Barracks 616 offers several training classes to further enhance your knowledge & skills. Check out our Class Schedule and Instructor Bios, then call or stop in to register. We have a professional, yet comfortable Training Facility that will only enhance your training experience here at Barracks 616.
This class is for the first-time gun owner, or those who are new to handguns. The purpose of this class is to teach the new handgun owner the essential safety skills required to operate, transport and store a handgun safely and effectively. Students will learn the different types of handguns, major components of each, and how to properly care and maintain their firearm. Students will also learn the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship. The class will conclude with a live fire session on the range, where each student will fire 50 rounds and receive individual instruction from a qualified handgun instructor. Class size is limited to five students to ensure that each person receives quality instruction.
Women-Only Basic Handgun — The same course as the regular Basic Handgun except enrollment is limited to women only. Get your friends together and come and learn how to safely handle a firearm. A great option for Ladies night out!
This is the class required to apply for your State of Michigan Concealed Pistols License (CPL). The class is taught by an NRA-certified instructor, and the legal portion by a licensed attorney. Each student will receive an NRA packet. Must be proficient with operation and use of your firearm (clearing, loading and unloading). Class size is limited to 16 students.
What you will learn:
This class is for the person that already possesses their CPL. This class will build upon the foundation that the Concealed Pistols License (CPL) provided. Topics discussed will be handgun and holster selection, how to dress properly to conceal a firearm as well as the proper mindset required while carrying a firearm. The majority of the class will be spent on the range learning the proper draw stroke of the firearm, reloading, malfunction clearances and the essentials of handgun marksmanship including different shooting positions. Class size is limited to 8 students.
This class is for the person that has already developed basic defensive pistol skills. This class will emphasize the importance of movement in surviving a life threatening encounter. Students will learn how to move and shoot and shoot on the move. Other topics that may be covered are close quarters shooting, multiple targets, malfunctions and use of cover. Class size is limited to 8 students.
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