Basic Pistol/CCW Class - Normally offered on the 4th Saturday of the month - 1-5 PM.

As of June 1, 2023, a Florida issued CCW Permit is no longer required to carry a concealed pistol in Florida. It is required, however, for a Florida resident to legally carry a pistol in the currently 37 other states who have reciprocity agreements with Florida. The course also contains information and experience valuable for both new and experienced shooters.

The Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Class is offered monthly, taught by certified NRA Instructors with years of experience. It covers the function, design, selection, and use of pistols, revolvers, and ammunition, along with safe gun handling, and basic shooting skills such as sight picture, trigger control, stance, and grip.  You will also receive hands-on live-fire instruction on the range.  If you are a beginning shooter, bring your .22 LR pistol and ammunition for this class, and bring the handgun you intend to carry, with ammunition. Also, bring any accessories and handbooks for all equipment. If you do not have a handgun, we will provide one if requested prior to the course.

f you are an experienced shooter, just bring your carry gun and ammunition. A .22 LR pistol is optional for experienced shooters. The range portion of the course will be conducted on a covered outdoor firing line. Dress appropriately, including shoes that completely cover the feet. Ear and eye protection is required on all ranges.

To reserve your seat email,  along with a copy of the front of your driver's license to ensure accuracy in issuing your certificate of completion. This will be returned to you at the class.
Cost is $60 for non- members and free to members during their first six months as a Club member. Class size limited to 8 students. The class is usually offered on the fourth Saturday of the month, other than on holidays. Check the FG&AC calendar to confirm the date, and note any changes.

The class begins at 1PM in the Trap Field building and concludes at the pistol range, at approximately 5 PM.  Arrive by 12:45 PM to complete enrollment prior to class.

Please note that while this course contains the basics necessary to safely carry and use a pistol, and uses materials taken from the NRA pistol course, it does not include all the topics and activities to completely meet the official NRA Pistol Course requirements. The official NRA Pistol Course will periodically be offered at the FG&AC, will be listed on the club calendar, and members will be notified accordingly. 

Introduction to Shooting for Ladies
We will be reintroducing a specially developed program, based on and adapted from the National Rifle Association program – Women-On-Target.  It is designed specifically to familiarize ladies with firearms who may have them in their home or have relatives who shoot, but who are not experienced themselves and wish to become more knowledgeable.

Participation in the shooting experience is enthusiastically recommended but is not required to attend the instructional presentation. The range experience is the best way to become familiar with firearms and provides an opportunity to fire both low recoil rifles and handguns.

As with all of our educational programs, safety is stressed and practiced.  Hearing and eye protection is required as it is on all ranges.  The range experience will be conducted outdoors on a covered firing line. Shoes that completely enclose feet are required. Appropriate dress is required. 

Beginners are most welcome as are those with some experience who wish to become more completely informed.
Check the club calendar for scheduling.  For more information, contact Our Public Relations Chair at or by phone at the club number (888) 823-4251 Option 1

Shooting Experience Clinics
Occasionally, department directors offer both beginning shooter orientation sessions and workshops for shooters experienced in other venues who would like to try or become more proficient in, something different.  These will normally be advertised to members via email and included on the monthly calendar.

More information will be available from the points of contact included in the notices and club calendar.
Club members and other shooters wishing to begin shooting Skeet or Trap can contact the club Education Director at  Specialized shotguns are not required as long as chokes are adjustable or able to be replaced.

Customized Workshops
We can offer shooting and learning experiences and workshops to representing civic, fraternal, religious, educational, and other organizations. Please contact the education director to discuss your objectives at
Appleseed Project – We Make Riflemen
Project Appleseed teaches the fundamentals of rifle marksmanship and intertwines these skills with the history and heritage of our great nation.  This is a totally non-political organization that reacquaints participants with the past and offers them the knowledge and rifle skills necessary to help ensure freedom for the future.  Appleseed welcomes riflemen at all current levels of proficiency to a great shooting experience; if you can shoot now, Appleseed can help you shoot better.

Appleseed is family-friendly, offering children an opportunity to share with mom and dad learning marksmanship skills and firearms safety, and to gain responsibility and confidence and learn history that is often lacking in our schools.

Instructors are among the most accomplished marksmen in the country, have received over 125 hours of training, and can assure participants of the highest levels of safety and a rich learning experience.  Appleseed weekends are offered at the Flagler Gun and Archery club at least yearly. More information can be obtained at and our club calendar.