Only $35. For this class, you must pay in advance with a credit card. Unpaid orders for seating will not be honored.
Our "Introduction to Handgun: For Women Only" course is ideal for women who are inexperienced, or completely new to shooting handguns. Enjoy learning gun-safety fundamentals, basic operation, and getting on target in a friendly and encouraging environment!
This Fun and Exciting 2-hour course focuses on:
–Basic Firearms Safety
–Getting familiar with the parts and operation of handguns
–Gripping, aiming, stance and trigger press
–Considerations for using a handgun
The first portion of class occurs in our classroom, where participants will learn firearms safety rules, parts of handguns, and begin to learn how to shoot a handgun.
We spend the second half of the course on our private, climate-controlled indoor range. Here we preview five .22 LR handguns that are great for beginners. Each participant will get to choose three to try!
DO NOT BRING A FIREARM TO THIS CLASS--HANDGUNS ARE PROVIDED!
IF SPOT IS RESREVED FOR A MINOR (UNDER 18) THEY MUST BE ACCOMANIED BY AN ADULT. THERE MUST BE AN ADULT FOR EACH MINOR.
This is a perfect opportunity to learn the fundamentals of shooting without the noise, flash, and recoil of larger calibers.
With our certified instructors' experience in teaching and hands-on training, you can be confident that the information you'll receive is among the best in the industry--read our reviews below!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE TODAY-- these events fill up quickly. In order to to provide quality attention to our students, we have a fixed number of available seats.
*HANDGUNS, AMMUNITION, EAR AND EYE PROTECTION ARE PROVIDED IN THE COST OF THIS COURSE.
Course Length: 2 hours
Course Location: Bud's Gun Shop and Range, 1105 Industry Rd, Lexington, KY 40505
Please consider bringing a sweater or light jacket as classroom temperature can be cool!
Check Dates for Available Courses, If Date Does Not Appear In Drop Down Menu It Has Been Filled
*****IMPORTANT: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start of class to complete waivers at our range desk*****
Late arrivals: Due to safety considerations and important safety training, late arrivals will not be seated, but allowed to attend the next available class.
REGISTRATION ONLINE IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, SO SIGN UP TODAY!
"Exceptional. I came in knowing nothing and left feeling good about what I learned--left the fear behind me. [Gary displayed] great skills at outlining the info we needed and not overwhelming us." --Shelley R.
"Very informative. I feel much more educated about firearms and how to troubleshoot and operate them. [Doug was] very open, honest with clear communication. Thank you!"--Brianne H.
"Amazing! I feel 100% more comfortable and confident handling and shooting a gun. [Gary] made sure everyone was on the same page before going forward." --Briana F.
"Great! Very informative, learned a lot! Love the hands-on experiences. Loved getting to test/shoot various guns. [Doug and Dave were] very knowledgeable, informative & helpful without criticizing." --Sibyl C.
"Absolutely fantastic! Gary clearly is an expert on the subject material and does a great job explaining in easy-to-understand terms. Thank you to Gary & Dave for this educational, hands-on training. Excellent refresher & very informative! Highly recommend for anyone new without experience or in need of a refresher." --Gretchen B.
"I have never learned so much so quickly. Doug really emphasized safety first, but he taught us to be accurate. He was very clear, provided multiple opportunities for learning new content and he reviewed each time during practice. He was patient and had high expectations. Safety first and always was the emphasis of this class. I learned there are no gun accidents, only negligence or intentional violence. I will be back!" --Tammie F.
"Helped greatly to get me over my fear. Jason was very knowledgeable and presented the information well." --Brenda W.
"Great--I have some experience shooting, but I still learned a lot and feel a bit more comfortable. [Doug was] knowledgeable, able to answer all questions, very patient, and stressed important matters." --Jennifer S.
"Really enjoyed it. Gary was super knowledgeable. He made the class interesting and relatable. I left the class feeling more comfortable around handguns and can't wait to return to purchase and protect my family." --Tamara M.
"Very informative. Doug and Dave were very attentive, helpful, and knowledgeable; I have more gun confidence now." --Stacie H.
"Loved it! So thorough and patient! I learned so much and it was fun! [Gary was] very knowledgeable and friendly too!" --Sarah B.
"Very informative and answered all questions. [Doug was] super respectful, made to feel welcomed, very knowledgeable." -- Emily V.
