Introduction to Handgun

Don’t Be A Sitting Duck is trying to bridge the gap between a “first shots” course and military style training by offering “The Next Step” Handgun Course. By keeping these courses small and affordable we are trying to help the everyday shooter get access to training beyond the basic range visit. All our courses focus on safety, safety, safety all while helping you create more confidence with your handgun. Even as an experienced shooter this could be a great tune-up course for your skills with a handgun. We will even wrap up this course with the opportunity to clean your handgun to ensure you are ready to carry or come to the range next time. Sign up for a course today to take “The Next Step” with your handgun training.

Course Requirements:           

  • Students must be 18 years of age
  • Students must be a US citizen
  • Students must be able to legally own and operate a firearm
  • All students will be required to complete a waiver before showing up to the range

Need to bring:

  • Valid driver’s license or government issued ID
  • 250 rounds of Factory Ammunition (NO RELOADS)
  • Belt Mounted Holster for your handgun (NO UNIVERSAL FIT HOLSTERS)
  • 3 Magazines or Enough Magazines to hold 30 rounds on your person
  • Belt Mounted Magazine Pouch
  • Sturdy Belt capable of supporting your handgun, holsters and magazines
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Closed toed shoes are required and NO low cut shirts are allowed
  • Water and Snacks as we will be outside
  • Sunscreen and Hat Recommended
  • Rain Gear as we will shoot in the rain
  • **Handgun, Ammunition and Equipment can be provided at an additional cost, MAKE US AWARE AT SIGN UP**


  • These courses are held at the Volusia County Gun Club located at 4845 E. SR 44 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

How long is class:

  • This course will run 4-6 hours depending on student count, experience levels and how many water breaks we need due to the heat.

How Do I Sign Up:

  • The course cost is $150 per student and payment is due upon signing up on our calendar page. Space is limited so sign up today. All payments are final and if a class is cancelled due to the weather a credit will be given towards a future course.