Gun Training Classes in Colorado Springs
Safety is always the first and last consideration at the Whistling Pines Gun Club. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a safe manner at all times during all classes.
In addition to the courses listed below, Whistling Pines Gun Club NRA-certified instructors are available for personal coaching. Whether you’re a new shooter or a more experienced shooter who’d like to polish specific skills, one on one coaching may be the most efficient way to achieve your goals. Contact Kevin Klesser at (719) 597-3456 to set up the most convenient time.
It’s not necessary to be a club member to take courses.
WP 101: NRA First Steps - The First Step for all Shooters
WP 101 / 104: NRA First Steps for Women/Girls’ Night Out - By Women for Women
WP 102: Defending Your Home - Learn how to Legally Defend Your Family
WP 103: Colorado Gun Law - Learn what you can and cannot do under Colorado Law
WP 105: Concealed Carry Permit Training - How to get a Concealed Carry License
WP 106: Next Steps - Take Your Shooting to the Next Level
WP 107: Maintaining Your Firearm - Best Practices for Gun Owners
WP 109: Choose Your Weapon - Help Pick the Gun that’s Right for You
WP 110: IPSC Safety Class - Prepare for Competition
Intermediate Pistol Skill Courses – 200 Series Courses
The 200 series courses are intended for students who wish to learn more advanced, tactically oriented pistol skills. Students should have a solid understanding of basic marksmanship skills, and be able to demonstrate proficiency with their personal handguns.
Before enrolling in 200 series courses, all students must pass the shooting proficiency test.
Shooting proficiency test: the modified silhouette target (#7 on the wall) will be placed seven yards downrange. The student will have 90 seconds to fire 10 shots at the target. 9 of the 10 shots must be in the black.
The 200 series of courses is organized to give students a logical progression for adding new shooting skills. It is important to take the courses in order, since each builds on previously developed skills, and adds new skills needed for the next course in the series.
Each course in the 200 series includes performance tests to determine whether students have mastered the concepts presented. Guns and holsters used in the 200 series courses, with the exception of WP 206, must be standard home defense or concealed carry equipment.
WP 201: Defensive Indexed Shooting - Shoot from the Waist in High Stress, Live Fire Situations
WP 202: Basic Drawing from a Holster - Learn Strong Side Belt Draw
WP 203: Concealed Carry Drawing From a Holster - Learn Concealed Carry Best Practices. You MUST have completed WP 202: Basic Drawing From a Holster
WP 204: Malfunctions and Reloads - Learn to Stay Cool Under Pressure
WP 205: Shoot and Move - Learn to Engage Multiple Targets While on the Move
WP 311: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) & Pistol Instructor – Become an NRA Instructor
WP 302: Advanced CCW Skills Course – Highly Advanced Course for Experienced Shooters