name of the person attending.  If you are purchasing multiple tickets, enter the name of the person attending for each ticket.

Event will be held rain or shine and refunds are not available under any circumstances. 

Also, anyone interested in getting their Firearms Saftey Certificate will now be able to do so at the end of the class session!  This means after the class you will be legally ready to pruchase your own firearm!  There is a short test required to recieve your card (don't worry, it's pretty easy).  Cost of the test is $25. 

Lastly, Bay Area BGOA is now an official partner of the USCCA.  This means students will have the opportunity to become USCCA members and recieve self defense liability insurance.  Many of our officers and trainers have had this policy even before our club was a USCCA partner.  If you own a gun it's a good idea to look into this.  We will a USCCA rep on site the day of the event to discuss what they offer. 

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