Learn all the basics for pistol shooting

Handgun Essentials Online Course

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  • 2 hours of professional firearm training
  • Learn everything needed for shooting a pistol
  • Proper grip, stance, sight alignment, trigger pull + more
  • Plus learn how to practice at home with dryfire

About this Online Class

  • Learn all the basics of pistol shooting

    From proper stance and sight alignment, to trigger pull and presentation, this course will take you through all the essentials.

  • Dry fire practice – skill development

    Find how you can practice at home with step-by-step demonstrations and develop your pistol shooting abilities.

  • 2 Hours of Professional Instruction

    Learn from a professional firearm instructor

  • Immediate Access after Registration

    You will have immediate access to the course after the free registration form is completed.

  • Smartphone, Tablet or Computer

    Our class works on all devices with a modern web browser.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Earn an official GunSafetyTrainingPro.com certificate of completion once the course is completed.

Master Your Handgun Skills from Home

Are you ready to elevate your shooting skills from the comfort of your own home? Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced shooter looking to refine your skills, this course offers invaluable insights and techniques from a seasoned firearm instructor. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to handle a handgun safely and effectively.

Learn from Professional Instructors

Our course is led by top-tier instructor, Eric Wise, who bring years of experience and expertise to the virtual classroom. You’ll receive personalized guidance and professional tips that you won’t find anywhere else. 

In-Depth Training Modules

  • Proper Stance: Understand the foundation of good shooting by mastering various stances that provide stability and accuracy.
  • Grip: Learn how to hold your pistol for maximum control and minimal recoil.
  • Sight Alignment: Discover the secrets to perfect sight alignment and sight picture for pinpoint accuracy.
  • Trigger Press: Master the art of smooth and controlled trigger press to avoid jerking and improve shot placement.
  • Presentation: Consistency is key. Learn how to properly present the pistol for speed and accuracy.
  • Reloads: Become proficient in both tactical and combat reloads to ensure you’re always prepared.
  • Dryfire Techniques: Practice safe and effective dryfire drills at home, allowing you to hone your skills without live ammunition.

Real-World Benefits

Convenience and Flexibility

One of the standout benefits of the Handgun Essentials Online Class is the flexibility it offers. You can learn and practice at your own pace, fitting training sessions into your busy schedule without the need to visit a range. Progress at your own pace, on your own schedule.

Home-Based Practice

With our emphasis on dryfire techniques, you can practice critical skills in a safe and controlled environment. This means you can continually improve without the added cost or time commitment of frequent range visits.

Enhanced Confidence and Safety

By mastering the fundamentals through our comprehensive course, you’ll gain the confidence and skills necessary to handle a handgun safely, effectively. This not only enhances your personal safety but also contributes to a safer community.

But training doesn’t stop here. The ultimate goal is to take the knowledge gained and further your skill through in-person professional firearms courses and/or competition shooting.

Enroll Today and Elevate Your Skills

Don’t wait to take control of your handgun training. Enroll in the Handgun Essentials Online Class today and start your journey towards becoming a skilled and confident shooter. Remember, proper training is key to safe and effective handgun use. Invest in your skills and safety now!

Your training begins here. Are you ready?

Frequently Asked Questions

After you register, you will have immediate access to all of the course materials through our learning platform. You will also receive an email with your login credentials so that you can access the course at anytime.

The only required equipment is a computer, tablet or smartphone with internet access to view the lessons. You do not need a handgun or other equipment to take the class and benefit from the material.

If you would like to follow along with your own handgun at home, ensure you have access to a safe environment and the following equipment:

  • A handgun (unloaded) with magazine
  • Snap caps or dummy rounds

It is your responsibility to be sure that your environment is safe and free from distractions when conducting dryfire practice from home. Always follow all safety precautions to ensure that the handgun is unloaded and there is no live ammunition in the same room. Lastly, you are also responsible for ensuring that all laws and regulations are followed.

Absolutely! Our course is designed to cater to all levels of experience. Whether you’re a complete novice or looking to refresh your skills, you’ll find the content valuable and engaging.


The course consists of 10 modules, totaling about 2 hours in length. You can take the course at your own pace and revisit any lessons as needed.

There are no age restrictions for the class. It is your responsibility to ensure all safety rules are followed. Our course is available globally, but please ensure you comply with local laws and regulations regarding firearms training and ownership.

Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate of completion along with information for next steps to further your training.

Once the course is started, no refunds will be issued. Please contact us if you have any questions or are having technical difficulties.

We take your privacy and security seriously. Our platform uses industry-standard encryption to safeguard your personal information and payment details. 

Yes, upon successfully finishing the course, you’ll receive a digital certificate of completion that you can download and print.

The instructor for this course, Eric Wise, is a certified firearms trainers with extensive experience in both teaching and practical handgun use. You can trust that you’re learning from the best in the industry. For more information about Eric, please select the “Instructor” tab at the top of this page.

Eric has over 19 years of law enforcement experience and is a full time firearms and tactics instructor for a large police department in Texas.  He is the lead instructor for the department’s cadet curriculum and holds certifications in multiple less lethal force options and is a certified instructor for active shooter response.

He is a founding member of his department’s marksmanship team and holds Master Class rankings in both USPSA and IDPA and multiple Grand Master rankings in SCSA.  Eric is an avid competitor and is the Match Director for the largest Law Enforcement / Military multigun shooting competition in the country.  


2 reviews
Frank A.
Very good online course. Learned a lot.
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Joe D.
This course was very beneficial and goes through everything in detail. The instructor is easy to understand and explains the concepts well.
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