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Skill Development

Whether you want to refine your shooting skills for sport or hunting, get your License to Carry, or gain the experience and wherewithal to act quickly and decisively in an extreme situation; Athena Gun Club offers the specialized training programs and expert instruction you’re looking for to accomplish your goals. PLEASE NOTE: When signing up for a class, you must sign up ONE PARTICIPANT at a time. Multiple purchases must be done separately.

Handgun Essentials - $165

Handgun Essentials is designed to teach you everything you need to own and operate your handgun in a safe manner. We focus on firearm safety rules, grip, stance, sight alignment loading, unloading, and the fundamentals of how to make a firearm safe. If you have just purchased a handgun or have never learned to use your handgun, this is the ideal class for you.

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Class Overview:

  • Private one-on-one instruction
  • Assistance in weapon selection
  • Firearms and range safety
  • Thorough understanding of a handgun and its operation
  • Proper fundamentals of marksmanship
  • First half of the class is in a classroom setting/Second half is on the range

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: None

Handgun Progression - $165

Building on the fundamental skills learned in Handgun Essentials, Handgun Progression is intended for those that own and know how to safely shoot their firearm, but want to improve their marksmanship and firearm manipulation skills. This course will continue to build your confidence and knowledge of firearm manipulation.

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Class Overview:

  • Reinforce firearms and range safety
  • Gear placement and considerations
  • Introduction to more advanced shooting
  • Reloading techniques (Tactical and Speed)
  • Malfunction drills

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: Handgun Essentials

Firearms Rental Safety - $25

The Firearms Rental Safety is designed for anyone who has never fired a handgun and want to learn basic safety skills in a fun and safe environment. Guests who are unable to show safety proficiency and want to rent firearms at Athena Gun Club must take this class prior to renting a firearm.

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Class Overview:

  • Firearms and range safety
  • How to properly load and unload a firearm
  • How to make a firearm safe and clear
  • Understanding basic firearm operation

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: None

The Firearm Rental Safety Course is given on a walk-in basis. Wait time may take up to one hour. Reservations recommended.

Shotgun Essentials - $165

Shotgun Essentials is designed to teach you everything you need to know to own and operate your shotgun in a safe manner. We focus on shotgun safety rules, how the shotgun functions, and how to accurately shoot your firearm. This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn how to use their shotgun for self or home defense.

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Class Overview:

  • Private one-on-one instruction
  • Assistance in firearm selection
  • Firearms and range safety
  • Understanding of ammo variations and gauge differences
  • Knowledge of semi-auto vs. pump
  • Proper fundamentals of marksmanship

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: None

Rifle Essentials - $165

Rifle Essentials is designed to teach you everything you need to know to own and operate your rifle in a safe manner. We focus on rifle safety rules, how to use your rifle, and how to accurately shoot your firearm. This is a great class for new shooters who want to learn how to use their rifle in multiple applications.

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Class Overview:

  • Private one-on-one instruction
  • Assistance in weapon selection and caliber differences
  • Firearms and range safety
  • Explanation on differences in ammo selection
  • Thorough understanding of the rifle and its operation
  • Proper fundamentals of marksmanship

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: None

Shotgun Progression - $165

Shotgun Progression is designed for those who already own and know how to shoot their shotgun but want to improve their marksmanship skills. This course will expand your proficiency and knowledge to take your shotgun skills to the next level.

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Class Overview:

  • Reinforce Range Safety
  • Private one-on-one instruction
  • Gear placement and considerations
  • Reloads (from sidesaddle and caddie)
  • Slug changeover
  • Pattern Analysis

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: Shotgun Essentials

Basic Gun Cleaning & Maintenance - $100

Our Basic Gun Cleaning and Maintenance class will teach you the basics of how to clean, service, and maintain your firearm to keep it in good working order. The class will cover how to use the products in the Athena Gun Club cleaning kit and how to maintain the tools in the kit. Each student will take a hands-on approach to cleaning their own personal firearm in a group setting which will help them prolong the life of the firearm and keep their firearm safe and reliable.

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Per person + $25 per additional firearm

Class Overview:

  • How to safely disassemble their firearm
  • Understand what products work best for cleaning each part of the firearm
  • Learn how often to clean their firearms

Equipment Required: None. Athena Gun Club cleaning kits are available for purchase.

After Dark Gun Essentials - $120

A high percentage of crime occurs at night. Athena’s certified NRA instructors with Law Enforcement Officer and Military real world experience will teach you simulated night shooting techniques. When day turns to night, will you be prepared? Our After Dark Handgun Essentials can make sure you are.

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Equipment Required: None. Loner flashlights provided by Athena.

Prerequisite: Handgun Essentials

Instructor Observation - $50

Shooters will have the chance to be observed by our NRA-certified instructors. They will be able to assist shooters with any improvements to their techniques and shooting styles, and provide additional instruction in order to improve the shooter’s skills.

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Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: Handgun Essentials

Rifle Progression - $165

Building on your basic knowledge, Rifle Progression will further enhance your effectiveness with your rifle by adding new skills and fine-tuning your training goals. We will offer gear recommendations so you can modify your rifle style as you see fit.

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Including complimentary box of ammunition (.22LR, 7.62X39, 7.62X51, .223, or 5.56)

Class Overview:

  • Private one-on-one instruction
  • Gear placement and considerations
  • Reloads (Admin, Tactical, and Speed)
  • Target Acquisition
  • Positions
  • Controlled Pairs
  • Advanced malfunctions

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisite: Rifle Essentials

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