Handgun Fundamentals – Craig, CO

Date(s) - 10/01/2022

Bears Ears Sportsman's Club

Handgun Fundamentals is perfect for the brand new or novice handgun user who wants to grow, ability, confidence and skill in their handling, use, and shooting a handgun safely and accurately.

It is ALSO excellent for the veteran handgun user who wants to revisit the fundamental to increase and fine-tune their skills, as the fundamentals are foundational to all good shooting. Even if you see yourself as a good shooter, you will absolutely will learn in this class and it will change some or much of how you handle and shoot, causing guaranteed improvements that will surprise you.

We’ll start at 9 am at the Bears Ears Sportsman’s Club, meeting in the classroom of the large red building for introductions and a safety briefing before moving onto the range for the rest of the day.

Directions to the Range:
The Bears Ears Range is located approximately 4.5 miles north of Craig, Colorado.
Take U.S. Highway 40 west of Craig to the intersection of Highway 13 / County Road 7 (By the Loaf ‘n Jug store).
Turn north and follow County Road 7.
Turn left at the cut-off, follow CR7 to Cedar Mountain.
The Range will be on your right.

We will focus on safe, efficient handling and accuracy with a handgun, building your confidence in the use of and shooting a handgun.
If you have a safe or quality holster for your handgun, you will also be learning how to draw and re-holster correctly and safely. If you do not have holster for your handgun, that is not a problem.

If you want to get a quality holster for before this class, feel free to contact us (Adam @ 970-986-0774) or Brent Hickmon of Haven Defense Co. (www.havendefenseco.com / 970-987-3471) for help selecting a proper, safe, quality holster versus the less-than-good holsters in all of the local gun stores along the Western Slope.

This is not a fast paced-class; it is a thoughtful, careful training session in order to build skill and confidence. We will focus completely on getting the basic fundamentals exactly correct and repeatable for each shooter, with safe, correct handling and accuracy as a result of good fundamentals.

If the class as a general whole shows high proficiency in the above areas quickly, we will move into using a handgun with speed while also still engaging in precision.

***A note about Ammunition availability:
We have modified our courses to limit the amount of ammo used due to the hard time finding ammunition.

Items & information needed:
2 to 3 magazines (if a semi-auto or striker fire handgun)
300 to 450 rounds of ammunition.
Holster & sturdy belt (preferably a quality holster – feel free to call with any holster questions)
NOTE: ***NO SERPA holsters or of similar design, NO collapsible holsters, NO sticky or pocket holsters, NO bra holsters, NO shoulder holsters, and NO purse holsters!!
***If you do not have holster, that will not be a problem but please let us know ahead of time so we can make the arrangements for you to use a handgun safely without a holster during this class.
Closed-toes shoes
No shirts with plunging neck lines and a hat with a brim is highly recommended
Eye & ear protection and a hat with a brim to the front
A lunch, as there aren’t restaurants nearby and we will not have time to leave the range to get food.
This is an outdoor range, so whatever clothing layers needed for that day. (***Note: If it is cold, we MAY have a warming area at the range).

Optional items & information:
Magazine holders
A camping chair
Anything beyond a lunch wanted to snack on or drink throughout the afternoon.
Any sunscreen or bug spray desired or needed. This is an outdoor environment and you will need to dress appropriately for the weather that day.

This course will be taught by Brent Hickmon, a certified advanced handgun instructor with Defenders USA who holds multiple firearms instructor certifications. Brent’s bio can be found on the Defenders USA website under “About Us”.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Adam Winch @ 970-986-0774

We look forward to seeing you there as you have a lot of fun and learn a ton!!


Registration are closed for this event.