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Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms


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Typology Workshop
Methodology Online
Class hours 24h
Duration 4 Weeks
  • Workshop
  • Online
  • 24h
  • Duration:
    4 Weeks

Are you interested in firearms, but do not know where to start?  Our Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms course will explore the major types of firearms-how to handle them and their purposes.  Taking our course will provide enough information to enable students to make a decision on which type of firearm may be right for them.  Also included in our class is a guide to how to manage your firearm; from carrying and firing, to storing your firearm.  Our class will give students an introduction on where to shoot your gun and the types of competitions you may want to participate in.  Take our Guide 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms to give you the best basic information of firearms prior to making your purchase!

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

After completing this course, you should be able to: •Identify the major types of firearms •List the different uses for guns •Recall the importance of gun etiquette •Recognize the responsibilities of owning a gun

· Who is it intended for?

The course is aimed at anybody interested in outdoor sports.

· Requirements

No prior qualification required. However, you will need basic IT skills and a computer with internet connection to take part in this course.

· Qualification

You get an IACET endorsed printable certificate on passing the final quiz and scoring 80% plus marks.

· What marks this course apart?

It is a Outdoor Sports instructor led course with access to the program for 4 weeks. It is a brand new course and therefore features the very latest in this subject area. It has been created by experienced and highly skilled training professionals. Hundreds of students have attended it through our virtual corridors, many of whom have gone on to be effective professionals in this sector.

· What happens after requesting information?

On receiving your request a course advisor from Ed-Next will contact your through email or telephone to explain everything about this course, including how you can sign up, payment options and enrolment periods.


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Course programme

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 1

Gun Basics

Before purchasing a firearm, you first need to decide what you will be using the gun for. In module one, we will look at the uses of guns and the types of guns that would most best be used for specific situations. Many people do not want guns in their homes. Module one will look at the importance of both demystifying your firearm as well as securing your gun. Module one culminates with a discussion on the modern cartridge and parts of a gun.

  • Guns are Like Golf Clubs
  • What Do You Need a Gun For?
  • My Significant Other Doesn’t Want a Gun in the House
  • How Does a Gun Work
  • Parts of a Firearm

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 2
Types of Guns

Module two will explore the three main categories of firearms (handguns, rifles, and shotguns). We will look at the different guns in each of the categories, what they are used for, and the basics of how to use each. Also included in module two is specialty guns and rifles and the basic occasions and/or reasons behind their purchase.

  • Handguns
  • Revolvers
  • Pistols
  • Specialty/Novelty
  • Rifles

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 3
Choosing the Right Gun and Ammunition

Module three will help guide you through the process of selecting which gun you might like to purchase. Also included is gun etiquette-the rules in a gun shop of how to appropriately handle a firearm. A great way to view many guns in a short period of time is to visit a gun shop. Module three will share some of the basic rules of gun shows. Ammunition selection is sometimes a difficult part in learning about firearms. Module three will go over different cartridges and bullet types, as well as the magnum gun and its use of cartridges and caliber suggestions.

  • Gun Etiquette
  • Gun Shows
  • The Magnum
  • Bullet Types
  • Dram Equivalent

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 4
So I’ve Got a Gun, What Do I Do with It?

Once you have purchased a firearm, you may be ready to begin target practice, but module four will go over the importance of reading the gun manual. Module four will go over the basic care of your new firearm and the importance and responsibility you have to keep your firearms in a safe locations. Also included in module four is how to store, clean and fix your firearm, as needed.

  • Storing Guns in Cases or Holsters
  • Gun Safes
  • Cleaning Your Gun
  • Warranty Work
  • Gunsmiths

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