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Basic Handgun Safety

BASIC HANDGUN AND SAFETY CLASS

 

Feelings of intimidation re: learning to shoot are not unusual.  Rest assured that by going through a Basic Handgun and Safety Class and gaining all the knowledge and training this class offers will sweep away virtually all fears and concerns regarding learning to shoot.  Getting started in shooting creates "getting-started jitters."  New shooters have a concern about instruction--fearing that they'll look incompetent in front of other shooters.  I, as your instructor, want you, the student, to be as comfortable and at ease as possible.  I applaud new shooters.  My view is that if you are seeking instruction, you are wise...and soon you will be competent. There are no stupid questions in a class where the student is seeking training and follows the rules of preparation and safety. 

 

I view the new student, the inexperienced shooter, as an eventual competent shooter.  The new student, with my encouragement, will view herself/himself the same--eventually competent and skilled.  So, if you are new to shooting, I encourage you to be gentle and patient with yourself.  Have reasonable expectations of yourself.  You will know how to shoot your firearm by the time your class has dismissed.

 

Learning to shoot is not lifesaving combat.  So, there really isn't much to stress about.  I invite you to come to the class with a student mindset.  You do not have to be perfect! You are there to learn how to shoot safely, to learn to use your firearm.  And to be willing to be a beginner. 

 

The Basic Handgun and Safety Class is the best way to begin.  The Basic Handgun and Safety Class is  $150 per person (cash, check or money-order made out to Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club) for the 6 – 7  hour class.  The Basic Handgun and Safety Class is a class for the individual who is brand new to shooting or has had little shooting experience.  It is also a good class for someone who has some experience but who has not shot in some time.  It is the class for one who desires to learn the basic skills of shooting.  This group class is approximately 6 - 7 hours and covers all the fundamentals which include introduction to gun safety, education on semi-autos and revolvers, what you need to know regarding ammunition, how to load and unload your firearm safely, aiming, sight alignment, breath control, stance, grip, gun malfunctions, and if we have enough time, we’ll cover gun cleaning and various holsters on today’s market.

 

 The first few hours of the Basic Handgun and Safety Class are class time.  The last hour to hour and a half of the class will be shooting on the range.  We take approximately 5 minute breaks about every hour and we take a short lunch break. You are welcome to bring a lunch, snacks and beverages to enjoy during class. We have a full kitchen complete with a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator for your use. 

 

After you take the Basic Handgun and Safety Class, I HIGHLY recommend the OK HANDGUN PERMIT Class, which I teach (also referred to as just the SDA Class), so you will understand and know the law regarding your right to own and/or carry a firearm.

 

The classes are held at the TRCGC Indoor Range.  We have a very comfortable classroom and a terrific gun range.  This said, the range (where we do the shooting), itself, is cold in winter (though “winter” is a relative term these days) and hot in the summer so dress accordingly.  Please know that neither open-toed shoes nor low cut blouses are conducive to shooting as the brass flies when shooting and that brass is hot when ejected.  We encourage ball caps to keep the brass off your face. 


 

For the Basic Handgun &Safety Class you will need:

Your firearm (We do not permit students to bring the SCCY gun to our classes.  Inform me, your instructor, what firearm you plan to bring to class.)

50 rounds of factory ammunition (no reloads)

A ball cap

Ear plugs and ear muffs & eye protection (if you wear glasses, those will do)

Your drinks and snacks.  You can bring your lunch. 

$150 for the Basic Handgun and Safety Class-payable by cash or check--made out to Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club. 

If you’d like to purchase a Basic Handgun and Safety text book to take home, they are $20 cash. You are NOT required to purchase one, but I recommend it as it contains everything we will cover in class.

