Introduction To Handguns: November 19 & 21, 2019

Tuesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6 PM- 10 PM

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Introduction To Handguns: September 24 & 26, 2019

Tuesday, September 24 & Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6 PM- 10 PM

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Introduction To Handguns: June 18 & 20, 2019

Tuesday, June 18 & Thursday, June 20, 2018, 6 PM- 10 PM.

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Introduction To Handguns: April 16 & 18, 2019

Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 18, 2019, 6 PM- 10 PM.

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Introduction To Handguns: February 19 & 21, 2019

Tuesday, February 19 & Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 PM- 10 PM

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- September 8, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- May 12, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

THIS CLASS IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- March 10, 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com