Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a few general questions we receive. If you have a general question regarding our new range in Woodland Park. Click here.
What is the difference between Pistol 101 and First Step Pistol?
They are in fact both the same class. We list the two names to make it easier to find the beginner pistol class.
What is the difference between Pistol 101, First Step Pistol from the eight hour Basic Pistol?
The first two classes are four hours long and involve classroom and live fire shooting in the range. The eight hour class is also classroom and live fire with much more technical information and a written test at the end.
Can I pre-register without paying a deposit?
You can in fact pre register without paying a deposit on most of our normally scheduled group classes, our advanced classes and special events at times require a deposit or payment in full to reserve a spot.
How large are the group Course?
The Instructors prefer smaller sized classes, to guarantee each student the opportunity of personal one-on-one instruction during live-fire exercises. In the classroom lessons, our Instructors routinely alternate teaching the different stages of gun safety lessons.
I have a gift certificate. How do I schedule a Course?
Gift certificates can be used for any of our courses. Just register and leave the deposit section blank. Bring the certificate with you the day of the course.
Where can I find course pricing?
The course pricing is listed on every page at the bottom of the pre-registration box.
Will I receive a certificate after the course?
Yes, all courses are certified.
Do I need to bring anything with me for a First Steps or Basic course?
No, it is not necessary to bring anything with you, as all materials, selection of firearms, ammunition, targets, hearing and eye protection, are included in the cost of the course. However, be sure to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Bring a ball cap if you like. Avoid wearing shorts, open toed shoes, or low cut shirts.
Can I travel from another State (like NY) with my firearms to attend your courses?
The answer is yes. You are covered under F.O.P.A, Firearms Owner Protection Act. Under this law as long as you have your firearm(s) unloaded and in a locked or fastened case and your ammo in a separate case you are 100% legal to travel with them. Her is the link for the FOPA law - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_Owners_Protection_Act
Are there breaks and lunch breaks?
During the classroom instruction, there is a 5-10 minute break every hour. We provide refreshments and snacks with every course.
Are private lessons available?
Private lessons are available. If you wish to schedule a private lesson please send us an email.
What is the minimum age requirement?
For the First Step and Basic Pistol/Shotgun/Rifle courses, there is no minimum age requirement, provided that the student is mature and responsible, has the required positive attitude when handling firearms, and is able to follow along with the lessons and course materials. The student must successfully demonstrate the knowledge which they have gained with safe gun handling skills, before moving on to the next stages of lessons. For courses which do not contain “live-fire” shooting exercises, there is no minimum age requirement. CCW courses require that the applicant be 21 years of age.
How do I enroll in a course?
Simply choose the course you would like and use the register form on that page.
How do I pay for a course?
You can pay for the class in cash or credit card on the day of the course. You may also reserve you spot with a $25.00 Paypal deposit. Please see the link on each course page.
What days and times are courses offered, either general courses, or private lessons?
We generally offer courses 7 days per week. The schedule is posted at the link to the left. Once a course is booked full, the date disappears from the calendar.
Can I bring my own firearm to the course?
Yes. All students are encouraged to bring their own firearms to the course as well as factory ammo to shoot during the live fire portion. Be sure to transport your firearm in accordance to NJ State law. For a full set of NJ Transportation Laws click here. Email or call with any questions.
Are Hollow Point Bullets Legal in NJ?
YES. Read More
Can pregnant women or nursing mothers attend a course?
Pregnant women are encouraged to discuss their participation in firearms courses with their physicians prior to taking the course. You should discuss the effects of loud sounds and airborne lead particulate. If any students are pregnant or nursing an infant, they should not handle any chemicals, lubricants or solvents unless they have discussed doing so with their physician.
What kind of participation is involved in a typical shooting course?
Students must demonstrate safe gun handling skills with training pistols, prior to participating in live-fire exercises.
Am I able to take a course if I have a physical limitation or disability?
Some students will not be able to assume certain shooting positions (such as standing, kneeling or squatting shooting positions) because of physical limitations or disabilities. The presence of a physical limitation or disability does not by itself affect a student’s eligibility to attend the course or receive a certificate of completion. Most exercises may be adapted to work within each student’s range of motion/function. Regardless of the disability, all students must demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills, attitude and understanding of the laws of the State pertaining to firearms use to receive a certificate of completion. Also, safety will not be compromised in any modified technique. It is important to notify the Instructor, prior to enrolling in a course, if you have any concerns which may need to be addressed. This may include (but is not limited to) sore or bad knees, ankles, wrists, elbows, hips, artificial joints, deformities, or anything which may hinder or alter your abilities to perform certain shooting tasks or safety demonstrations. This course is offered to persons in accordance and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but due to the nature of the overall safety of all surrounding students and instructors, as well as the general public, and compliance of the courses, each case will be evaluated on an individual basis.
GFH Cancellation Policy
Cancellations: In order to cancel a course, you must contact us at least 24 hours before the start of a group course and at least seven days before the start of a specialty course that required a full payment reservation.
Gun For Hire reserves the right to cancel/reschedule any course due to circumstances beyond our control. If payment or a deposit has been made for a course, the deposit will be returned, or credited, or reapplied to another course.
Some of our courses are held at outdoor facilities and the weather is beyond our control. Every effort will be made by us to accommodate all situations as they arise. Our founder and CEO would say, “If it ain’t raining, you ain’t training.”
Gun For Hire has the right, at its sole discretion, to refuse training for any individual that we deem a liability issue.
Safety issues – Gun For Hire has a zero tolerance safety policy. If at any time someone display’s an unsafe act with a firearm, first time or not, they will be asked to leave the range and or course. That means no refund no exceptions.
By registering for any of our courses, you are agreeing to the following:
“I agree to abide by any and all safety procedures required by Gun For Hire LLC and its hosts, and agree to sign a statement releasing their employees, agents, and instructors from any responsibility for any injury sustained by me during the training program.
“In signing this application I certify that I am at least eighteen (18) years of age or will be accompanied by a parent or guardian.”
If you have any questions, contact us at 888-486-3674, Ext 8, or Info@GunForHire.com