Skills & Drills Fundamentals

Skills & Drills Fundamentals

April 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Governors Gun Club Kennesaw
1005 Cobb Palce Blvd NW Kennesaw Ga 30144


This class is the 2nd in a 4-part series.  Co-Ed Handgun Fundamentals or Empowering Women Fundamentals is a prerequisite for this class & must have been successfully completed prior to taking this course.

Fundamental Skills & Drills is a two-hour course designed as a Beginners-level class that will occur on the range. This course will test the students’ ability to consistently demonstrate firearm safety while handling a firearm. Proper shooting stance, grip, aiming, trigger control, and follow thru will be the focus of the drills performed. Drills are designed to create proper muscle memory while expanding the students’ skill & confidence level. Students will increase their ability to strike the target in a designated area while in a stationary position while performing fundamentals correctly.


Terminal Learning Objective (TLO)

In an indoor, low-stress environment, upon completion of the course, all students are expected to be proficient with the proper handling of their firearm, including safety.  This includes using the proper terminology associated with their firearm. Through repetition of the drills, they will demonstrate their knowledge/skills of all of the external feature of their pistol (magazine release, slide stop, racking the slide, locking the slide back, sights etc..) or their revolver (ejector rod, cylinder release, hammer, etc..).  Drills will be performed at a short-range distance of 3-7 yards while in a stationary position.  By the end of class, all students will be able to demonstrate efficient use of their firearm.


Required Course Materials

  • Students will be required to provide a personal firearm, with three magazines (pistol) or two speed loaders (revolver).
  • 75-100 rounds of ammunition.
  • Hearing and eye protection.
  • Minimum of 5 snap caps/ dummy rounds
  • Note: All targets are provided as course material
  • Wear comfortable clothing, closed-toed shoes & no low-cut shirts.


Required Note of Warning:

 Governors Gun Club reserves the right to remove any student from the course for safety concerns or frequent safety infractions. No money will be refunded, and the individual will be refused further training instruction until the successful completion of Handgun Fundamentals and Safety Courses. If the written or performance test are not passed (where applicable), a later date will be scheduled for remedial training so the student can have a chance to continue to progress.

Course Schedule

This is a two-hour live fire course.

One 10-minute break will be provided at the beginning of the 2nd hour.

All drills will be run with shooters working in unison upon instructors’ commands.

The pace of the drills will be determined by the skill & safety level of the students.

Students will be provided one-on-one instruction throughout the class.


Topics to Be covered:

  • Review of 5 handgun fundamentals
  • Reinforcement of proper firearm terminology
  • Introduction to Range Commands
  • Live fire drills reinforcing gun safety & fundamentals
  • Demonstration of clearing a firearm
  • Introduction to magazine changes (time permitting)
  • One-handed, strong hand shooting (time permitting)
  • Confidence Drills



Adult Waiver



Josette Chmiel

Josette, a native New Yorker, grew up in a very firearm friendly environment from a young age. As an adolescent, Josette grew up in an environment where firearm safety and education was encouraged.

For 10 years, she has been actively involved in our 2A rights.  As a volunteer and current board member of Grass Roots NC, she works the front lines defending our 2A rights.

Josette continues to hone her own firearm skills with various trainers and strong focus on training women in self-empowerment thru self-protection. She has been teaching and writing her own successful curriculum for the past 6 years, including her newly launched 4-part Empowering Women Series.  Josette is very passionate about her students learning the necessary means to protect themselves, covering grounds from less lethal forms of self-defense to embracing new shooters and assisting those interested in stepping out into competitions.

Her current teaching certifications include NRA Basic Pistol, NRA Inside & Outside the Home Protection, Chief Range Safety Officer. She is also qualified to teach the NC Concealed Carry Class.

Jordan Monroe

Jordan Monroe is a 6 year Marine Corps Veteran. As an Infantryman he served one deployment to Afghanistan, one deployment to Japan and another deployment on ship. He enjoys shooting all types of guns including handguns and rifles. He is a 4 times rifle expert qualification in the USMC and 1 time sharpshooter in pistol qualification. He enjoys teaching handgun and rifle fundamentals to newer and less experienced shooters.


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for sign in and rental adjustments. You will not be admitted to class after start time has passed and will not be refunded for tardy attendance. 

Due to ammunition shortage all over the current market, we encourage you to bring your own ammunition to class to ensure participation in class.
By registering for this class, you are acknowledging that you are at least 18 years old and not legally prohibited from operating, possessing, transferring, or owning a firearm in the State of Georgia, as regulated by federal, state, and local laws. False notification or misrepresentation to legally possess firearms in the State of Georgia will result in student’s immediate removal from class and forfeiture of all course fees. By registering for this class, you are also hereby expressly assuming the risk of taking part in the course for instruction in firearms, and taking part in the activities, which include, but are not limited to, instruction in the use of firearms, the discharge of firearms, and the firing of live ammunition.



Cancellation and Refund Policy
All course sales are final and no refunds are offered for any cancellations or missed classes. However, if you are unable to attend a purchased course due to conditions beyond your control and you notify GGC at least 48 hours before class start time, your registration can be used for the same course within 60 days with a $20 transfer fee. If a participant neglects to show for their scheduled course and does not inform the instructor, they are subject to no rescheduling period. If participants do not reschedule class within 60 days, no refund option is available. Policy subject to change without notice. If you have any questions regarding this policy contact us by clicking here.



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