Handgun Training – What to Expect on Day One!

Gun Training Day one

Handgun Training – What to Expect on Day One!

If you’ve decided to begin handgun training – congratulations. That is a huge step in becoming a responsible handgun owner. On day one of your training course, you will cover the anatomy of a gun, how the gun works, get familiar withholding, loading, and then getting out on the range for your first shoot! This article will walk you through each of those steps in a bit more detail so that you can show up to your first day prepared.

 Anatomy of a Gun

The two most basic types of handguns are the pistol and revolver. Pistols are more common than revolvers. All modern handguns have 3 basic groups of parts.

  1. Action – The action is also known as the trigger group. It contains the parts of the gun that fire the cartridges. Depending on the handgun, the action may have different components.
  2. Frame – The frame is the part that also serves as the handle (or grip) of the handgun. Everything else on the gun is contained within it or connected to it.
  3. Barrel – The barrel is the metal tube that the bullet travels through. Handguns have shorter barrels than rifles or shotguns because a handgun is designed specifically to be shot with one or two hands instead of placed against the shooter’s shoulder.

Other Basic Terminology to Know

Repeating handguns are those such as revolvers and semi-automatic pistols that hold more than one round of ammunition. A resolver uses a cylinder to store the ammunition, and a semi-automatic pistol uses a removable magazine that fits inside the grip.

How Do Handguns Work?

All firearms, regardless of their other differences, operate using the same basic principles. When the trigger is pulled, a firing pin strikes the primer, the primer ignites the gunpowder, and then the burning powder creates pressure. That pressure pushes the shot or a bullet down the barrel and out the muzzle (or end).

Getting to Know Your Handgun Equipment

Before using a gun, you will want to understand its operation. Spend some time looking at manuals and other information to understand the different parts of your handgun fully. Once you have some time with your firearm, get into a course that will teach you the best way to utilize it. You’ll also need to know how to clean it and how to store it properly. Depending on the course you take, you may practice with your own handgun, or the entire class may use one type to begin and then differentiate depending on taste and other preferences.

Spend some time looking at manuals and other information to understand the different parts of your handgun fully.

Body Positioning

There are several steps to learning proper handgun-shooting techniques. At the basic level, the fundamentals are aiming carefully, breathing in and out, squeezing the trigger slowly, and following through. However, those fundamentals must also be combined with the proper grip, body position, and aiming techniques for accuracy. All of these will be covered in your class.

Tactical Dynamics: Expert Gun Training Professionals

If you are new to firearms and are looking to upgrade your skills, contact Tactical Dynamics today! As the industry-leading experts in firearm training, after just one session, you will feel comfortable handling a firearm.

Evan Bidgood
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