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Basic pistol 2 is a continuation of our basic pistol class. In this class, students will delve deeper into the fundamentals of shooting. Upon conclusion of this class, students should be more comfortable with shooting without assistance on the range. Focus areas of this course include:

  • Universal safety rules

  • Review of basic pistol 1

  • Identifying & clearing handgun malfunctions

  • Types of pistol reloads

  • Importance & benefits of dry fire practice

  • Gun maintenance (basic overview)

  • Holsters and gear

  • Learning to self-diagnose shots

After a review of the material learned in basic pistol, students will learn about different types of pistol reloads and their relevance, how to identify and clear common semi-automatic pistol malfunctions, diagnosing shots, and the importance of dry fire. In addition, instructors will discuss shooting equipment and accessories, and will briefly discuss firearms maintenance.


On the range, students will apply what they've learned, shooting up to 50 rounds at different distances handling reloading and pistol malfunctions, and will learn to diagnose their own shooting skills. After completing basic pistol 2, students should feel more comfortable shooting independently. 

Rental guns are free for this course; please notify your instructor that you would like to rent a gun and we will take care of it for you. Ammunition for rental guns must be purchased in-store.
No caliber requirement.  

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $105

Class size: 7 students max


  • Completion of Basic Pistol 1 or equivalent knowledge

Required Equipment:

  • Eye & Ear Protection (Electronic Ear Protection preferred)

  • Semi-automatic handgun or revolver

  • 50 rounds of ammunition

Women's Only Classes Available

Independence Indoor Shooting (IIS) Course Cancellation Policy: Refunds cannot be given for any class. If you must cancel a class, credit for the cost of the course will be applied to your IIS account. Classes may be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 48 hour advance notice with no fees; cancelling or rescheduling within 48 hours before class will incur a $25 late reschedule fee. No-shows or day-of cancellations eliminate a seat in the class and will not receive a refund or credit, nor will the class fee be held.

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