The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “F.A.S.T Handgun” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun "Fundamentals and Safety Training" on your specific handgun, a basic understanding of ammunition and how it functions as well as shooting fundamentals.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the safe use of a firearm – in this case a handgun. F.A.S.T Handgun is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn the basics of operation, cleaning and maintenance, safety and much more in a convenient 4 hour course. “F.A.S.T Handgun” is also meant as an introductory course for students new to handguns prior to taking SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1.

A number of topics will be covered in “F.A.S.T Handgun”. These include but are not limited to:

  •     Safe handling of your firearm.
  •     Gun Safety Rules
  •     Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  •     Basic components of a your Handgun
  •     Operation of your Handgun
  •     Shooting Fundamentals
  •     Clearing Common Stoppages
  •     Selecting a Handgun and Ammunition
  •     Cleaning and Maintain your Handgun


Required Equipment

  •     A modern, serviceable, handgun
  •     Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  •     50 Rounds of Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or
        specialty ammo.
  •     Comfortable clothing
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No     sandals or flip-flops.
  •     Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Baseball Cap

F.A.S.T. Handgun