SAFTEA F.A.S.T. Handgun Course (Basic Handgun)

handgunlThe goal of the Second Amendment Firearms Training & Education Association (SAFTEA) “F.A.S.T Handgun” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun "Fundamentals And Safety Training", a basic understanding of ammunition and how it functions as well as the shooting fundamentals.

NOW INCLUDES 1.5 hours of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the safe use of a firearm – in this case a handgun. F.A.S.T Handgun is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn the basics of operation, cleaning and maintenance, safety and much more in a convenient 8 hour course. “F.A.S.T Handgun” is also meant as an introductory course for students new to handguns prior to taking SAFTEA Defensive Handgun 1 or NRA Defensive Pistol.

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In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a .45acp semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

fast2A number of topics will be covered in “F.A.S.T Handgun”. These include but are not limited to:

  • Safe handling of firearms.
  • Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  • Basic components of Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Operation of Semiautomatics & Revolvers
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Clearing Common Stoppages
  • Selecting a Handgun and Ammunition
  • Cleaning and Maintaining your Handgun
  • 1 hour of NH Law and Use of Force
  • Master Instructor (Ask us anything).



Cost: NOW ONLY $125

January 22, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
February 26, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
March 25, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
April 23, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
May 20, 2023 ~ 8-5PM

June 25, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
July 22, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
August 27, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
September 23, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
October 22, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
November 18, 2023 ~ 8-5PM
December 17, 2023 ~ 8-5PM

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road (2nd Floor)
Manchester, NH  03102

Range Portion to be Held at: 

Londonderry Fish and Game
5 Lund Street
Litchfield, New Hampshire  03052


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