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Handgun Classes


Handgun Orientation (4-hour course)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 4-hour hands-on course is designed for new students that want to build a solid foundation with an emphasis on marksmanship. We begin in the classroom with a thorough review of the rules of safe gun handling and storage practices, cover common handgun actions and trigger types, discuss the selection of an appropriate handgun and ammunition and conclude with how to field strip and properly clean and lubricate a handgun. The training then shifts to the range where the student is taught and coached on the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, including:
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Sight Alignment
  • Sight Picture
  • Trigger Control
  • Follow-Through
Class registration includes range fees and targets (eye and ear protection are also available at no additional cost).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
  • Fully-functioning modern, semi-automatic handgun
  • 1 magazine
  • 50 rounds of quality, factory ammunition
  • Appropriate clothing (baseball cap, pants, closed-toe shoes required)
  • Other items (sunscreen, drinks, food, etc.)
Rental guns (including ammunition) are available.

COURSE LENGTH:
4 hours

PREREQUISITES: None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Courses are conducted Ready Shooting Sports, our private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas
  • Schedule subject to minimum number of registrants (per class)
  • Schedule subject to weather

Register Now! See Our Schedule Here


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Multi-Gun Orientation - Defensive Firearms (4-1/2 hour course)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 4-1/2 hour, hands-on course provides students with a practical understanding of the nomenclature, operation and practical use of the three common defensive firearms platforms: semi-automatic handgun, tactical shotgun and AR-15 (M4) carbine. We begin with a thorough review of the rules of gun safety and safe storage practices. We will then discuss and demonstrate the controls and operation of each platform, giving students a hands-on opportunity learn and operate each type of firearm in a controlled environment. After a brief lesson on the fundamentals of marksmanship and a range safety briefing, we'll move to the range for live-fire exercises with each type firearm.

The class is the perfect opportunity to become acquainted with the most contemporary defensive firearms available today.

Class registration includes firearms, ammo, range fees and targets (eye and ear protection are also available at no additional cost).

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None

COURSE LENGTH: 4-1/2 hours

PREREQUISITES: None

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Live-fire exercises are conducted Ready Shooting Sports, our private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas
  • Schedule subject to minimum number of registrants (per class)
  • Schedule subject to weather
  • Must be 18 or older (14 or older with a parent or guardian)
  • Must sign a waiver
  • Actual firearms selection subject to availability but will include three (3) types
  • Other rules may apply

Register Now! See Our Schedule Here


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Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL)

We know you have many choices when it comes to CHL classes. We also know that not all CHL classes are created equally. If you have made the choice to obtain your concealed handgun license, let us provide you with the highest quality CHL instruction available in the State of Texas. Beyond providing you with the information necessary to successfully complete the exam and shooting proficiency, our goal is to ensure you as prepared as possible for the awesome responsibility of carrying and using a concealed handgun.

To understand more about the Texas CHL process or to learn more about our CHL class, click here.

Shooting proficiency test is conducted at our private range in Georgetown, Texas.

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Defensive Handgun Series

Our Defensive Handgun Series is intended to provide students with the practical skills and mindset necessary for the defensive use of a handgun.

The majority of casual handgun shooters, even those with better-than-average marksmanship skills, spend most of their time on the range shooting in ideal conditions, with a gun already in hand, from a stationary position in front of a static, front-facing target, at a cadence that ensures optimal results. A more realistic defensive scenario might be an individual approached by one or more assailants in a secluded, dimly-lit environment, where they must draw their handgun from concealment while on the move and fire two or more shots under stress, within only a few short seconds at moving targets that intend them significant harm.

The need to develop personal protection and defensive readiness skills has become an imperative in today’s society. We see or read examples of this on the news and in print almost every day. Few will argue the difference between basic target shooting and handgun skills that may be required in a realistic encounter involving the defensive use of a handgun. Few people, however, take the time to develop even a basic understanding of the dynamic conditions associated with such an encounter and the skills and mindset likely required to defend themselves with a handgun.

The Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) Program is a positive step toward developing a personal protection plan. The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the laws concerning concealed carry and the use of force in the state of Texas. The CHL shooting test, however, requires only basic handgun proficiency. It is not intended to provide license holders with the skills and mindset required to use a handgun in self-defense. Unfortunately, our research suggests that significantly less than ten (10%) percent of the more than 750,000 CHL holders in the state of Texas ever go on to take any defensive firearms training. We believe this can create a false sense of security and may even put the license holder and their family at a significant disadvantage.

Our Defensive Handgun Series was developed in collaboration with law enforcement professionals and security specialists to be the ideal next step in developing a personal protection plan involving the use of firearms.

The series is offered in three (3) discrete segments to allow students with limited time or resources to schedule shorter half-day classes according to their convenience and budget, while significantly reducing the "information overload" that can occur when attending a typical multi-day training course. With proper practice between classes, students will realize considerable growth and maximize their investment of time and resources.

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Defensive Handgun - Level I (4 Hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The first segment of the Defensive Handgun Series provides students with a foundational understanding of how to plan for their own defense, select and use appropriate equipment, develop situational awareness and the fundamentals of marksmanship.

Students will learn practical defensive gun-handling skills, including drawing from a strong-side holster (or bag) while moving to cover, the concept of point shooting, shooting effective controlled pairs and others. Students will also learn various dry-fire exercises that can be practiced at home or on the range. Live-fire exercises include rapid, close quarter engagements, reloading techniques, basic malfunction clearing, strong and weak side shooting, shooting from different positions and marksmanship at short and medium distances. These exercises, along with other valuable training aids and resources, are documented and provided in the course packets for students to take home. This is an excellent course for students with a Concealed Handgun License or considering one.

AREAS OF FOCUS:
  • Situational Awareness
  • The Defensive Mindset
  • Equipment Selection and Placement
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Drawing From a Holster or Bag
  • The Concept of Point Shooting
  • Shooting Controlled Pairs
  • Shooting From Cover and Concealment
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
  • Fully-functioning modern, semi-automatic handgun or revolver
  • 2 high-capacity (10+ rounds) or 3 low capacity magazines (minimum),
    or 4 quality speed loaders
  • Quality outside-the-waistband holster and magazine carrier(s)
  • Gun rag and lubrication for your pistol
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is highly recommended)
  • Appropriate clothing (baseball cap, pants, closed-toe shoes required)
  • At least 150 rounds of quality factory ammunition (no reloads)
  • Other items (sunscreen, drinks, food, etc.)
Equipment Rental Packages Available (Click here for more information)

COURSE LENGTH: 4 hours

PREREQUISITES: Handgun Orientation or a waiver from Ready Learning Academy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Courses are conducted Ready Shooting Sports, our private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Schedule subject to minimum number of registrants (per class)
  • Schedule subject to weather

LADIES: We are pleased to offer Ladies Only classes for the Defensive Handgun - Level 1 class. Check our schedule for available dates.

Register Now! See Our Schedule Here



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Defensive Handgun - Level II (4 Hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The second segment of the Defensive Handgun Series continues to build on the skills and concepts learned in the first with additional defensive skills development. Students will gain an understanding of the physical, mental and emotional preparedness needed to pull the trigger in a deadly force encounter. They will also learn how to create their own defensive plan including how to conduct a home or business security survey. Additional dry-fire and live-fire exercises will be performed including close quarter engagement, engaging multiple targets from multiple directions and advanced malfunction clearing.

