Ladies Only Basic Handgun Clinic


Our two day ladies only basic handgun clinic is designed to provide a safe, relaxed learning environment without the pressure associated with coed classes. Combining elements of our NRA Basic Pistol and our Basic Defensive Handgun Classes, the clinic is designed to take students, from those who have never fired a gun before to those with some experience, to a level of capability and confidence rapidly and enjoyably. Our goal is to have you leave the range at the end of the clinic fully understanding weapons safety and function, and being able to put shots on target where you want them. So wear comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty, come on out and join in the fun. The cost of the clinic is $200.00 per participant. Register Here

What You’ll Learn

On day one you’ll come to the range where we’ll inspect your unloaded, cased handgun for safety and serviceability. Once the inspection is over, we’ll conduct about an hour long open-air classroom session where we’ll cover:

  • The four rules of firearms safety
  • How to safely operate, store, transport, and maintain your firearm
  • How your firearm operates
  • Different types of ammunition and their use
  • Basic marksmanship

How You’ll Learn It

Our clinics are designed to teach you how to use your handgun, so you’ll spend the remainder of the time on the range with your gun in your hand. You’ll start off learning the four basics of marksmanship; how to properly hold your gun, how to align your sights on the target, how to control your breathing so your sights stay on target, and how to squeeze the trigger instead of jerking it. Once you have had the basics explained to you to your satisfaction, you’ll shoot a series of fun drills at short distances so you can take the lessons from theory to practice.

As your abilities improve, you’ll continue to shoot drills, increasing distance, number of shots fired, and more challenging targets.

Day one ends with a review of what was covered, and a question and answer session.

Day two starts with reinforcing the rules of firearm safety and the range rules. Then it’s on to the firing line for a day of shooting.

After shooting a couple of basic drills to refresh yourself on what you learned day one, you’ll start shooting increasingly difficult drills incorporating timed stages, multiple targets, and moving to different firing positions.

The last drill of the day will incorporate everything you learned in the clinic. You’ll be presented with a scenario that you’ll have to problem solve while being graded for time and accuracy.

Day two ends with a review of the course, a question and answer period, and a critique of the course.

Students will be required to bring the following to class:

    • Cased, UNLOADED double action revolver or semiautomatic pistol
    • 250 (two hundred fifty) rounds of ammunition for the handgun that will be used in class
    • Hearing protection, either earplugs or earmuff style
    • Ballistic rated eyewear (Inexpensive and can be found at sporting goods counters)
    • Baseball cap or hat
    • Sunscreen
    • Water
    • Gatorade, Powerade, or other electrolyte replacement drink.
    • Folding chair
    • Lunch and snacks (There are no restaurants nearby)
    • Appropriate clothing for the weather (Range is outdoors, and we shoot regardless of weather, safety permitting)

The classroom and range are not within reasonable driving distance of restaurants. Bring a lunch. Register Here


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Classes are held at the SkipJ Range facility, 605 Murphy Road, Anderson, SC 29626.

Questions? Contact Us.

Need a different class date? Have a special need? We may be able to accommodate you. If you have anywhere from eight to twelve students interested in a class, schedules permitting, we can travel to homes or different ranges and conduct courses on dates convenient for you. Email or call us at (864) 617-4743 for more information.

Any person who has any form of legal impediment from owning, possessing, or being around firearms is not allowed to take part in the class or be present on the range. This includes anyone whose convictions are included in The Lautenberg Amendment, which states: GUN BAN FOR INDIVIDUALS CONVICTED OF A MISDEMEANOR CRIME OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9) Which states: Qualifying Offenses: As enacted the statute defines “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” (MCDV) as any state or federal misdemeanor that – “has, as an element, the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, committed by a current or former spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or by a person similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim.”