Course Overview:

Malfunctions are an inevitable part of using firearms, and knowing how to address them swiftly and effectively is crucial for any gun owner. The Advanced Malfunction Clearing Course is designed to teach participants how to identify and clear common handgun malfunctions confidently, whether in shooting sports or self-defense situations.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Handgun Malfunctions: Participants will learn to identify and classify different types of handgun malfunctions, including stovepipes, failure to feed, failure to eject, and more. Understanding these malfunctions is essential for efficient clearing.
  • Confident Clearing Techniques: Gain hands-on experience practicing various malfunction clearing techniques. Learn the most effective methods to clear malfunctions quickly and get your firearm back into action.

Skill Level Enhancement:

This class is suitable for novice to experienced shooters, providing valuable insights and techniques for shooters at all levels to improve their proficiency in handling malfunctions.

Course Content:

  • Identification of Common Malfunctions: Understand the causes and characteristics of common handgun malfunctions.
  • Clearing Techniques: Learn step-by-step procedures to confidently clear different types of malfunctions under pressure.
  • Live Fire Drills: Practice malfunction clearing drills on the range to reinforce skills learned in the classroom.

Course Requirements:

  • Experience Level: Suitable for novice to experienced shooters.
  • Open Mindset: Participants should come with a willingness to learn and practice new techniques.

Course Benefits:

  • Enhanced Skills: Improve your ability to address handgun malfunctions confidently and efficiently.
  • Real-World Application: Skills learned in this course are applicable in both shooting sports and self-defense scenarios.
  • Increased Confidence: Gain the confidence to handle malfunctions effectively, even in high-pressure situations.

Enrollment Details:

  • Duration: Typically a few hours, combining classroom instruction and live fire drills.
  • Class Size: Limited to ensure personalized attention and effective learning.
  • Equipment Needed: Participants must bring their own handgun, ammunition, and appropriate range gear.

Join Us: Enroll in the Advanced Malfunction Clearing Course and gain the skills to handle handgun malfunctions with confidence. Whether you’re a novice shooter or experienced marksman, this course will sharpen your abilities and prepare you for any situation.


580 Mayer St.
Bridgeville, PA 15017


(412) 221-4900



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