You never forget your First Shots! Take yours at Elite Firearms & Training, in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) First Shots program. This comprehensive course is designed to provide newcomers with quality instruction in the safe, recreational use of firearms and the opportunity to experience shooting for the first time.

Course Overview

What You’ll Learn:

  • Classroom Instruction: The first half of the course is conducted in the classroom, where students will learn basic safety fundamentals and the essentials of pistol shooting. Topics covered include:
  • Safety Fundamentals: Understanding firearm safety rules to ensure a secure shooting experience.
  • Basic Pistol Shooting Techniques: Proper grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, and trigger control.
  • Range Time: After the classroom session, students will be divided into groups and taken to the range. Here, they will:
  • Hands-On Practice: Put their newly learned fundamentals to use with a supervised course of fire.
  • Building Confidence: Focus on developing safe habits and gaining confidence on the firing line rather than aiming for accuracy.

What’s Included:

  • Firearms and Equipment: Students will be provided with a .22LR semi-automatic pistol, ear and eye protection, .22LR ammunition, and targets.
  • Certificate and Gift Card: Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and a $25 gift card to Elite Firearms & Training.

Course Benefits:

  • Safe Environment: Learn and practice shooting in a secure, controlled environment under the guidance of experienced instructors.
  • Confidence Building: Gain confidence in handling and shooting a firearm, making it easier to visit the range independently in the future.
  • Introductory Experience: Perfect for those new to shooting who want to try it out in a structured and supportive setting.

Enrollment Details:

  • Frequency: This class is typically offered once per month.
  • Registration: For the latest offerings and to enroll, visit our Facebook page or check out our events page.
  • Refund Policy: Refunds are available within 7 days of the class date, minus a $9 fee.

Join Us: Take your first shot at Elite Firearms & Training and start your journey into the world of shooting sports. Whether you’re a complete novice or someone looking to refresh your skills, this introductory course offers a fantastic opportunity to learn in a friendly, supportive environment. Don’t miss out on this exciting and empowering experience! Enroll today and see why First Shots is the best way to get started with shooting.

We look forward to welcoming you to our range!


580 Mayer St.
Bridgeville, PA 15017


(412) 221-4900



  • Tues-Fri: 11am to 7pm
  • Sat: 10am to 7pm
  • Closed: Sun / Mon