Jan 23 2021


9:30 am - 3:30 pm



Defensive Handgun (101)

This six (6) hour class reviews firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom, and then it’s off to the range. We focus on shooting drills, re-loading, clearing malfunctions, verbal commands, and scanning,

This course focuses on using a firearm for the lawful self-defense of you or your family. Learn how to use your handgun to give yourself the best chances of stopping a threat and save a life, especially your own!

This is not a beginner course and previous shooting experience is required. Students should have a clear understanding of loading/unloading their firearm, shooting fundamentals, and firearm safety. The recommended prerequisite course to this class is a recent NRA Basic Pistol course, Ladies Pistol (100) course, equivalent beginner shooting course, or previous shooting experience conducted recently.

Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection and ear protection. Your class payment includes free use of a .22 caliber firearm, eye protection and ear protection if you do not own them. Ammunition is not included and must be secured prior to class.

A reliable belt and holster is recommended but not required.

We are very glad to resume Preserve Academy classes and are keeping your health and safety as our highest priority. For each class, please bring a face mask and hand sanitizer. 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.



Sporting Shoppe Range
1 Preserve Boulevard, Richmond, RI, USA
Sporting Shoppe Range


Robert Cardente


Robert Cardente

Upcoming Classes

No event found!
Learn More