We suggest dressing in casual attire. Classes always begin in the classroom, so you should just dress as you would any other day. An exception to this rule is if you are planning to attend one of our Reno, Nevada Concealed Carry Classes. If you are attending this course, we suggest wearing what you normally wear while at work and bringing a jacket, sweater, or other "outside" clothing to practice drawing from a concealed carry holster.
A good leather holster is worth the investment.
While there are many other style of holsters, choosing one that is a good fit for your firearm cannot be stressed enough. Purchasing fabric holsters may hold the gun, but they are extremely difficult to work with when reholstering, therefore we do not recommend these types of holsters.
A less expensive option to leather is the Kydex style holster, which is made from a hardened form of plastic. However, we don't suggest the style that uses the trigger guard as the retention method. We have had several mishaps with these types of holsters such as guns sticking or failing to be removed easily. When you are in a life or death situation, you don't want to rely on a holster that may fail.
For the Range
Magazine Holders and Speed Loaders
You MUST have quality eyewear glasses to protect your eyes from the gases the propel into your face after a bullet is fired. In addition to the gases, on occasion, a discharged shell casing will hit your glasses as it's being ejected from the gun. You only have one pair of eyes--protect them at all cost! If you must wear prescription glasses, please ensure they are plastic or shatter resistant; check with your eye doctor for other possible solutions.
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What to Bring
Electronic Ear Protection is extremely important, especially during larger classes. While you can purchase non-electronic hearing protection devices, the load noise produced when a firearm is being discharged is particuliarly damaging to your eardrums. Quality ear protection is one area you should not skimp on when it comes to proce. Buy the best, noise reduction equiptment available.
We typically hold our firearm instruction courses at an outdoor range. We suggest you check the weather forecast for the day of the class and come dressed appropriate to the forecast. If its going to be cold, bring a jacket; if it's going to be hot; wear light materials, bring a hat, and sunscreen rated at 45 or higher to protect your skin from sunburn.
Many classes go into the night time hours. Some simply because the the length of material covered, others because the class involves training in low-light situations. Classes that deliberately go into low-light conditions are intended to teach the student how to respond to muzzle flash, how to compensate for the flash, how to hold a flashlight when shooting, and how to remain on target.
A good, quality range bag is an essential tool for gun owners. It allows them to carry firearms to and from the range along with the necessary components needed, such as ammunition, extra magazines, speed loaders, and so forth. If you do not own a range back, we recommend purchasing one that's twice as large as what you anticipate! Range bags fill up quickly.
Many of the basic classes do not require a lot of ammunition to be loaded in the firearm. As students move on to advanced classes, extra magazines and speed loaders are often required. We suggest having at least two magazines or speed loaders available for convenience, exercises, and drills.