What fundamental Skills will I learn during this course?  Range fees, ammo, safety gear are paid by the student.  Excellent beginners course.   Bay Area Firearms instructors allow the students to go at their own pace, the last thing we want is you feeling pressure while learning.  We will teach you how to survive a deadly encounter.



COST: 199.00 PP  Group discounts of 6 persons or more apply. Hearing protection, ammo are extra.

First Steps Pistol is not a full certification, but a great course to at least be on your way to it.  Length is 3.5 hours.


Classroom training will cover the following: Position, the correct way to grip a semi-automatic firearm, sight alignment, breath control, trigger squeeze, and follow through.  Loading-unloading, Intro to malfunction drills, taking the gun apart, and reassembly of the firearm.  One hour range time.  Calibers to choose from Glock 9mm-45 caliber or Sig 40 caliber, 9mm, Springfield XD-series 45 caliber.

Minors welcome from 12 years of age and up with parent or guardian. We will remove any anxiety that you may have about handling firearms, or misconception.  Under 18 requires a parent or guardian with you.

You will be in our classroom in Burlingame, then we transfer to the range depending upon what discipline you choose we use different ranges for different guns. We will take you from not having any experience with a firearm to a great shooter ! In just 3.5 hrs.

Foreign students are welcome with passport

Tuition Fee includes rental of the firearm is $179.00

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All firearms during any, and all classroom training are always unloaded, there are no exceptions.

Safe gun handling rules

  1. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded
  2. Always Keep the Gun pointed in the Safest Possible Direction
  3. Always Keep your Finger Off The Trigger Until Ready To Shoot
  4. Always keep the Gun Unloaded Until Ready To Use

Course starting times

Mon-Thurs 9:00am, 10:00am or 6:00pm

Fri 9:00am or 11:00am

Sat 9:00am or 11:00am

Sunday 9:00am, 10:00am

 Private Instruction available upon request   Corporate offsite events available upon request.

3.5 Hour Course Fee: $199.00.

Students pay their own safety gear,  range, and ammo fees.