Gun Safety

and Operation Classes

The Hub has Lakeside’s best indoor shooting range and gun safety training. If you are a regular visitor, shooting range memberships are available. Additionally, The Hub’s concealed carry weapon (CCW) and firearm safety training classes allow you to practice real-world concealed carry situations. These classes cover important information that helps keep you and your family safe.

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ARIZONA CCW Classes

Requirements: You must be 21 years old and able to load and unload your firearm safely. You also need to possess minimum shooting skills. If you are a beginner, we recommend taking one of our 101 classes before completing a CCW class.

The Hub offers a variety of different options for you to earn your CCW permit. Visit our CCW page to learn more about these classes.

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Our Classes
Include:

Basic Firearms Training Program

PRICE: CALL FOR PRICE

Two types of training classes exist: Groups up to 20 or 30, or Individual.
We have found individual training (up to one couple) to be the best class when first being introduced to firearms or for specialized firearm use.

Our 101 and 102 Classes have proven to be the best way to learn the basics.
In a two-hour class, you have more one-on-one time with an instructor than most two-day classes. Instructors teach to the lowest level of experience in the group, meaning that everyone gets the training they need to fully understand the material.

With a private class, you are taught from your level upward. Our goal is for you to fully understand how to operate the firearm that is best for you. Complete understanding and control brings the gun into the trusted-tool category and makes it a part of your family security plan. 

Arizona CCW Class

PRICE: $85.00 | MEMBERS: $65.00

Requirements: You must be 21 years old and able to load and unload your firearm safely. You also need to possess minimum shooting skills. If you are a beginner, we recommend taking one of our 101 classes before completing a CCW class.

This four-hour class includes shooting and upon completion fulfills the Arizona CCW permit requirements. Classes also include fingerprinting and background checks to obtain your permit.

Handgun 101 | Shotgun 101 | Carbine 101

PRICE: $150 | MEMBER: $100

  • One-on-one training or one couple
  • Requirement: 21 years old*

Learn about safe handling including loading and unloading, maintenance, and shooting limitations. This class will help you develop confidence in your capabilities. Range time and materials are provided. You can use your firearm or ours. The class includes ammo.

Special considerations on request*

Handgun 102 | Shotgun 102 | Carbine 102

PRICE: $200 | MEMBER: $150

One-on-one training or one couple
Requirements: 21 years old and completion of a previous 101 class
Handgun with drawable holster or purse. A/R carbine or shotgun.

Ammo requirements:

  • Handgun: 50
  • Carbine: 40
  • Shotgun: 25

Learn to use your firearm including reloading, drawing from purse or holster, and other skills specific to your firearm. Learn to shoot while moving.

Your specific firearm will be evaluated to see if it meets your needs. We can provide assistance in setting up a training schedule to achieve your goals. These classes are personal and discrete.

Our Classes Include:

HANDGUN 101

PRICE: $85 | DURATION: 5 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 12 | PREREQUISITE: None

This class covers safe gun handling, types of handguns and their features/functions, loading/unloading, an introduction to the fundamentals of marksmanship, cleaning, and safe storage. At the conclusion of the course, you will take a skills test. Passing this is required to advance to next-level courses.

A ladies-only version of this course is also available.

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Gear requirements*:

  • Concealed carry or home defense handgun
  • At least 2 magazines
  • Case/box or range bag
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Minimum of 75 rounds of training ammunition
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

Handgun 103

PRICE: $110 | DURATION: 5 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 12 | PREREQUISITE: Passing Handgun 101 Skills Test

This advanced introductory class covers gun safety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, an introduction to identifying and clearing malfunctions, multiple target engagements, an introduction to dynamic defensive drills, reload drills, and an introduction to the defensive handgun fighting mindset. The class will conclude with a skills test and passing is necessary to attend more advanced courses.

A ladies-only version of this course is also available.

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Gear requirements*:

  • Concealed carry or home defense handgun
  • At least 2 magazines
  • Case/box or range bag
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Minimum of 150 rounds of training ammunition
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

Pistol-Mounted Optics 1

NEW Red Dot Shooter Class

PRICE: $110 | DURATION: 5 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 12 | PREREQUISITE: None

This class includes a classroom introduction to red dot pistol concepts, zeroing, body mechanics, occluded sight drills, rapid dot acquisition drills, multiple target engagement drills, parallax drills, and reload and malfunction drills. It concludes with a skills test and passing this is necessary to advance to next-level courses.