AREAS OF FOCUS:
  • Your “Defensive Plan”
  • Effective Ammunition Management
  • Drawing From Concealment
  • Use of Cover and Concealment
  • Basic Search Techniques
  • Shooting from Unconventional Firing Positions
  • Shooting Unsupported With Different Hands
  • Advanced Malfunction Clearing
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
  • Fully-functioning modern, semi-automatic handgun or revolver
  • 2 high-capacity (10+ rounds) or 3 low capacity magazines (minimum),
    or 4 quality speed loaders
  • Quality outside-the-waistband holster and magazine carrier(s)
  • Gun rag and lubrication for your pistol
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is highly recommended)
  • Appropriate clothing (baseball cap, pants, closed-toe shoes required)
  • At least 220 rounds of quality factory ammunition (no reloads)
  • Other items (sunscreen, drinks, food, etc.)
Equipment Rental Packages Available (Click here for more information)

COURSE LENGTH: 4 hours

PREREQUISITES: Defensive Handgun - Level I (from Ready Learning Academy)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Courses are conducted Ready Shooting Sports, our private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Schedule subject to minimum number of registrants (per class)
  • Schedule subject to weather
Register Now! See Our Schedule Here



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Defensive Handgun - Level III (5 Hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The third segment of the Defensive Handgun Series continues to build on the skills and concepts learned in previous classes. It will provide students with practical insights to maximize training and preparedness potential including technical considerations for equipment selection, advanced techniques for searching and shooting on the move (not being a stationary target) and the essential understanding muscle memory and how stress affects performance. Live-fire exercises include engaging multiple targets while drawing from concealment, shooting on the move and from cover or concealment, speed and accuracy, shooting under stress, commentary shooting and shooting from unconventional positions.

AREAS OF FOCUS:
  • Developing a Training and Preparedness Plan
  • Advanced Reloading Concepts
  • Engaging Targets At Different Distances: Tactical Priority
  • Engaging in Different Directions
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Approaching, Using and Backing Away From Cover
  • Engaging Targets From Seated, Kneeling and Prone Positions
  • Tactical Malfunction Clearance
  • The "Grinder": Stress Shooting Test
EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
  • Fully-functioning modern, semi-automatic handgun or revolver
  • 2 high-capacity (10+ rounds) or 3 low capacity magazines (minimum),
    or 4 quality speed loaders
  • Quality outside-the-waistband holster and magazine carrier(s)
  • Gun rag and lubrication for your pistol
  • Eye and ear protection (electronic hearing protection is highly recommended)
  • Appropriate clothing (baseball cap, pants, closed-toe shoes required)
  • At least 250 rounds of quality factory ammunition (no reloads)
  • Other items (sunscreen, drinks, food, etc.)
Equipment Rental Packages Available (Click here for more information)

COURSE LENGTH: 5 hours

PREREQUISITES: Defensive Handgun - Level II (from Ready Learning Academy)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Courses are conducted Ready Shooting Sports, our private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Schedule subject to minimum number of registrants (per class)
  • Schedule subject to weather
Register Now! See Our Schedule Here


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Handgun Orientation Class Equipment Rental Package (Optional)

Selecting a handgun for personal defense is an important step. If you are still working through that decision, you can rent the required equipment for our Defensive Handgun Series Classes from Ready Learning Academy. The rental package includes the following equipment and supplies:
  • 9mm semi-automatic handgun (ambidextrous safety and magazine release)
  • 1 high-capacity magazines
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Add to shopping cart when registering for each full-day class
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Defensive Handgun Series Equipment Rental Package (Optional)

Selecting a handgun for personal defense is an important step. If you are still working through that decision, you can rent the required equipment for our Defensive Handgun Series Classes from Ready Learning Academy. The rental package includes the following equipment and supplies:
  • 9mm semi-automatic handgun (ambidextrous safety and magazine release)
  • 3 high-capacity magazines
  • Top quality competition strong-side holster - outside the waist (available for left and right side)
  • 200 rounds of ammunition
  • Quality magazine carrier (double-mag)
  • Training gun belt (various sizes)
  • Gun rag and lubrication
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Range bag to hold all equipment, supplies & ammunition
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
  • Equipment rental is required for each Defensive Handgun Series class
  • Add to shopping cart when registering for each full-day class