 

RANGE LOCATION:  The Indoor Range is located at 1115 South Zunis, Tulsa.  This is just west of Lewis and just south of 11th Street.  The building is red brick (sits on the east side of Zunis) with a white “skirt” around it.  Please note that THERE IS NO SIGN identifying our building.  Pull up into the drive (on north side of building) and park in the back on the gravel lot.  You’ll see a back door to the rear of the building.  Just knock or call my cell phone (918.724.6544) if the door is locked.  DO NOT BRING YOUR GUN OR AMMUNITION INTO THE CLASSROOM UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO!  If you find that you cannot make the class, please, please let me know in advance if possible. 

                   

Please contact me with your questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.  

Enthusiastically, 

Sherry

918.724.6544

Sherry.redcastle@gmail.com

strongwomenstaysafe@gmail.com


 

FYI:  If you are shopping for a firearm best suited for YOU, I highly recommend the following persons to consult: (Tell them I sent you.)

 

Robert at Woodland Sports, 90th and Sheridan

 

Ron at the 41st Street Academy.  Ron works the gun counter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Renee at Sooner Guns, 56th and Mingo (closed Sundays and Mondays)

 

Cody, at SCI in Bixby and Catoosa (near the Hardrock Casino).

 

Robert, Ron and Renee’ are all members of Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club.

Private Lessons

PRIVATE LESSON

 

I offer private, one-on-one instruction to provide the best possible learning experience for the new and experienced shooter alike. If you are completely new to operating a firearm or you are looking to improve your skills, private instruction is a great way to build confidence and good shooting habits that you may take with you wherever you continue your self-defense development!.

Instruction is $75 per hour. I will do my best to discuss over the phone the skills which you are wanting to develop so that we may make the best use of your time and mine.

RANGE LOCATION:  The Indoor Range is located at 1115 South Zunis, Tulsa.  This is just west of Lewis and just south of 11th Street.  The building is red brick (sits on the east side of Zunis) with a white “skirt” around it.  Please note that THERE IS NO SIGN identifying our building.  Pull up into the drive (on north side of building) and park in the back on the gravel lot.  You’ll see a back door to the rear of the building.  Just knock or call my cell phone (918.724.6544) if the door is locked.  DO NOT BRING YOUR GUN OR AMMUNITION INTO THE CLASSROOM UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO!  If you find that you cannot make the class, please, please let me know in advance if possible. 

                   

Please contact me with your questions or concerns. I look forward to working with you.  

Enthusiastically, 

Sherry

918.724.6544

Sherry.redcastle@gmail.com

strongwomenstaysafe@gmail.com


 

FYI:  If you are shopping for a firearm best suited for YOU, I highly recommend the following persons to consult: (Tell them I sent you.)

Renee at Sooner Guns, 56th and Mingo (closed Sundays and Mondays)

 

Cody, at SCI in Bixby and Catoosa (near the Hardrock Casino).

 

Robert, Ron and Renee’ are all members of Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club.

Advanced Courses

BASICS OF PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME

(For women only)

7 - hour course $150

This course, for women only, builds on the skills learned in the Basic Handgun and Safety Course.  To take the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home, the student must know how to load, shoot, and unload their own firearm safely. 

This course will help you in learning the best strategies and tactics for defending yourself, your home, and family from home burglaries and invasions.  

On the range, you will shoot approximately 50 rounds. 

Class size is limited to 8 students.  

Instructors Sherry Strong and Joe Hancock


BEYOND THE BASICS – IN DEFENSE OF THE HOME AND OUTSIDE THE HOME

7 – hour course $150

This course builds on the skills learned in the Basic Handgun and Safety Course.  To take the BEYOND THE BASICS course, the student must know how to load, shoot and unload their own firearm safely.

Now that you know your firearm and how to shoot it safely, this course covers defensive mindset, tactics and techniques of defense.  You’ll view videos of real life situations and we’ll, together, analyze the outcomes. 

On the range, you’ll shoot approximately 75 rounds and we’ll put you through some simple drills in order to increase your accuracy and speed. 

Class size is limited to 8 students.

Instructors Sherry Strong and Joe Hancock

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