Introductory and Intermediate Courses
offered at Palm Beach Shooting Center

 Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Course
This is the required State of Florida certificated basic safety course, that covers firearms safety, on range qualification, individual legal responsibility and Florida law requirements. Cost includes class, range time, ear & eye protection, firearm rental, ammunition, State CWL application pack and all class room materials.
Please note: This class is for experienced shooters who can demonstrate basic handgun knowledge and safety. If you are not an experienced shooter, please register for the Handgun Intro Class below which will also meet the requirements to apply for your Florida concealed weapon permit.
Course Level: Intermediate
Cost: $75
Length: 2 Hours
Ammunition Required: Included
Equipment Required: None. Handgun, and Eye & Ear Protection Rental are Included in the Course Fees
Prerequisites: Students must be 21 years or older and able to demonstrate competency with a handgun.
2017 Course Dates:
Wednesdays at 5:30pm & Saturdays at 11am 
Preregistration is Required. To reserve your space, please call the range directly at 561-588-4867.
**THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT BY PALM BEACH SHOOTING CENTER STAFF, NOT FFT INSTRUCTORS.**

 Introduction to Handgun
This 4 Hour class is designed to teach the student the basic knowledge and attitudes necessary for selecting owning and using the pistol of their choice safely and effectively. Topics covered include: Safe gun handling, weapon selection, firearm nomenclature and manipulation, ammunition options and applications, storage & maintenance, fundamentals of pistol shooting including, grip options, stance options, sighting fundamentals, trigger control. 
This class will qualify students to apply for a Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.
Course Level: Introductory
Cost: $150 ($135 for Range Members)
Length: 4 Hours
Ammunition Required: 100 rounds
Equipment Required: None. Handgun, and Eye & Ear Protection Rental are Included in the Course Fees
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older

Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Number of Students: 12 
2017 Course Dates:
Thursdays from 5-9pm & Sundays from 10am-2pm

Preregistration is required.
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $75. 


 Advanced Concealed Carry Class 
Course Brief: So you’ve got your Concealed Carry Permit, now what? This 4 Hour class covers those very next steps that everyone planning to carry a handgun for self-defense should learn. This is not a target shooting class, it’s learning to use your firearm in a realistic way to fight for your life and specifically addresses Concealed Carry issues. This is designed for current Concealed Carry License holders who would like to hone their personal protection skills for real life situations.
Course Level: Intermediate
Cost: $150
Length: 4 Hours
Skills that will be Worked On and Topics Discussed in this Class:
- Understanding Defensive Ammunition & Selection Criteria
- Situational Awareness & Tactical Planning
- Fighting Mindset 
- Concealment Holsters / Carry Options
- Fitting Gun to Hand 
- Understanding Stress Fire
- Understanding and Using Physical and Psychological Reactions to Lethal Force Confrontations
- Understanding Line of Sight in Combative Environments
- Correct Drawing Techniques
- Drawing from Concealed Carry
- Combative Shooting Positions
- Introduction to Combative Shooting Techniques
- Two Handed Subconscious Sight Picture Techniques
- Moving Off the X
Skills and Requirements Needed Coming Into this Class: 
- Must be comfortable shooting and manipulating chosen handgun on your own in a traditional static range environment.
- Must have shot at least 500 rounds through the gun you will be using prior to this class.
- Must understand how your gun functions.
- Must be able to load, unload, show clear.
- For semi-automatic handguns, must be able to pull the slide back and lock it open (back) and clear a malfunction (jam).
- Must have concealed weapons permit or provide a copy of a recent criminal background check.
If you would like help with any of the above, we recommend booking a Private Training Session with one of our instructors prior to attending this class.
Prerequisite Courses which will Help You Obtain the Above Skills but are Not Mandatory:
Introduction to Handgun
- Private Instruction
Equipment List:
- Your Chosen Handgun for Concealed Carry
- Holster for your Chosen Handgun (See Holster Guidelines Below)
- Minimum of 2 Magazines for Semi-Automatic or Speed Loaders for Revolver (The more you bring, the more time you get to spend shooting!)
- 150-200 Rounds Ammunition (This may be purchased at the range.)
- Full-wrap Eye and Ear Protection (May be borrowed from the range.)
- Sturdy Belt (designed to hold the weight of a gun)
- Pants with Belt Loops

- Closed-toe Shoes
- No V-neck or Tank-top Shirts

- A Cover Garment such as a Lightweight Button-up Shirt.
- Pen and Paper
All students must arrive with the equipment/clothing listed above. Those without the required equipment will not be able to participate in the on-range portion of the course.

Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Number of Students: 6
2017 Course Dates:
The 4th Monday of Each Month from 5-9pm
Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 3 days notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $75. 
Due to high demand and limited space for this class, no refunds will be issued and a late cancellation fee will apply to students arriving unprepared for the class. If you have any questions about the required equipment or how to prepare for this course, call or email us in advance to discuss.

 Introduction to Rifle / Carbine 
Course Brief: This class covers the basics of using your chosen rifle, whether it be bolt-action, lever-action or semi-automatic. Your instructor will cover Firearms Safety, Firearm Nomenclature, Firearm Specific Anomalies, Gun Management and Maintenance.
Course Level: Introductory
Cost: $150 
Length: 4 Hours
Ammunition Required: 100 rounds for semi-automatic or lever-action, 40 rounds for bolt-action
Equipment Required: Rifle rental is available, if needed, for $25. Must request rental at time of booking.
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older

Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Number of Students: 6
2017 Course Dates:
3rd Monday of each month from 5-9pm 
Preregistration is required.

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $75. 



AR15 / M4 Platform Principles
Course Brief: This course is geared towards anyone looking to learn how to use the AR15 platform safely, effectively and reliably. It offers owners of AR-15 / M-4 /M-16 style rifles the necessary skill set for safe and proper application of this AR platform. Students will become familiarized with the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and will learn the basic gun-handling skills that are necessary to safely operate and maintain this weapon system. Topics covered include:  Nomenclature, Mechanical Operation, Disassembly & Reassembly, Function Checking, Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting, Zeroing Sights, Understanding Projectile Trajectory, Shooting Positions, Preventive Maintenance and Cleaning. Perfect for the new or soon-to-be AR-15 owner. 
Course Level: Introductory
Cost: $150 
Length: 4 Hours
Ammunition Required: 100 rounds 
Equipment Required: AR-15 or M-4 type rifle with iron sights or optic, sling, and gun cleaning kit. 
Rifle rental is available, if needed, for $25. Must request rental at time of booking.
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older

Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Number of Students: 6
2017 Course Dates:
2nd Monday of each month from 5-9pm 
Preregistration is required.

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $75. 


 Intro to Shotgun
Course Brief: This is an introduction class that covers all aspects in the selection and operation of tactical type shotguns. How many times have you heard “all you need for the house is a shotgun” ….. well maybe and maybe not!. A shotgun can do more harm than good if the shooter is not properly trained. We will reveal both positive and negative points of using shotguns for practical real applicationsClass covers: Firearms safety, ammunition, gun handling, stance grip etc, maintenance, firearm selection, effective range for fighting shotguns, loading / reloading techniques.
Course Level: Introductory
Cost: $150 
Length: 4 Hours
Ammunition Required: 75 rounds of birdshot, 10 rounds of buckshot and 5 rounds of shotgun slugs minimum.
Equipment Required: Shotgun rental is available, if needed, for $25. Must request rental at time of booking.
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older

Maximum Student to Instructor Ratio: 6:1
Maximum Number of Students: 6
2017 Course Dates:
1st Monday of each month from 5-9pm at Palm Beach Shooting Center, Lake Worth
Preregistration is required.

Booking and Cancellation Policy: Full payment will be due to the instructor at the start of class, cash or credit. A credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. This card will not be charged unless you no show or cancel with less than 24 hours notice. The late cancel fee for this class is $75. 


 Individual Private Instruction: $100/hr with two hour minimum
Looking to buy a gun? We can help you decide on an appropriate firearm based on your individual needs and abilities BEFORE you buy. 

Already purchased a gun? We can familiarize you with it and teach you the proper maintenance. 


Having some accuracy problems? Our instructors will spend some One on One time with you to address any issues.