"Wonderful! I had never shot a gun and I felt very comfortable and learned so much. Gary was incredibly knowledgeable and made it interesting. He explained everything and I feel very confident in handling a gun now." --Alana I.
"Very educational; informal classroom setting which allowed for open communication. [Doug was] serious when needed, but threw in jokes to keep it light and fun." --Maggie S.
"This course not only made me feel less anxious about using handguns, but it also gave us the chance to ask questions and proper techniques. Gary was amazing and made sure we were comfortable with the course and range." --Hayley G.
"It was amazing. Made me feel much more comfortable with basics. Doug was great and so patient. Very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions." --Jacqueline B.
"10/10 Learned a lot and faced my fears on handguns. 10/10 [Gary was] very knowledgeable." --Michele
"I thought that the class was very well organized. I learned many different things that I didn't already know and Gary was very good at communicating; really enjoyed the way he taught things!" --Drue D.
"Loved the help of Doug and Dave with the guns and proper way to shoot and hold gun. Great class; ready for another class." --Shana T.
"Excellent--good pace, good info. I've never touched a gun before and I enjoyed it! [Doug was] very knowledgeable and patient." --Katie L.
"I learned a lot! [Gary was] very knowledgeable about hand guns; Gary is the best!" --Renee W.
"I liked the class and learned a lot. Doug was very knowledgeable--it was everything I needed to know. Same thing he said upstairs was the same thing he showed in the range." --Mikaili G.
"Great class! Fun, super explanatory, and a great atmosphere! Very good; Gary was great." --Kelsey N.
"Excellent experience! I own a gun that I purchased here [at Buds] and this course helped my knowledge and confidence. Thanks Doug & Dave." --Diana G.
"It was a great night. Gary was very informative and explained things well." --Charless R.
"Doug was very thorough. I loved shooting several guns. He explained well for all the beginners! Nice refresher for myself who brought a friend." --Kayla C.
"This is the first time I have taken a class--I learned a lot. Didn't really think guns were my "thing". [Gary was] informative, structured and on my level. Easy to follow." --Mary Jane M.
"Enjoyed and learned so much. I was very afraid of guns before. [Doug and Dave] covered everything very well." --Deborah W.
"Informative. Gary was very helpful; Dave really assisted me with shooting. I appreciated that!" --Gail C.
"Had a blast. Both instructors [Doug and Dave] were knowledgeable. Had full control of the course and very clear in the range!"--Tina L.
"Great instructor, good information. Jason was wonderful." --Wilma M.
"It was excellent! I came in knowing very little about guns and had never fired one before. [Gary is] obviously well-versed in the subject." --Stacy N.
"It was a great class to attend. Gary is a great instructor. He was very knowledgeable and very open to any and all questions." --Erin W.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the class. [Doug was] very thorough and interesting--I can't say enough good about this class." --Tonia R.
"Very informative. Gave me a better understanding of various guns and ammo. I increased my confidence. [Gary} was very knowledgeable, made me feel relaxed and answered questions completely." --Joyce K.
"Very helpful and informative. [Doug was] absolutely on point! I will be back." --Tyvonna G.
"[Class was] great! [Gary was] super engaging and knowledgeable." -- Aubrey R.
"The class was very informative and helpful. It was exactly what I needed to feel more comfortable with buying my own gun. Doug was great--gave good tips and made the class enjoyable!" --Ashely N.
"I had an amazing time. Gary was patient and thorough. I had never shot a gun before, now I am glad to have taken this class. David was awesome and very thorough as well. [Gary] took his time and was kind. I liked that safety was a priority. I was always afraid to even touch a gun, but the fact that safety was a priority gave me more confidence--thanks!" --Jenn M.
"Very informative and fun! Doug was great and answered all questions. He was patient instructing everyone in the classroom and on the range. After the Intro class, I feel confident to return to the range--thanks!" --Stephanie L.
"Loved it! I feel more confident handling my own guns. Gary was very clear, confident, and knowledgeable!" --Robin N.
"Excellent. Very clear understanding--safety first. He [Doug] was awesome. Knew what he was talking about." --Theresa O.
"Great info & instruction on how to handle guns safely. Instructor [Gary] 10/10." --Karen G.
