Gun Safety & Familiarization Class
Costs $75 we provide class rental gun, target, eye & ear protection. Ammo is an additional cost. Whether you are interested in recreational shooting, competition, hunting, gun collecting, historical reenactment, personal safety, or home protection -- start with the basics. Wild West Traders Gun Familiarization Class will teach you the basic safety principles to help you begin the process of developing the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue your shooting interests.
The class covers:
- Safe firearm handling
- Georgia law and codes
- Types of firearms (primarily handguns) their parts and operation
- Ammunition, loading and unloading
- Shooting fundamentals to include how to grip the handgun, sighting, and firing
- Generally recognized range instructions and commands
- Other range safety
- Corrective shooting practices
- Overview of gun cleaning
- Suggestions on how to select the handgun right for you
- Range time
Our basic gun safety and familiarization class is taught by one of our instructors and primarily covers handguns. The class includes three hours of classroom instruction followed immediately by one hour of hands-on experience on the range using our guns. A 3 day notice is required to re-schedule a class. If a student no-shows and no-calls then that class fee is forfeited. Two reschedules are allowed then the fee is forfeited. No classes can be cancelled or rescheduled the day of the class.
Carry Conceal Weapon Class
Our Carry Conceal Class is designed to teach students the fundamentals to safely and legally carry a concealed firearm. This class is designed to give you training on the realities you will face and may experience every day when carrying a concealed weapon. After taking this course, students will have the knowledge, skills, mindset, and confidence to carry their firearm safely and efficiently. We highly recommend this class to anyone who has their Georgia Weapons Carry License, or those wanting to get their GAWCL. This is a four hour course and will include three hours of classroom instruction followed by an hour of range time with the instructor. This course is not a beginners class. Basic working knowledge of firearms and firearm safety is required before taking this course. Please bring your own firearm AND holster with you to this class.
- Use of force laws
- Georgia Weapon Carry Law
- Types of holsters and carry positions
- Drawing from concealment
- How to maintain situational awareness
- The fight after the fight
- Weapon retention
- Drawing from concealment
- Point shooting and rapid target acquisition
- Must be 21 years old as of day of class
- Basic knowledge of gun safety
- Basic knowledge of range safety
- Firearm, holster, and 50 rounds of ammo
A 3 day notice is required to re-schedule a class. If a student no-shows and no-calls then that class fee is forfeited. Two reschedules are allowed then the fee is forfeited. No classes can be cancelled or rescheduled the day of the class. Costs $75 per person, Ammo is an additional cost. Wild West Traders is open to the public 7 days a week. For more information about all the events and activities at Range, and to learn more about our Shooting Club and its' benefits, go to www.WWTGuns.com. Like us on Facebook. Come join the Fun!
Active Shooter Response Class
Let's face it, the world we live in today is a dangerous place. Don't be caught unprepared. This 2-hour class is designed to prepare you for this tragic, but unfortunately more and more common scenario.
Classroom topics include:
• How to prevent an active shooter scenario
• What to do if faced with an active shooter
• Mental preparedness and situational awareness
• Room barricading
• How to combat an active shooter
We recommend this class to teachers, hospital workers, office workers, and anyone who wants the knowledge on how to protect themselves and others in today's world. A 3 day notice is required to re-schedule a class. If a student no-shows and no-calls then that class fee is forfeited. Two reschedules are allowed then the fee is forfeited. No classes can be cancelled or rescheduled the day of the class. Class size limit 14. No Refunds. Two reschedules allowed. All reschedules must be completed a week before Class Date.
Home Defense Class
Our Home Defense Class is designed to take the beginner to average pistol shooter to the next level. During the classroom phase, which is approximately a quarter of the three hour class, participants will be shown various techniques used in real-life crime scenarios, home invasion, and assault. Incorporating these techniques into practice, participants will be introduced to several more advanced shooting drills that can be practiced at the range. In order to fully realize the benefits of intermediate instruction, each student must either have a working knowledge of pistols or have recently attended our Gun Safety & Familiarization Class.
