Bayprofs NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Class
During the class you will be exposed to the safe and fun operation of firearms in general and handguns specifically. You will be taught, and we will demonstrate, the safety rules in handling firearms. You will have many opportunities throughout the day to show your grasp of these rules.
Your class will begin at 10:00 AM and continue until about 8:00 PM. We will take short breaks, of approximately 10 minutes, throughout the day, for you to relax, give you additional time handle the firearms you are learning about, and ask additional questions, whether or not related to the subjects under instruction.
When you arrive at the Coyote Point Recreation Area, there will be a park ranger by the main gate. Please inform the ranger that you are attending a class at the shooting range. You are not required to pay for parking if attending the course. The shooting range is the second left after the main entrance. Please do not park in a space reserved for an individual officer.
Please arrive at least 1/2 hour prior to the start of class so you can figure out parking an to ensure you are in the classroom ready to start by 10:00AM.
We will take a one-hour break for lunch at about 1:00 PM. Please bring a sack lunch. Due to traffic and general location it will be very stressful to try to go offsite for lunch. We will not take a specific dinner break so bring some snacks to keep your energy up, or alternatively, save some of your lunch. There will be water bottles provided, but please bring any snacks you might need.
Later in the day there will be a on-site range session for you to use all the skills and knowledge you will have learned in the class, while shooting at paper targets. We will provide the firearms, ammunition, targets, and safety equipment you will need.
Some of the firearms you will shoot will eject the cartridge that was just fired, during the reloading cycle. We recommend that you bring a brimmed hat (baseball style), a shirt or jacket that buttons or zips to the neck, and closed toed shoes (sneakers are OK).
Dress for outside temperatures on the day of class. The shooting range bays are the same temperature inside the building as the outside air. It can get quite cold or hot inside depending on the weather.
We provide all the firearms necessary for the class and range session, however you may bring your own personally owned firearm to class if you have questions about it. Please let us know at check-in if you have a firearm. We would like the opportunity to examine the firearm, and we will store it at the front of the classroom during the lecture portion of the class. We will not be shooting any non-Bayprofs owned firearms during this class.
Please do not bring ammunition to the class. We provide all the ammunition required for the class. In addition, for safety reasons, we do not allow live ammunition in the classroom. We use non-live training cartridges in the classroom to demonstrate those skills requiring ammunition.
At the completion of the Basic Pistol class we will conduct a California Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC) class for those persons desiring to own a firearm. In California you must have an FSC (purchase permit) before you will be approved to purchase a firearm. The FSC requires an additional State fee of $25. If you are interested in taking the FSC, you can purchase a that during the online check out. They are also available during the class for the same price.
You are not required to take the FSC with us. You may take the test from any facility that offers it, at any time. However, our students generally pass the FSC with a score of 100%, due to the information they learned in our class.
Bayprofs also provides Chuck Michel’s book, California Gun Laws, included in the price of the course ($29.95 on Amazon.com). This book is an excellent reference on the confusing CA gun laws.
We offer a quantity discount for groups of 3 or more! Please purchase a FSC ticket for each person in your group that needs one.
In the Basic Pistol class you will be handling and shooting a variety of firearms. Both State and Federal law make it unlawful for certain persons to own and/or possess (including handle) any firearm. These restrictions are many and constantly changing. BayProfs, Inc. is not a law firm. We cannot advise you as to your specific eligibility to handle the firearms in our classes. Please confirm your eligibility to handle firearms before signing up for class. .
This class is only open to those 21 years of age and older per California AB 2571 (2022).
If you choose to bring your own firearm to class, then your gun must be transported unloaded and empty, in a locked case, not accessible to the driver or passengers while driving. This is to comply with the California State Penal Code. Do not transport loaded magazines or ammunition in the same case with the handgun. Put the ammunition in a separate container.
Please contact us via email to bayprofs -at- bayprofs -dot- org before buying your tickets if you have questions about this section.
You can also sign up by mail and personal check with no eventbright fees. Contact us for details.