Length of Course: 3 – 4 hours
Location: Woodland Park Range. Mobile training for this class is also available.
Course Level: Starter (What’s this?)
Who teaches this course? Marcus M. Hirschhorn is the instructor of this course, a native New Jerseyan and also a former sharp shooter in the elite Golani Brigade of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force).
Course Description: “I can hit the target at 50, so why can’t I hit it at 100, 200, 300, and beyond. If you’d like to extend your range, this course is for you. Learn the basics of long range shooting from an expert. During the three to four hours spent in the classroom, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals necessary for long range shooting, and learn how to apply those fundamentals so you can hit that far target. By the end of this course, you will have gained all the knowledge necessary to extend your range.
- Range estimation
- Scope reticles
- Windage and elevation
- Bullet types
- Incline shooting
- Moving targets
- Bring pad and pencil for note taking
- Classroom theory only, no live fire
- Evan Nappen Live Action Gun Law
- First Steps™ Pistol
- First Steps™ Rifle
- First Steps™ Shotgun
Dear Anthony, I found the First Steps course to be a very lively and spirited one.It is refreshing to be among a group of people who cherish the right to own firearms. Our instructor, Robert Howe, knows guns like the back of his hand and was quite helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you, Anthony, and I’m glad you made that cameo appearance in the classroom. Hopefully, one day the State of New Jersey will come to its senses and adopt rational firearms legislation. And when it does, we can all thank the outspoken proponents of Second Amendment rights like yourself. My Florida CCW application went out in the mail yesterday. I look forward to my next course at Guns For Hire.
Anthony, Thanks for a great experience for my son and I. We attended you “First steps pistol” course with Sandy yesterday and it was great! My son has had an interest in competitive shooting for several years and finally got the opportunity to learn from the pros at your facility. Everyone we came in contact with was very supportive and my son and I learned alot. We are looking forward to visiting often. Thanks again to everyone there for a GREAT experience!!!
Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks hopefully. Many thanks.
Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!