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The Preserve Academy


Jun 22 2022


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Beginner Pistol Skill Builder with Glenn Cipalone

Did you buy a new pistol but can’t make it through the manual to learn disassembly, cleaning, lubricating, and reassembly? Are you tired of searching for videos on the internet then having a feeling the person “teaching” in the video isn’t sure what they are doing? Are you an experienced shooter but still want to learn an in-depth approach to field striping your pistol, understanding the function of each part, and knowing where to clean and lubricate to ensure peak performance… especially if you plan on using a firearm for lawful self-defense? If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, we have a stress-free solution for you!

Are you a new shooter but want to review the skills you learned and reinforce proper shooting fundamentals? Has it been a while since you’ve fired a gun and need to shake the rust off? If either question applies, our Beginner Pistol Skill Builder class is perfect for you! This class is a review of what you already know, (or may have forgotten) and focuses on getting you quality rounds in the range for the duration of the class.

Students will review stance, grip, aiming, trigger squeeze, follow through, and more. We then move onto a variety of shooting drills that will reinforce the skills you learned and allow you to start to diagnose any shooting deficiencies that may be present. This course is designed to improve your shooting ability and help you understand the steps necessary to become a more proficient shooter.

We will provide a 22-caliber firearm, eye protection, ear protection, and targets for you free of charge. The student can bring their own equipment if they choose and is responsible for providing or purchasing ammunition for the class. Ammunition can also be purchased at the Sporting Shoppe prior to the class as well.

Prerequisites: Previous shooting class or shooting experience

Required materials: 22 caliber ammunition if using our equipment of the student may bring their own gear.

We are very glad to resume Preserve Academy classes and are keeping your health and safety as our highest priority. We will ensure classrooms, the range and all other areas related to your class are regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Thank you for your patience and for joining a Preserve Academy class. We are glad to have you back.

Member and Guest Dress Code.

When entering the Members Lodge Clubhouse, inclusive of the Double Barrel Kitchen Restaurant inside and outside dining, and the Preserve Academy classroom, we kindly ask that you abide by our Resort Casual Dress Code, permitting collared shirts, dress shorts, cotton and linen slacks, dressy blouses, pullover tops, dresses and maxi dresses, dress jeans, and close toed shoes.

Nonconforming clothing includes but is not limited to; bathing suits, beach coverups, camisoles, hoodies, non-dressy Jeans, carpenter pants, T-shirts, sweat suits, cutoffs, torn shorts, yoga pants, sneakers, and flip-flops.



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87 Kingstown Road, Richmond, RI 02898
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