Whittecar Rifle & Pistol Range

Hamilton, MT

Shooting Range

Self Defense/CCW

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Self Defense/CCW
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Description of class for potential students
For Dates please see the Calendar of Special Events

  • Call 777-2991 if you want to register or if you have questions.
  • Safety
    • We teach people how to be safe.
    • We will demonstrate and explain how to be safe before we have the students handle guns so they know what to do.
  • Legal aspects of self defense will be discussed. We are not lawyers; we give general education but not legal advice.
  • The class addresses the justifiable use of lethal force. It is not about competitive shooting, recreational shooting or hunting.
  • Guns
    • No single action revolvers.
    • Double action revolvers are OK.
    • Small guns (pocket pistols) can be difficult to manipulate and to shoot accurately.
    • Double action automatics (SIG, Berretta, Ruger P89 & P90) require learning two different types of trigger pulls, one of which is over 10 lbs.
    • Glock, XD, Smith and Wesson M&P, 1911, and double action revolvers are the easiest to learn how to use.
    • Minimum .380 or 38 special, No .22 rimfires
  • We don't act like drill sergeants.
  • Written test on the second day - All questions and answers for the test will be given on the first day.
  • Shooting test on second day.
    • Paper plate at 21 feet.
    • You will have 2 attempts to pass with 10 hits on the plate.
    • No time limit. You can come back at a later time and re-shoot if you do not pass.
  • We teach you how to shoot your gun. We will discuss and demonstrate different designs, but we don't have time to cover all the guns available.
  • You will need 3 boxes of ammunition as you will shoot 120-140 shots in class.
  • Concealed carry laws are covered.
  • We have an 85% pass rate.
  • Saturday 9AM-5PM - bring your lunch!
  • Sunday 1PM-5PM
  • 10 students maximum in each class
  • You are registered when your payment is received.
  • 6 hours classroom, 6 hours range time (approximately)
  • We spend lots of time discussing and explaining the points we make. We encourage students to ask questions.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the class you forfeit the money.
  • Call 777-2991 if you want to register or if you have questions.

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