Gulf Coast Firearm Training

Steve Brown Instructor

Pensacola, Cantonment and surrounding areas

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The following are the two courses most often requested and a brief description of each. We are working on a calendar with dates for each class. Please email if you have any questions or comments.

 Course Goal
To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for safely owning and using a pistol. With proper instruction the student gains knowledge. Knowledge breeds confidence!

Our courses are given in an air conditioned conference room and the live fire portion of the course is given at a private gun range in Cantonment (same location as the conference room). Other locations are available or we will gladly give the course at your site.

Individual or group instruction available upon request.

Basic Pistol Course

Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW)

Gulf Coast Firearm Training LLC –  Concealed Weapons Course                   

This course meets the Criteria for the State of Florida concealed weapons permit. 

Course Description:

To become eligible to be issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon or firearm in the State of Florida, you must meet the training requirement established in Florida State Statute 790.06. The Carrying Concealed Weapon (CCW) Training course offered by Gulf Coast Firearm Training is designed to meet those requirements and much more. Our course is designed to ensure each participant is not only competent with the handgun he or she has chosen to carry, but is also comfortable with that handgun to the degree necessary to ensure its proper and efficient application or use.

Topics to be covered include:

Florida State Statute
Firearm Function
Firearm Safety and Storage
CCW Permit requirements

Benefits of attending this training:

Enhanced sense of personal security
Increased understanding of concealed weapons and firearms laws
Unparalleled Weapons training

Tuition includes:

Weapons training from a Certified Firearms Instructor
Use of firearm

Learning Objectives

  • Basic Firearm Safety and safe gun handling skills
  • Safe Firearm and ammunition storage
  • Pistol Mechanisms and Operation
  • Types of Pistols
  • Revolver parts and operation
  • Semi-Automatic pistol parts and operation
  • Operating single and double action revolvers
  • Operating single and double action semi-automatic pistols
  • Ammunition Fundamentals
  • Building Pistol Shooting Skills
  • Fundamentals of pistol shooting (Proper grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control, follow through)
  • Fundamentals of pistol shooting positions
  • Standing Shooting Positions
  • One-handed shooting techniques
  • Common pistol shooting errors
  • Clearing common pistol stoppages
  • Pistol Maintenance, Selection, and Use
  • Cleaning and maintaining your pistol
  • Selecting pistols, ammunition, and accessories

Course Description

 This course is approximately 5 hours long (8:00 am - 1:00 pm) and although experienced shooters gain valuable information, it is designed for students with little to no firearm experience. The first part of the course is in a classroom where we learn about handguns and ammunition. After the classroom session we begin the live fire portion of the course where students learn how to safely and competently shoot many different types and calibers of pistols. We have a wide and varied selection of pistols for students to use, free of charge. Students are not required to have a pistol to take this course.
Students learn the rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Comprehensive Basic Pistol Shooting handbook and take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a Firearms Training course completion certificate.