Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $50 for an NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation class class for one with handgun rental and 30 rounds (a $100 value)
- $99 for the above FIRST Steps Pistols Orientation class for two with handgun rental and 30 rounds each (a $200 value)
A class developed by the NRA, the FIRST acronym stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training” and is intended for new handgun owners. Students learn basic shooting skills during live firing exercises, how to use their firearm safely, and how to store and clean the firearm. The class lasts around three hours and includes a practical and paper exam, the successful completion of which leads to a certificate of completion. See the schedule for upcoming sessions.
Protection Tactics, LLC
NRA-certified pistol instructor Steve Washington, a veteran of the US Army and National Guard, has taught gun handling and safety techniques to military and law-enforcement personnel for more than 20 years. In 2011, he partnered up with retired Michigan State Trooper Charles Hockey to open Protection Tactics, LLC, bringing their combined firearms expertise to locals. Instead of having students come to them, the duo travels to communities around Michigan to conduct courses such as the Basic Pistol class, which instills pistol and ammunition knowledge and instructs one- and two-handed firing stances. Additionally, Steve and Charles host Bullets, BBQ & Brews events where qualified participants try out various firearm models on paper targets that regret not taking a job as a page in a book.
North Grand Rapids
12505 Northland Dr. NE
Cedar Springs, Michigan 49319