Women's Introduction to Handguns and FireArms Safety Training (FAST)

The FAST program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for women who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

  • Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
  • Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
  • Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
  • Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition.
  • On the second night, participants will:
  • Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
  • Practice target shooting and tactical exercises using a police firearms simulator;
  • Learn about the care and cleaning of a pistol;
  • Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night.

This course is open to women over the age of 18. Girls 13-17 years of age may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. (If you have already purchased a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you. If you do not own a gun, one will be provided for you.)

Cost: $79.00

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