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Gear requirements*:

  • Concealed carry or home defense handgun with red dot sight already mounted
  • At least 2 magazines
  • Case/box or range bag
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Minimum of 150 rounds of training ammunition
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

Handgun 201/Essential Defensive Carry

PRICE: $175 | DURATION: 7 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 10 | PREREQUISITE: Passing Handgun 103 Skills Test

This intermediate handgun course covers gun safety, dynamic application of marksmanship fundamentals, drawing from a holster (open or concealed carry), shooting while moving, multiple target/multiple distance engagements, introduction to the concept of speed, use of barricades, unconventional shooting positions, non-standard response drills, reload drills, malfunction drills, one-hand shooting drills, strategic thinking/planning and fighting. This all expands on the defensive fighting handgun mindset. The class concludes with a skills test and passing is necessary to advance to next-level courses.

Students in Handgun 201 must be able to stand, crouch, kneel, and move swiftly between firing positions.

A ladies-only version of this course is also available

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Gear requirements*:

  • Semi-automatic handgun
  • At least 3 magazines
  • Sturdy holster (open or concealed); NO soft or collapsible holsters (Note: for ladies-only course, you ARE permitted/encouraged to bring concealed carry purses, bellybands, or corset holsters)
  • Mag pouches
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Minimum of 200 rounds of training ammunition
  • Speed loader strongly recommended
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

Pistol-Mounted Optics 2

Advanced Intermediate Defensive Fighting Handgun with Red Dot Pistols

PRICE: $175 | DURATION: 7 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 8 | PREREQUISITE: Passing Pistol-Mounted Optics 1 and Handgun 201 Skills Tests

This class covers confirming zero, multiple target/multiple distance engagements, right hand/left hand (RH/LH) shooting, use of high/low barricades, one-hand drills, one-hand weapons manipulation drills, bounding cover-to-cover drills, and multiple fast-n-slow drills to demonstrate extreme proficiency with pistol-mounted optics. This course concludes with a skills test and passing is necessary to attend advanced courses.

Students in this course must be able to stand, crouch, kneel, and move swiftly between firing positions.

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Gear requirements*:

  • Concealed carry or home defense handgun with red dot sight already mounted/zeroed
  • At least 3 magazines
  • Sturdy holster (open or concealed); NO soft, collapsible holsters for this course
  • Mag pouches
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Minimum of 200 rounds of training ammunition
  • Speed loader strongly recommended
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

AR 101/Intro to Carbines

NEW Carbine Owner Class

PRICE: $85 | DURATION: 6 hours | MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 12 | PREREQUISITE: None

This class covers an introduction to the carbine weapons platform, features/functions, gun safety, zeroing iron sights, zeroing red dot sights, loading/unloading/reloading, multiple firing positions, multiple target/distance engagements, mechanical offset, gear set-up, use of slings, cleaning, and safe storage.

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Gear requirements*:

  • Carbine (or “pistol” equivalent), including but not limited to AR-15, AR-9, AK47, AK-9, IWI Tavor, FN SCAR, CZ Scorpion, SIG MPX/MCX
  • At least 3 magazines
  • Mag pouches
  • 1-point or 2-point sling
  • Eye protection
  • Electronic hearing protection
  • Rifle bag or box to safely transport to/from the range
  • Minimum of 100 rounds training ammunition
  • Note-taking material
  • A desire to learn and develop your skills

GUN SAFETY CLASSES AT THE HUB

Our classes help you to become a safer gun owner while also teaching you important shooting techniques. You can also earn your Arizona CCW.

Contact us online, in store, or over the phone to schedule a gun safety or CCW class at The Hub.

*Rental handguns, ammunition, and electronic hearing protection are available for an additional charge.

**For all of our classes, it is the student’s responsibility to know if they are legally allowed to possess and train with firearms in the United States.

Why You ShouldGet a CCW

In Arizona, anyone over the age of 21 who can otherwise legally own a gun is allowed to conceal carry. You may be wondering why you would want a CCW permit if you already have the option to conceal carry without it.

The benefits include:

  • Reciprocity One of the major reasons a gun owner would want an Arizona CCW is reciprocity. Gun laws vary state-to-state, so while you can conceal carry without a permit in Arizona, this is not true elsewhere. If you travel or move out of state, you may need a new CCW to conceal carry your weapon. 37 states recognize Arizona’s CCW. This means that if you earn a permit here, you will retain the right to conceal carry if you travel through or move to these states, provided you also follow any other regulations.
  • Streamlined Background Checks Another common reason you may want an Arizona CCW is that it can streamline background checks when you purchase firearms in the future. Since the CCW application includes a comprehensive background check, you may be able to skip further background checks for gun or accessory purchases.
  • Additional Gun Safety Training CCW classes include important safety information. While this class is not required to own a weapon, it can help you to be a more responsible gun owner. You will learn key safety rules and tips for proper storage and operation of your firearm.

Gun Safety Classes at The Hub

Our classes help you to become a safer gun owner while also teaching you important shooting techniques. You can also earn your Arizona CCW at The Hub. We offer discounts on our training classes for gun range members.

Contact us online, in store, or over the phone to schedule a gun safety or CCW class at The Hub.

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