First Step Airsoft and BB Gun Safety Course
Hi Anthony, Charlie & Jimmy Last night I attended the First Steps class with Jimmy. Even though this class is geared for beginning shooters and I have been a gun owner since 1983, the class was very informative and I learned a lot. Jimmy has a great teaching style that made learning a serious topic fun and easy to understand. He engages the class well and keeps everyone involved. During the live fire session Paul worked with me and helped me overcome some bad habits I’ve developed over the years and he also has a nice approach to teaching firearms safety and handling. I also observed both Paul and Jimmy taking first-time shooters from nervous first trigger pulls to consistent groupings. Everyone seemed to be having a great time. Last week I also took the UT & FL non-resident CCW courses with Charlie at Cherry Ridge. He also has a great presentation style and managed to get a room full of applicants trained and processed promptly. Your Woodland Park facility is also first class. It’s clean and welcoming. Most indoor ranges I’ve been to are dark and not user-friendly. GFH stands head and shoulders above the competition. Thanks again for offering this opportunity to the public to increase firearms safety and skills. I look forward to another class soon.
First Step Airsoft, Pellet and BB Gun Safety Course
Length of Course: 2 hours
Location: Woodland Park Range. Mobile training for this class is also available.
Course Level: Starter (What’s this?)
Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified firearms instructor, who was also trained and additionally certified with the trademark Gun For Hire immersion training system.
Course Description: This awesome beginner safety class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating an airsoft, BB, or pellet gun safely. The course is approximately 2 hours long and includes classroom and target shooting time learning to shoot either an airsoft, BB, or pellet gun. You’ll learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling as well as all of the important laws in New Jersey. After the class, you will receive the NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a course completion certificate. If your child has expressed an interest in any of the above firearms it is your responsibility to make sure they are properly educated. We at Gun For Hire can help. All students must have an adult chaperone during the entire course.
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- Prerequisites: None. The material is suitable for all, including appropriately supervised, mature children. Minimum age is 6 years old.
- To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a air soft pistol safely.
- Pistol knowledge, safe gun handling
- A mature child ages 6 to 17
- Please wear comfortable clothing. No open-toed shoes.
- First Steps Pistol
- First Steps Rifle
- First Steps Shotgun
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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!