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USCCA Lesson 2: Self-Defense Firearm Basics
By Jason Grob

Course Objectives:                                                      

  • Participants will acquire the knowledge to choose a self-defense firearm for his or her defensive needs.
  • Participants will learn the proper way to load and unload many types of handguns, shotguns, and rifles.
  • Participants will identify firearm malfunctions and learn basic techniques for clearing them.
  • At the conclusion of the class, each participant will understand the different types of personal defense ammunition and their characteristics including caliber, knockdown power, and stopping power.
  •  Participants will shoot rifles, shotguns, and various handguns in a live fire exercise on the range. 


Prerequisite(s): (Participant must have taken one of the following)


Duration: 2 Hours