“Tax Day” – Basic Pistol

"Tax Day" - Basic Pistol
Classroom Training
13 Apr 09:00 AM
Until 13 Apr, 03:00 PM 6h

"Tax Day" - Basic Pistol

place Best Western Hotel 1600 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, PA 19464 expand_more

Did you get a tax refund? Why not invest your tax refund to empower yourself? Dakota Firearms Training Academy is hosting this "Tax Day" basic pistol class. At the end of the class, a brand new, still-in-the-box Sig Sauer P365 9mm handgun will be raffled off to one of the lucky attendees, if there are a minimum of 10 attendees. So, this is a great opportunity to have family and friends sign up as well.

Ready to learn the basics of shooting and gun safety with a professional instructor? Join us for the Basic Pistol class! This class is designed specifically for those who are just starting out in shooting and guns. Our professional instructor will show you the basics on safely using a pistol, including proper techniques when shooting and how to maintain and care for your pistol.

This is a basic pistol class for those who have very little or no experience with firearms. We will provide the pistols for everyone to use, but if you have your own handgun, please bring it along as well, but NO LIVE AMMO!

Our experienced NRA certified instructor will go over the topics of proper gun safety, handling, loading and handling misfires. You will learn about the proper stance and grip for shooting, the different types of sights available and how to take proper aim. Additionally, you will be taught the basics of sighting in and how to use your gun in various situations. You will also learn how to respond to an active shooter situation.

This class is designed to give you an introduction to pistols and gun safety. Upon completion of the class, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and you will have the basic knowledge and skills to begin your journey into shooting and firearms. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from a professional instructor, sign up now and join us for the Basic Pistol class!


Can I bring my own personal handgun to use in the classes? Absolutely, provided there is no live ammo in your gun, in the magazine or on your person. The gun will be inspected upon your arrival. If live ammo is found, you will be asked to take all live ammo to your car, and if you refuse, will be asked to leave. We want every student to feel 100% safe.

Can children under 18 attend classes? Absolutely, provided a parent/guardian is the registered student, their children can attend the same class at 50% off the adult rate. We believe it is paramount that children get trained properly from an early age. Dakota Firearms is planning to have training classes geared for children between the ages of 12 and 18. Just look for the checkbox, which reads "Family Member (Minor Child Attending)" on the registration page. Up to two (2) minor children can attend.

How do you train someone who has never held or shot a handgun? Such students are our ideal students. Dakota Firearms Training Academy uses laser trainers because they shoot a laser beam onto a target and are 100% safe.

Are these classes available in a private setting? Yes, they are. These classes can be taught in the family room of a private home, a business conference room, or even a church basement. Dakota Firearms Training Academy requires a minimum of five (5) students attending to hold classes in a private setting. The only things Dakota Firearms Training Academy require are a method to project a slide deck (PowerPoint) onto a white vertical surface (or connect into a flat screen TV via HDMI), a table to set down our firearms, and a small space where students can practice actual techniques. Contact Dakota Firearms Training Academy for more information about your specific venue.

Where will this class be held? It will held be in the conference room of the Best Western Hotel in Pottstown.

Is this class really 6-hours long? It is actually a 4-hour class, but depending on the number of students, we allow for extra time for students to practice the exercises, ask questions, have lunch, and for DFTA to draw the winning name for the handgun to be given away. For this class, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Do you do "live fire" training at a range? Yes, to an extent. Each range in our local area has its own "house instructor", but Dakota Firearms Training Academy is not one of them...yet. Most of these ranges allow and limit us to bringing one or two students with us. But the student must pay the range fee and sign any liability waiver the range may impose independently of Dakota Firearms Training Academy liability waiver. We attempt to use ranges which have local pubs nearby so students and instructors can go for beer and wings at the conclusion of range time. 

What benefits do students get out of the classes? Our #1 goal is safety. At the end of the class the student will have learned how to safely and responsibly handle and operate handguns and will be issued a Certificate of Completion attesting to that. There are additional benefits afforded to students at the conclusion of the class. Every person buying a gun has to go through a background check through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). Dakota Firearms Training Academy is also an FFL. We also sell guns online. If a student purchases a gun through our online store, the background check fee is waived, normally a $35 value. If the student purchases a gun from another online retailer and uses Dakota Firearms Training Academy to process the transfer, the student receives a $10 discount on the background check fee. There are other post-class benefits as well, which we review with students at the end of classes.

Does Pennsylvania require a certification class to obtain a concealed carry permit? No, Pennsylvania does not require a certification class. This means that students attending our classes WANT to be there to become the safest, most responsible and best law-abiding gun owners they can be.

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Age Group
18 - 100
Attendee Note
Please note, class registration cuts off 1 week before event.