The Basics of Firearms Handling

This course is geared towards the first time or firearms curious shooter. While it is discussed during the course, this course is NOT about marksmanship. It is about learning to handle different firearms in a safe manor, shooting "clay pigeons" (orange discs) and putting holes in paper targets. No certificates are issued but you can (if you wish) take home your targets. Please see our Policies page prior to contacting us about courses we offer.



What this course includes;

Introduction to safety on the platform of your choice. Pistol, Rifle, Carbine or Shotgun. How to load and clear a firearm. Safe handling, proper grip; stance; sight picture and sight alignment.

You will get to shoot multiple makes and models of your chosen platform. I've come to find some people pick one firearm and stick with it which is fine too!! As you progress through the range time we will discuss which firearm works for you the best. You will then be able to choose which you've enjoyed shooting the most and concentrate with that particular firearm and introduce a few fun games with different targets and let you enjoy shooting in a safe controlled manor. 

All you need to bring to the range is hearing and eye protection (can be provided but I will need prior notice!) a positive attitude and the willingness to learn. 

This course is a scheduled 2 hours but usually will run longer! 

The rate for this block of instruction is $165 if the shooter is providing their own firearm and ammunition and can be paid at the time the beginning of the course given. If Personal Dynamics will be providing firearms and ammunition the cost of this block of instruction will be $225.00. a NON REFUNDABLE (but applied) $75 of this to be paid in advance to cover the cost of ammunition with the balance to be paid in full at the beginning of the course. Cash or PayPal accepted. Included in these costs are the targets & stands and live fire range fees. Scheduled additional time is available for a rate of $25 per hour but for a first time shooter we've come to find that 2 hours for a first session is just about perfect. While it may seem like a short time you will be given a lot of information to process and longer than 2 hours we feel becomes slightly overwhelming for some. The way the range at Fort Dix Range 14 is run is perfect for this type of class with a cycle of 20m of live fire and 10m of cease fire allowing for all of your questions and concerns to be addressed while not on the "firing line". Please fill out the contact form located on the "About Us" page and lets set up a course. 

Additional student slots or additional platforms are available for this course, contact us for info and pricing on additions!



Platform Development


This course is geared towards the Novice shooter on their specific platform of choice. This course builds on the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to improve your marksmanship with your firearm. We do require that people wishing to take this course have basic knowledge of the pistol they intend to use for this course. While it is not required it is recommended that the shooter use their personally owned firearm or a firearm they have legal access to and can legally posses on the range for the course.  No certificates are issued but you can (if you wish) take home your targets. Please see our Policies page prior to contacting us about courses we offer.

‚ÄčIn this course we will begin to introduce the specifics needed to establish the skills essential to placing accurate hits on target with your platform of choice. Working more on what it is needed to make the rounds go, where you want them to. We will work a lot on your stance and finding what is comfortable for you. Making sure you are breathing properly and creating a firm grip which when all tied together lays the solid foundation vital for a consistent sight picture. 


Whether it be for target shooting, recreational shooting or defensive use we will begin to build on the knowledge you already have and create the skills needed for you to move farther into training and allowing your confidence and abilities to grow. 

The rate for this block of instruction is $150.00 to be paid at the time it is given. Cash or PayPal accepted. Included in this cost are the targets & stands and live fire range fees. Scheduled additional time is available at the rate of an additional $25 per hour. The way the range at Fort Dix Range 14 is run is perfect for this type of class with a cycle of 20m of live fire and 10m of cease fire allowing for all of your questions and concerns to be addressed while not on the "firing line". Feel free to use the contact form located on the "About Us" page to reach out with any additional questions or concerns. 



Additional student slots available for this course but it is limited to a single platform! Contact us for info and pricing on additions!


Please check back soon for more updates!