Pistol Training


Woman loading semi automatic pistol

Does owning and learning to use a hand gun appeal to you? Let Eschaton help you chose the best handgun for you. Revolvers and semi-automatics both have their advantages and disadvantages. Not to mention sizing to fit hand, caliber, barrel lengths, trigger pull weights, recoil, and other factors.

Whatever handgun you choose in the end, Eschaton instructors will educate you on its proper use, maintenance, and safety.

Handgun Safety

  • How to check a handgun safely to see if it is loaded
  • How to store your handgun to prevent children from injury
  • Using trigger locks and slide/magazine locks
  • Proper carrying technique (holstered and in hands)
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Range safety rules

Using a Handgun

  • Loading and unloading handguns
  • Holding handguns while firing–best one hand and two hand grips
  • Stances
  • Aiming techniques for best results
  • Pulling the trigger
  • Dealing with recoil and noise
  • Strategies

Maintaining a Handgun

  • Cleaning and oiling handguns
  • Finding a qualified gunsmith

Fundamental Rules for All Guns

Treat every gun as loaded. Even if you saw the person handing you a fire arm check or empty it, it is your responsibility to verify that it is empty. Remove the magazine, pull back the slide, disengage the cylinder, etc. to be 100% sure if the gun is empty (or loaded).

Never point the muzzle at anything that you do not want to destroy. Accidental discharges occur, sometimes with devastating results. Guns are tools, not toys. Treat them with the seriousness they warrant. Other people, including your children, may be watching and learning. Make sure your actions and attitudes promote safety and proper respect for these lethal tools.

Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to shoot. Guns do not fire themselves. Be sure of your target AND what is behind it before your touch the trigger. Be sure you intend to destroy what you are aiming at, whether it is a target or an armed intruder.

Learn how to select, accurately shoot, and maintain the handgun best suited to your needs. Contact Eschaton for the next scheduled or private handgun class.