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Introduction to Handgun

Introduction to Handgun (3 Hrs) – 10 Shooter per class

Saturday February 9th  9am -12pm –

Saturday February 16th  9am -12pm –

Saturday February 23rd  9am -12pm –


Martha “Marty” Justice Moore

Ladies, have questions?    …ask Marty


Introduction to Handgun #150

Welcome and Orientation intro to the TPA Training Triad

Your day begins in the classroom with an orientation and introduction to the TPA Training Triad. The Training Triad is the foundation of every course taught at Texas Pistol & Rifle Academy. The Training Triad has 3 sides that together help you shoot well. On one side is “mental & visual focus” – since your mind and eyes can only focus on one thing at a time, putting them in the right place is critical for good shooting. The next side is “sending the bullet”- here, the steps of a successful firing stroke are explained to help you deliver point of – aim point of impact shots. The final side is “good equipment” – this describes what characteristics are desirable in a handgun to make it shooter friendly. Because this is an introduction to handgun class, up to 10 shooters will be allowed – this enables training for larger groups, families, and friends.


A thorough safety briefing is presented covering firearm safety rules. You will also be briefed on how to conduct yourself on the range and in the dugout area where you will store your gear and ammo.

Gun Mechanics (how it works)

Here you will receive an overview of the function of the revolver and semi-automatic pistol.

Gun Handling

The gun handling portion of the course covers what you need to do for point of aim – point of impact shooting. This includes establishing eye dominance, proper body position, proper grip, sight picture, and trigger press. Presentation of the handgun to the target from the transition ready position is taught in this phase that reinforces the “sending the bullet” side of the Training Triad. An administrative reload is also taught.


At the end of the training day, you will participate in a graduation ceremony where you receive a certificate of completion for your training effort.



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Have questions? Ask Marty