Basic First Steps Pistol Class in San Mateo

51 Ratings


per person
Learn to shoot, load, and reassemble a pistol during a three and half hour basic class training program. While this isn't a certification program, it's a solid intro class that will get you started and allow for you to feel more confident when holding and shooting a gun.
Duration:  3hrs 30mins
Cancellation:  No refunds for cancelled bookings
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  • Understand how to shoot, load, and reassemble a pistol in a 3.5 hour training program
  • Learn the correct gun position, alignment, and trigger squeeze,
  • Take part in an introduction course to malfunction drills
  • Choose from a variety of calibers including Glock 9mm-45 or Sig 40

What's Included

  • Basic First Steps Pistol Class


You must pay the ammo fee and range fee on-site at time of activity.

Cancellation policy

If you want a refund, you have to contact us 3 days prior to your scheduled date. Any cancelations inside of the 3 days or ANY no shows will result in NO refund - you will NOT get your money back.

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Oct 22, 2020
The class was informative, but was very disorganized. The instructor did not have access to Livermore shooting range so I felt like I had to sneak in. The actual class was only about an hour long. For the price, one box of ammunition should be included.
Oct 12, 2020
Instructors were nice and informative. With COVID forcing businesses to adjust the services they can provide, it is understandable that Bay Area Firearms is not able to provide actual instructions on the range. What is not acceptable is how they have not adjusted their website to reflect the changes in their offerings nor did they adjust their prices. Their website and description of the basic first steps pistol training implied that we would get actual time to shoot on the range. The class was supposed to go from 9:00-12:30. While we did get an informative lesson on how to properly safely navigate pistols, they avoided any conversation about whether we would go on the range to fire any shots as implied on the website. The class ended at around 11am and when we asked if we would be able to shoot on the range that day, they said that their hands were tied and due to COVID, they couldn’t do so. I would have gladly accepted this information if they told us this upfront and didn’t accept our non-refundable payment at full price. If they were more fair and forthcoming about the situation, I might have left happy with what I learned. However, it felt a bit slimy that they would charge full price and only provide half of what you expected. If you don’t want to take my word for it, I invite anyone reading this to call their “office” number. I almost guarantee you they will not pick up but you will be met with a sketchy voicemail said “sorry we can’t get to the phone, but we are getting about 300 calls a day...please text us.” I was at their office all day, the phone never rang once. I texted them to ask about a certificate they were supposed to give us and have yet to get a response. While they are knowledgeable about guns and gun safety, they come off as greedy used car salesmen. If you love to give away your money to people who bragged about racking up $100k+ during the pandemic go right ahead and sign up for this class. If you really want to learn about guns and get your certification, go somewhere where they don’t use bait and switch techniques.
Oct 9, 2020
I did not attend due to medical reasons. However, I notified the company via email two weeks prior to the class, explaining I could not attend and wanted a refund. I have not received the refund and the company is being very problematic, to put it mildly. One email told me I can’t handle the truth, another stated we should blow China off the map. Terrible customer service experience.


Meeting location:  390 Lang Rd


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