Frequently Asked Questions


Don't be afraid to ask questions.  Here are some of the most commonly asked question we face.  We welcome your questions.  Feel free to reach out to us on our contact page.

 01  Do I need to own a gun to take the class?

No.  Gun ownership is not a requirement to take the NRA Basic Pistol Safety course.  If you own a gun you are more than welcome to bring it and use it at the range.  If you do not own a gun, one will be provided for you.  Remember no live ammunition is allowed in the classroom.




 02  What if I've never shot a gun before?

We are here to walk you through the process.  If this is your first time handling a firearm we want to ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. 




 03  Why do guns accidentally go off?

They don't.  Guns by themselves are neither safe or unsafe.  A series of events must take place for a gun to fire.  Accidental discharge is a term used that is more accurately a result of NEGLIGENT discharge(human error.)




 04  What are the requirements for me to get my CCW?

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 05  What is the diffrence between a clip and a magazine?

A "clip" is a bent piece of brass or steel that holds rounds to speed load a military rifle. For the '03 Springfield, 30-06 rounds came in 5 round "stripper clips" that perched up above the open bolt so that 5 rounds could be quickly pushed down into the receiver of the Springfield.

For the M-1 Garand, 30-06 rounds were gripped by a steel clip and sent to the soldiers in bandoleers holding a number of "clips" of ammo. The Garand is loaded by shoving a full clip of ammo down into the receiver. The Garand fires the eight rounds and ejects the now empty clip with the last shot, clearing the receiver to accept another loaded clip of 8 rounds.

A clip does not have an internal spring forcing the rounds up. That is the design of a "magazine".Many modern rifles and all modern semi-auto handguns use "magazines" to reload.

Then there's that other clip that ladies put in their hair...