$85 for an Intro to Handgun Shooting Course at New Jersey Firearms Academy ($175 Value)

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In a Nutshell

NRA-certified instructors blend classroom and live-fire training to teach the fundamentals of handling a pistol and revolver

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Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon.

$85 for an Intro to Handgun Shooting Course ($175 Value)

NRA-certified instructors lead the three-hour Intro to Handgun Shooting course. After about an hour of teaching safety and marksmanship principles, instructors supervise live-fire training, and students get to shoot several types of revolvers and semiautomatic pistols. The schedule slates classes during the afternoon and evening of select weeknights, as well as on select weekends.

New Jersey Firearms Academy

The Range

The live-fire portion of New Jersey Firearms Academy's training takes place at local indoor and outdoor ranges.

The Rentals

Depending on the course, instructors might supply firearms such as handguns, semi-automatics, and revolvers.

At a Glance

NRA-certified instructor Lateif Dickerson gladly shares his firearms expertise for both the real and theoretical world, which led Michio Kaku to seek his insight for Discovery Channel's Sci Fi Science. When not contemplating the possibility of Star Wars-caliber firepower, Lateif leads classes in both armed and unarmed self-defense for beginner through advanced students at New Jersey Firearms Academy. He and his team also extend their courses to specialty topics, such as First Aid in the wilderness. Beyond civilian training, Lateif instructs law-enforcement and security personnel with programs such as SORA and K-9 training. The academy also houses a shop stocked with firearms gear.


All of the instructors were awesome! They were very patient and explained everything we needed to know about handguns, how they work, how to be safe.

Angelique A., Yelp, 4/30/12

During the Into to Pistol Shooting class we learned the inner workings of several handguns, from revolvers to semi-automatics.

Rob R., Yelp, 1/23/12


86% of 42 customers

  • “Great place, knowledgeable staff.”

  • “good learning experience for intro to this subject”

  • “very professional, great experience!”