Clothing and Equiptment

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

Idaho Standard Carry and Concealed Weapons


Idaho Enhanced Carry and Concealed Weapons

course. If you are attending either of these courses, 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.

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Quality Eyewear

You MUST have quality eyewear glasses to protect your eyes from the gases the propel backwards 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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Ear Protection

Electronic ear protection is extremely important; especially when larger firearms are present. While you can purchase non-electronic hearing protection devices, the load noise produced when a firearm is discharged can be particularly damaging to your eardrums. Quality ear protection is one area you should not skimp on, especially if you are planning to practice on a regurlar basis.

For the Range

We typically hold our live fire exercises and shooting qualification sessions at an outdoor range. We suggest you check the weather forecast and come dresses appropriately. If you suspect you will need a jacket; please be prepared. If it looks like it will be a warm and sunny day, dress lightly, use a sunscreen protection with a SPF rating of 45 or more, and bring a baseball cap to shade your forehead.

Many classes, especially carry and concealed as well as the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home require low-light training exercises to familiarize students with the flash the muzzle produces and how to handle it. If your class includes low-light shooting conditions, please come prepared with a sweater, jacket, or other warmer clothes for the night-shooting exercises.

Range Bag

A good range bag is an indispensable tool for gun owners. Range bags allow you to easily transport your gun accessories, ammunition, extra magazines, and so forth. In addition to firearm accessories, you'll find range bags are good for keeping score cards, pens, paper, flashlights and just about any other miscellanious items you will need while at the range.

Magazine Holders and Speed Loaders

Basic classes are generally slower paced, use less ammunition, and do not require tactical reloads. As you progress to higher level firearm classes , you'll need to bring at least one additional magazine or speed loader to practice and prepare for tactical reloads.
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