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Minimum Number of Students Required Per Class in Order for Class to be Held.


The Arlington Gun Academy Introduction to Pistol Shooting Course is designed to teach students with little to no previous experience, how to responsibly own, operate, maintain and shoot a pistol safely. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn Arlington Gun Academy s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; various shooting positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Arlington Gun Academy Introduction to Pistol Shooting course completion certificate.

Length of Course: 8 hours

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  1. Absolutely   NO  live ammunition in the classroom
  2. All firearms and magazines are to be clear and unloaded before bringing them into the facility.
  3. No alcohol or drug use prior to or during entire class time.
  4. No profane language or racial slurs will be tolerated.
  5. Head cover-cap or hat that will cover the head and the area toward the face (such as a baseball cap)
  6. Footwear shall be of a type that the entire foot is covered
  7. Handguns

    a) Revolvers of at least .32 caliber (no push off on single action will be accepted)

    b) Semi-automatics of at least .9mm caliber

    c) All handguns should be in good repair and have no modification(s) that will make the handgun less safe

    d) Make sure you are familiar with your handgun

    e) Make sure you zero your handgun as there is no time allotted in class for this

    f) No laser sights or optics will be allowed on firearms to complete shooting proficiency


    a) SAAMI Specification (See attached list)

    b) A minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition for each sidearm*

  9. No shorts will be allowed on the pistol range for safety purposes
  10. Wear a shirt with a collar to the range

Arlington Gun Academy reserves the right to refuse to teach any student or participant and/or ask them to leave the classroom at anytime due to a violation of these rules.