Brandon Gun School offers male and female instructors for shooting at the range.
Whether you are into revolvers or semi-automatic handguns, we can teach you how to accurately shoot your choice. This class is great for beginners to learn how to fire a gun the right way, as well as experienced shooters. If you are new to firearms, we will bring the necessary guns to instruct you on how to fire a gun. We usually bring 3-4 guns and use around 300 rounds of ammunition. If you are a seasoned shooter and have your own gun, you may bring your own gun and your own ammo. There is always room for improvement with anyone. We can provide you with eye and ear protection, or you can bring your own if you have them.
You do need an introduction to guns before we take you to the range. This means knowing safety, components and terminology. If you are not familiar with these things beforehand, we are wasting time at the range and time at the range means money. If you do not have an understanding of nomenclature, I suggest you take the one-on-one, one hour Safe Gun Handling class. This will familiarize you enough to be able to understand what the instructor is telling you to do.
Range Class Contents
The range class goes over:
- Safety – Safety is the first topic we talk about with any of our classes. After you have a good understanding of always keeping your gun pointed down range and your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot, then we can go into learning how to fire a gun.
- Stance – Stance is vital to shooting. There are 2 types of stances, the Weaver stance and the Isosceles stance. Together we will figure out which is right for you.
- Grip – Grip is also as important. You have to be able to hold the gun without being limp-wristed, know how much pressure to use and where to place your fingers on a gun. If you are right handed, most of the work with the grip is done with your left hand. If you are left handed, most of the work is done with the right hand. We have instructors that know how to shoot left or right handed.
- Trigger Control – We will teach you how to properly pull the trigger of the gun, rearward not laterally. Many students start out with to much finger on the trigger. By the time the trigger is pulled all the way back, the finger has been curved to the first joint. The trigger needs to be pulled slowly back and keep your sights aligned.
- Breath Control – Controlling your breathing is another important aspect to shooting accurately. We will teach you how to properly breathe while you are taking your shot.
- Sight Alignment / Sight Picture – Learning to shoot with both eyes open would be great if we could all do that, but that is not always the case. We will show you how to tell which eye is your dominant one. The dominant eye is used with the front sight to properly acquire your sight picture. This will make you more accurate and your bullet groups on the target will be tighter.
- Follow Through – We will also teach you how to control recoil so you can have great follow through and take your second shot much faster.
- Loading and Unloading Firearms
Class Cost and Length
Cost: approximately $50 per hour plus ammo, range fee. Call for details.
Length: at least Two Hours
To sign up for any class or for any questions, call Terri at (813) 210-0929 or email me at Terri@BrandonGunSchool.com
Types of Handguns
Revolvers are one of the oldest type of handgun still in use today. When you say old revolvers, everyone immediately thinks Colt.
The Colt legend dates to 1836, when the United States Government issued Sam Colt a patent for the world’s first commercially viable revolving cylinder firearm. Since that time, no firearm has been more intimately associated with the Colt name and story than the revolver. From Sam Colt’s original revolver, to the Walker Colt made famous during the Mexican War, to the 1873 Single Action Army®, to the modern day classic Colt Python®, Colt has defined the standard of excellence that others strive to match. No Colt revolver has earned greater acclaim than the 1873 Single Action Army revolving cylinder firearm (SAA). SAA owners have included the most famous and infamous of America’s frontier past: Theodore Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wyatt Earp, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, and countless others who, with the support of Colt revolvers, created the American West of history and legend.
If you are lucky enough to be handed down a Colt revolver, do a little research on the gun. You might be pleasantly surprised at it’s value. If you don’t want it, PLEASE give me the opportunity to buy it from you!
Semi-automatic pistols gained popularity with the invention of the magazine. Most of the gun enthusiasts were shying away from the single shot pistol until the use of holding multiple cartridges came around.
Semi-automatic pistols use some of the energy generated by a fired cartridge to automatically extract the fired cartridge case, cock the pistol and insert a new cartridge into the firing chamber. The user needs to pull the trigger each time to fire a new bullet.
Most semi-automatic pistols use either blowback action or recoil action, as these are more suited for smaller weapons. However, there are a few larger pistol models, such as the Desert Eagle, that use the gas operated action.
All semi-automatic pistols come with a magazine to hold multiple cartridges. In semi-automatic pistols, the magazine is located inside the handgrip. This part of the gun is called the magazine well. The magazine has a spring and follower inside it and cartridges are loaded by pushing against this spring pressure and raising the follower.
The Ruger SR9C (pictured) is probably the most accurate gun I have ever fired. Perfectly sized for comfort and controllable. Some of it’s features include:
- Unique reversible backstrap (flat or arched) that allows shooters to quickly customize the size and feel of the grip, without the use of separate inserts or special tools.
- Integral accessory mounting rail provides space for mounting lights, lasers and other tactical accessories.
- Dovetailed, high-visibility 3-dot sight system features a raked-forward front sight for easy removal from the holster and an adjustable rear sight.
- High-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.
- Manual safety and D-shaped magazine release are easy to reach and actuate and appeal to both left- and right-handed shooters.
- Additional front slide serrations provide a sure grip.
- Accepts most full-sized SR9® accessories and all full-sized SR9® magazines
- One 17 round magazine and one 10 round magazine
- Loaded chamber indicator
- Magazine loader