"I feel much more comfortable with a handgun. This class definitely boosted my confidence. Doug and Dave's patience is much appreciated. I feel much more knowledgeable after the class. I knew very little about guns before the class." --Melissa R.
"The class was very informative; fun. Gary is an excellent instructor. Thank you! Enjoyed firing the revolver and the long barrel. Would take this class again. Gary is awesome!! Made this class fun and eased my 'nerves'. Both range instructors were very helpful! --Mary M.
"Love it!! I would do this again! Doug was very informative. Explained things very well. He welcomed questions and made us feel comfortable to ask. I especially liked the way he individually showed us how to use each firearm the correct way and gave thorough instructions/correction during target practice." --A.M.
"It was enjoyable and informative. Gary was awesome. He made me feel comfortable from the start." --Erica C.
"Awesome. Straightforward and answered all questions honestly [Gary]." --Morgan S.
"Just great. Moved along nicely, not too fast. Excellent knowledge by the instructor [Gary]. Took time to clarify everything and took and questions." --Rebecca W.
"It was interesting and a little scary. [Instructor was] very knowledgeable and friendly." --Laura C.
"Excellent. Gary did a fabulous job explaining gun basics for us. I would highly recommend the class!" --Tamara P.
"Great--fast paced but very detailed. [Doug was] excellent--great at explaining and patient. Highly recommended for all women!" --Karen B.
"This class makes me want to continue learning & practicing about gun safety. I want to become more comfortable handling a gun." --Hazel H.
"Very informative. this helps me know what I might want like to do next. Made me feel very comfortable." --Patti C.
"Excellent--very informative; great instructors. Covered a lot of material and well thought out presentation. Gave us confidence to own and control our firearm."--Carol C.
"It was very good--personal--Gary was very helpful--enjoyed it--good instructor." --Tenia B.
"I enjoyed the experience although I was scared at first actually handling the gun. --Zeph C.
"It was perfect. 12 out of 10." --Taylor D.
"I loved it! I learned a lot and I feel a lot more comfortable using guns now. --Rebecca M.
"Great experience. Learn to keep my damn finger off the trigger when not ready to shoot :)." --Devon P.
"Fast track to shooting in one class. 1/2 half is theory, 1/2 is actual practice. --Elizabeth W.
"I learned some tips I'd not learned before--it was much better than handing me a gun, putting me on the range and telling me to shoot. --Rebekah R.
"I had an amazing time and learned so much! Would definitely return and recommend to others. Made everything very clear and was sure that everyone understood what was being taught. Felt very safe." --Katie O.
"Excellent class. Haven't handled guns in about 20 years. Very good presentation and refresher for me." --Carol R.
"Great class--great instructor. The instructor was clear, approachable, and safe." --Karin W.
"Good and very informative and liked the small class size." --Emily C.
"Very good! I feel like I'm on the right path to learning what I need to know as a gun owner. --Erin S.
"I learned a lot and feel more comfortable with firearms. The instructor was very helpful in teaching basic use and answering questions." --Casey S.
"Good and informative. [The instructor] had very good command of subject matter. [I've been] shooting all my life and I still learned things today." --Amanda E.
"Great class--made me not scared of guns anymore; excellent presentation." --Keisha Z.
"Really great; put me at ease despite being nervous. Learning about guns in the first half was fun. Very strong [command of subject matter and presentation], competent, felt in safe hands." -- A.P.
"Great introduction class. Detailed info presented clearly so it's easy to understand. Enough detail to be ready to shoot. Answered all questions asked with plenty of information. Detailed, serious, but friendly and helpful." -- Laurie R.
"I enjoyed it, I feel like I learned a lot about the actual mechanics of the gun and how to use it. It really felt like a safe place to ask questions and learn." --Aubree V.
"I really enjoyed this class. The instructor knew the material, had a sense of humor and seemed calm. I've already signed up for a second class at the end of the month." --Kate W.
"Amazing! I'm eager to come back and learn more! Doug is very knowledgeable and informative." --Pamula B.
"Great intro to gun safety; well done. [Gary] does a great presentation going over all points, but didn't waste time, etc. Hit the points on all cylinders." --Shelley W.
"Wonderful experience. This is my first time touching and being around guns, so it was the perfect intro class. [Gary was] very knowledgeable. A definite expert in his field." -- Gen B.
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