Costs $75 per person, WWT will provide a class rental gun if needed, however it is highly recommended you bring the firearm you plan on using for home defense. Ammo is an additional cost. A 3 day notice is required to re-schedule a class. If a student no-shows and no-calls then that class fee is forfeited. Two reschedules are allowed then the fee is forfeited. No classes can be cancelled or rescheduled the day of the class.
Advanced Shooting Fundamentals
This course enhances and refines the basics you have already achieved through previous training.
Students will learn how to:
1. Integrate safe pistol handling with their skills.
2. Refine trigger mechanics.
3. Review and refine their grip.
4. Develop consistent grip establishment.
5. Increase their skills to “point shoot” (develop Natural Point of Aim)
6. Increase skills to use sights.
7. Understand when to use sights and when to point shoot.
8. Sequence movements to maximize speed and accuracy.
9. Build visual awareness of moving “no-shoots”.
10. Have fun and learn to self diagnose and train further on their own.
Introduction to the AR-15
This is a 3-hour beginners course designed to teach students about the operation of the AR-15 platform. After taking this class, students will have the knowledge and skills to use their AR-15 effectively for both self-defense, and sport shooting.
Topics covered include:
- Parts and Functionally
- Loading and Unloading
- Cleaning and Maintenance
- Basic Rifle Shooting and Techniques
- Range Time with the Instructor
Please bring your own rifle to this class. Your rifle must be chambered in .22LR, 5.56/.223, or 300 blackout.
***Note: You must use FRANGIBLE ammo only on our range when firing 5.56/.223. 40 rounds of ammo will be provided per student. Students may purchase more ammunition at our range if they choose.
Class Limit 6 Students
Class Price: $90
Defensive Pistol-Skills and Drills
This is not a beginner's course. Students must have already completed either our Concealed Carry, Home Defense, or Advanced Shooting Fundamentals class, or have an advanced working knowledge of pistols and range safety techniques.
In this class, students will combine many skills previously learned in live-fire range practice. Topics covered include:
- Proper holster draw
- Single-handed firing
- Point shooting
- Emergency and tactical records
- Emergency weapon malfunctions
- Shooting while moving
- Shooting from behind cover and concealment
- Low-light techniques and firing under low light
- Multiple target techniques, and how to transition between targets
Students will fire a minimum of 300 rounds in this class. Please bring your own holster, spare magazine or speed loader, magazine or speed loader carrier, and flashlight with you to this class. If you do not have these items, loaners may be available at the shop. Students will spend most of this class on the range, shooting drills specifically designed to test your abilities and show you your areas of weakness to improve your defensive pistol shooting. After taking this class, students will have practiced the real-world skills needed for defensive gun fighting.
Class size limit 6 students
Costs $50 per hour + 100 to 200 rounds ammunition and targets; we will provide class rental gun, eye & ear protection if you do not already have these items. Wild West Traders’ private lessons are taught by one of our instructors. Prospective students will be introduced to an instructor based on what the student wants to accomplish. Classroom instruction and range time are determined by the student and instructor. In order to fully realize the benefits of intermediate instruction, each student must either have a working knowledge of pistols or have recently attended our Gun Safety & Familiarization Class. Call 770-436-2218 to schedule a private lesson.
Tuesdays are 55+ Club Days at Wild West Traders - Indoor Shooting Range. FREE Range Time for anyone 55 and over provided they buy ammunition and targets from us. This is open free time practice and not an introduction to shooting. Please have firearm experience or take our Safety Class first. 55+ Club Range Rates apply to individual shooters only and not to organized groups, private lessons, or training classes. No Membership required. This offer is subject to change or cancellation at any time.
FREE range time for ladies provided you buy ammunition and targets from us. This applies to individual shooters only and not to organized groups, private lessons, or training classes. This offer is subject to change or cancelation at anytime.
Half off Range Time for individual officers provided you buy ammunition and targets from us. This applies to individual shooters only and not to organized groups, private lessons, or training classes. This offer is subject to change or cancelation at anytime.