H1 – Intro to Handguns
Current Price: $150.00
*Pricing and availability are subject to change at any time without notice.
We’re here to help build the foundation for future handgun owners and answer all the questions a first-time shooter would have. Safe handgun handling and operation, nomenclature, ammunition characteristics, storage, maintenance, and state and federal laws are just some of the topics covered in this comprehensive 6-hour course.
Topics will include:
• Handgun selection & vocabulary
• Loading & unloading
• Fundamentals of shooting accurately
• Maintenance & storage
outlander215 (verified owner) –
Great staff they have a lot of experience coming from the military and police. Beautiful new building and class room setup.
I took H1 with Greg Brown and was blown away at the knowledge he provided. I went into the class knowing the basics but came out with better fundamentals. Greg keeps the safety of firearm handling at the forefront of each topic while keeping the environment fun.
After taking the H1 class at WBA, I feel significantly more comfortable and confident in handling a handgun. Instructor Greg’s communication style was clear and relaxed while communicating safety practices and answering pragmatic questions about handling. In an environment that could be perceived as intimidating to a new shooter, both the instructor and staff at WBA made me feel relaxed and welcomed. Highly recommended class to anyone who wants to learn safe fundamentals.
Michael Cinquino (verified owner) –
My wife and I just took the H1 handgun class at White Birch and I wanted to share our experience.
Greg was our instructor and is equal parts world class human and world class expert. Greg brings a levity to the material while never compromising safety. He was in front of us for 6 hours and, as someone that trains speakers for a living, to keep up that level of game is really hard to do. He did it with ease. We feel very grateful to have him as our instructor for our first class at White Birch.
I have owned firearms in the past, have some shooting experience and training so I was worried that taking a beginner class was a waste of time. I was wrong. I learned a ton and for what I did already know, this class was a great refresher. I mention it in class but I’d like to mention it here as well: This is a class I wish I could give to everyone. I feel like even if you don’t plan on owning a firearm in the future, it can’t hurt to familiarize yourself under the care of an expert in a supportive environment. To say nothing of the fact we had a great time and it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday.
gnkrooney (verified owner) –
Well worth it! Not sure how anyone can afford not to take this class, very informative and helpful. The experience was a very positive one and I’m very grateful for Dylan’s approach. Highly recommended.
Jessica (verified owner) –
Meg was amazing! She answered all of our questions and had informed answers. I appreciated her experience with firearms. My husband came to the class with no experience and now he wants to move forward with more classes and purchase a handgun with confidence. Safety is everything! Thank you, Meg.
Ed Winkler (verified owner) –
Adam was great, direct and to the point with no wasted time on unnecessary details yet nothing felt rushed and students were encouraged to ask any questions they needed clarity on. The class was very diverse ranging from people who had never held a gun before to people who had taken courses in the past there was enough relevant information for all levels! Highly recommended
Joe George (verified owner) –
Class was great. Dan and Anthony were very knowledgeable. I am looking forward to H2
paleogreenbyrd (verified owner) –
Awesome class!! Tyler and Anthony were the best!!! Fun, and interactive environment, and always happy to answer any and all questions at all levels of experience. Every question is addressed with sincerity and respect. Don’t think twice, sign up now!!
Jennifer (verified owner) –
My experience at White Birch was absolutely THE BEST due to instructor Anthony Diorio! I started out by taking his hour-long private class (set up by my husband with our goal of overcoming some of my nervousness around the idea of firearms in general). Anthony is such an expert—within the hour lesson, he taught me *just enough* to digest—never overwhelming me—and this was the key for me. His expert instruction empowered me and gave me the confidence I needed. He adjusted his pacing in the moment, taking my lead in learning. His active listening, kindness, and understanding created a safe environment in which learning was possible. In a nutshell: I walked into the armory as a reluctant, nervous novice, and I walked out of instruction with Anthony feeling interested and wanting to learn more. I signed up for the H1 class (the person who used to be so anxious around firearms now signing up for day-long classes!). This experience was awesome! I am a step-by-step learner and Anthony ran with that, tailoring his instruction in the moment to my individual learning style. I came home with my target, certificate, and a newfound confidence in safety, vocabulary, operational skills and more…and everyone in my life is asking who managed to transform my thoughts around firearms. I will be back for more classes with my friends! I also had the benefit of the amazing Stevie being in class! Thank you, White Birch. My husband and I are so impressed.
Josh Woods (verified owner) –
Great experience. Tyler and Anthony made the class fun and engaging while providing a safe environment. I left with a strong foundation and confidence for H2.
Joe Setzer (verified owner) –
I really feel Ben and Annaliese were excellent to this old man. This learning curve was alittle easier to learn with their help. Looking forward to the next class.
rdominelli (verified owner) –
My daughter and I took the 2/19/23 class with Ben. He was knowledgeable, approachable and relaxed while stressing how important gun safety is. My daughter never shot a handgun before and was shooting well by the end of the day despite being a southpaw. The class was fun an informative and I recommend it as a great intro to handgun for new users and experienced users alike.
Sandy Downer (verified owner) –
Just took the H1 class with Anthony Diorio. Excellent class! I’ve taken others and still walked away with information I’ve never received before. His detail and patience with us was incredible. I’m going to practice what he’s shown me and look forward to an H2 class.
Laura (verified owner) –
Wonderful experience . Stevie, Annaliese and Anthony made the class fun a educational. I have never shot a handgun and really nervous. Anthony stresses how “safety” is the number one priority to handle a gun. This was a big step for me. I have only shot my husband’s guns a couple of times. During the time in the range I stared feeling more relaxed and comfortable after a couple of times shooting. The instructors were very patient with the ones who have never shot before. I did learn a lot from the class and would highly recommend taking the H1 intro handgun class. I can’t express enough that taking the class is the best thing to do. Thanks to Anthony,Stevie and Annaliese to making the class formative and easy to understand everything that was covered in the class.
Eileen Hauck (verified owner) –
This class was outstanding, very informative.
I really enjoyed the day and all the instructors were very patient and helpful. I would recommend it for anyone looking to take a beginners class.
Adele Marone (verified owner) –
Just completed the H1 class with Anthony. He was a great instructor with extensive knowledge in firearms. He kept the course interesting and it went by very quickly. Anthony was very patient and spent time one-on-one with each person on the range. Everyone in the class, no matter how much or how little experience they had previously took away useful information. Learned so much and look forward to the next course after spending more time practicing. The folks at White Birch are awesome!
Eric (verified owner) –
I took this class with my son for his senior project. I learned so much and Anthony was a great instructor who kept it interactive and fun. He knows firearms and how to use them safely. I would recommend his class to any level shooter.
I took this class for my senior project, and Anthony was great at teaching me the fundamentals in an interesting and engaging way.
Roy W Hauck (verified owner) –
Took H1 course at White Birch with Anthony and it was excellent. Learned a lot and was very interesting.