Phoenix Shooting
	 Basic Pistol Course

Thank you for inquiring about our basic pistol course for the 
Connecticut State Pistol Permit. Please read the ENTIRE 
information sheet to make sure that you know all the information 
that you need for class. 

   Classes are scheduled on Saturdays throughout the year. If 
   you want to inquire about a class date please call or email or call 860-633-9901 for a current list
   of dates. To confirm a slot for a date we need an email with the
   full name (or names) of those attending, a mailing address and a 
   cell phone contact number for each person in case we need to 
   reach you the morning of class in an emergency. 

   This is the NRA Basic Pistol Class which is the prerequisite 
   to obtain your Connecticut State Pistol Permit.  The class is a
   minimum of 8 hours. The class curriculum is mandated by the 
   state to cover all the topics covered in the NRA Basic Pistol
   Class plus the Connecticut state permit process and relevant laws 
   in the state of Connecticut regarding firearms ownership and carry.  
   If you want to look at the application before class, you can pick 
   up the Permit Package at your local police station. Just ask for 
   the Pistol Permit application package. 

   The course is taught at the MSI Range at 281 Garden Grove Road, 
   Manchester, CT.  MSI has a modern air-conditioned/heated classroom 
   and indoor range. We teach as a husband & wife team with many years 
   of experience. Our goal is to provide a comfortable friendly 
   atmosphere to learn to handle firearms with safety & confidence, 
   even if you have no experience. We include lots of hands on practice 
   with dummy rounds before you get to the range so you will feel 
   confident that you know how to handle the different firearms we will 
   be firing.  

   We also offer one-on-one instruction in target shooting or concealed 
   carry for personal protection. This instruction is given at the MSI 
   Range and is available on nights or weekends by appointment. Tutoring 
   is at a rate of $40.00 per hour plus ammunition. Returning students 
   receive a substantial discount.  This is a great deal compared to the 
   rates of commercial ranges offering instruction.  

What is taught in the class: 

   We use the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course materials and curriculum 
   that teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for owning and 
   operating a pistol safely. The firearms we use for the live fire 
   portion of the class are a 22 caliber target pistol and two different 
   38 caliber revolvers.  We also use Crimson Trace laser grips. 

   The classroom portion teaches and stresses the safety rules including 
   practice loading, unloading and dry fire with dummy rounds. Students 
   will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and 
   operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting 
   from the bench-rest position, two handed and one handed standing 
   positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for 
   skill development. 

   All Students will receive: 
		•  Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook 
		•  NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure 
		•  Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet 
		•  Various fill-in fiagrams of the firearms used in class 

   Upon successful completion of the course and the 50 question Basics of 
   Pistol Shooting Student open book examination, you will receive a 
   certificate that is required for the Connecticut State Pistol Permit. 
What will it be like: 

   Many people have told us over the years that even after they have 
   decide to take the course they experience a certain amount of 
   nervousness or anxiety about attending and this contributes to some 
   last minute cancelations. These feelings are normal and nothing to 
   worry about.  Please feel free to give us a call just to chat and ask 
   any question that will help you feel comfortable in attending before 
   you cancel.  I guarantee that once you’re in class you won’t have time 
   to be anything but busy learning all the things we have to teach you 
   about firearms. 

   Please keep in mind that if you cancel it could mean that we will 
   have to cancel the whole class and this is a hardship for other 
   students.  The class is offered to you as a one-day class which 
   is the whole day so offering it for less than four people is not 
   feasible with two instructors. 

   We teach as a husband  and wife team that provides everyone a 
   comfortable environment to learn. No matter how much experience 
   you have, everyone will get lots of individual instruction and 
   positive encouragement.  We believe that people learn best in a 
   positive supportive environment. We will make sure that you learn to 
   handle the firearms with confidence and safety.   

When to arrive and how long is the class: 

   The class starts 9 A.M.  We ask everyone to be there at 8:45 A.M. to 
   complete registration.  The class usually ends between 5:30 P.M.-6:30 
   P.M.  but could be longer due to experience during the live fire portion.  
   Everyone needs to be able to handle the firearm to an acceptable level 
   of competency and safety. Remember that our motto is that we want everyone 
   to shoot with “safety & confidence” no matter what your previous 
   experience level might be. We support a cohesive  class model that 
   provide students with not only instructor encouragement but the support 
   of other students.
Things you need to bring to class: 

   •	A photo id, i.e., Connecticut drivers license, 
   •	your lunch and snacks for the day, 
   •	If you have prescription eye glasses bring them 
   •	Cash or a check  (unless you paid prior to class with Paypal)
   •	Wear a crew neck shirt or shirt with a collar for the range. 
        This will protect you from warm cartridge casings going down 
        your shirt.  Dress in layers as the range tends to be cool 
        on all but the hottest days. 


What’s included in class for the $135.00 fee: 

   •	We provide two experienced, certified instructors. 
   •	We provide all class books, targets and materials. 
   •	We provide all firearms and ammunition used in the live fire portion. 
   •	We provide the use of safety eye and ear protection. 
   •	An entire day of safety instruction as per the curriculum. 
What’s available at the range: 

   We have complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and filtered iced 
   water available with refrigeration for your lunch. A microwave is 
   also available to reheat food. There is a soda and snack machine in 
   range lobby. 

What’s the cost and how can I pay for the class: 

   The fee for the course is $135.00 Total. A $50 non-refundable deposit 
   is required to secure a seat in class. All major credit cards accepted. 
   Deposit can be paid with a credit card over the phone, mailed if time 
   allows. If you pay a deposit and have to cancel your $50 will be 
   credited to any other regularly scheduled class. The balance can be 
   made the day of class in cash, check or credit card. 
Directions to the Range: 

   The MSI Range is located at 281 Garden Grove Road, Manchester CT. To 
   find directions and any other information on the range use the buttons 
   on the left side of this screen.

I will be sending a reminder email or calling during the week before the 
class date. 

Please feel free to email or call (860) 633-9901
with any questions prior to class. You can call (860) 614-7080 Wendy's cell 
or (860) 836-9466 the day of class if you need help with directions. 

If you are unable to attend the class as scheduled, please notify me as 
soon as possible before your scheduled date.  Class size is limited. If 
cancellations dictate class will be re-scheduled. 

We look forward to seeing you at our class!!! 


Charles & Wendy Griffin 

Last Updated  04/11/13