Classroom instruction followed by a written test and range qualifications
Guns and equipment should be brought in from cars
If your gun is in the DROS process and is being held at The Gun Range, please check it out and bring it into the classroom with both magazines. Arrive early enough so that you are ready for the 1:00 start time.
Ammunition will be stored in an office adjacent to the classroom
If you have not previously shot at The Gun Range, please complete and sign the waiver that you will find on clipboards at the counter. As well, read the rules and sign in the small binder on the counter.
Class includes qualification on one gun; if you are qualifying with 2 or 3 guns, please pay the $10 fee/per gun at the register and show the receipt to the instructor
Prior to class, review the qualification course of fire on the FAQ sheet of The Gun Range web-site
If shooting with a revolver, a speed loader IS REQUIRED in order to meet qualifications standards
Be sure to stop at the tables in the entry area to have the guns checked for being unloaded. If you enter the range with your carry gun loaded and holstered, you will be asked to clear your firearm in the range prior to the start of class. At the end of the course and qualifications, if you wish to carry while leaving the range, be sure to reload and holster while on the range (tell the instructor).
Review the qualification course of fire on the FAQ sheet of The Gun Range web-site
Gun(s) for qualifying
50 rounds ammunition per gun for qualifications
Holster REQUIRED (no older style ‘serpa’ type holsters that have a button to depress when drawing; newer models are acceptable)
In the waistband holster is ok as long as it is secured to a belt
2 Mags required
Pocket carry holsters are not recommended in the qualification process
Secure belt (men and women) or a way for the holster to be secured when drawing
Closed toed shoes
High neck clothing (to keep brass from going down your shirts)
Speed loader (unless you are very adept at loading your magazines)
Speed loader for revolver REQUIRED in order to qualify
Must be knowledgable in all aspects of the handling and functions of your handgun
The range fee is included in the price of the class. First firearm is included, each additional firearm is $10.00 each up to three.
Michael Kennedy - Lead Instructor
Michael is a much sought-after, experienced trainer with a relaxed, practical and enjoyable teaching style. You won't find any 'tough guy' Rambo-style attitude here.
Michael is a Certified Training Counselor with the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA), a certified instructor with the National Rifle Association (NRA), and is a certified California DOJ Instructor.
He holds certifications for the:
USCCA Basic Pistol
NRA First Steps program
NRA Basic Pistol
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home.
What sets Michael apart from so many instructors is his personal commitment to further his own training. Michael takes his development seriously and is a competitive pistol shooter who actively participates in both local and regional IDPA (International Defensive Pistol Association) matches.
He also believes in developing the 'craft' of firearms skills and marksmanship and holds current certifications in many advanced pistol classes, advanced tactical shotgun classes, and advanced carbine classes.
Michael offers classes for all levels, including courses for: