RFT is no longer offering the Intro to Handguns course.
This is a one day course designed for civilian or LE personnel which focuses on the use of the shotgun in defense of one's home. After a brief refresher on defensive shotgun techniques, this course concentrates on close quarters use of the shotgun including: selection of weapon, selection of shot, house clearing and room clearing procedures, weapon retention, and use of the shotgun as a striking weapon. 90% of the ammunition used in this course will be light target loads. Any gauge shotgun is acceptable, as are hunting or tactical shotguns. The focus is to train the home owner on whatever weapon is available, not just tactical weapons. Handguns are optional as a secondary weapon, so long as the student has been through Basic Handgun.
Rifle with a minimum of 3 magazines and sling
Wrap-around eye protection
Comfortable and durable clothing
500 rounds rifle ammo
250 light target loads (birdshot or skeet loads)
10 rounds Buckshot
10 rounds slug
Handgun with 2 magazines, holster and mag pouch (optional)
Water bottles / Hydration system
Sun Screen / Insect repellent
Introduction to Shotgun. Juvenile students will be admitted at the discretion of the Instructor. All citizens wanting to take this class must possess at the time of their registration a valid concealed weapon carry permit from their state of residence. If your state has no permit, then a letter of reference from your local police chief stating your good intentions and standing under the law will suffice. You are not authorized to receive this training if you have prior felony convictions, history of domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness history.
This course is currently being offered as private only. Contact us for information and scheduling.