FD101 - Basics


FD101 - Basics


The FD101 course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper technique for shooting. This course will provide a thorough introduction to firearm safety, handling, range commands, and shooting skills under the supervision of a NRA Certified Instructor.

This is a 4.5 hour course that starts at 5:00pm and ends at 9:30pm on Tuesday August 27th.

This course is approved for membership with the Marion County Fish and Game (indyrange.net)!

See range photos here!

FD101 Course:
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Course Goal: To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a gun safely.

Length of Course: 4.5 hours during one evening.  

You will learn:
Lesson I: Safety
Lesson II: Knowledge of ammunition used for different types of pistols
Lesson III: Fundamentals and live range shooting
Lesson IV: Review and wrap-up

You will need to bring at a minimum:

  • Suitable ear and eye protection. (We have some if you are unsure of what you need to buy.)

  • Closed toe shoes.

  • Your personal gun with at least 50 rounds of NEW in the box ball or full metal jacket ammunition (NO RELOADS). *Students typically shoot around 25-100 rounds with their personal gun depending on time. If you do not own a gun, you will be provided with a range gun (.22LR) and up to 50 rounds for a $10 fee taken onsite via credit card or cash. Do not rush to buy something just for this course!

Other course information:

  • FD101 is a co-ed course held at the Marion County Fish and Game located at 7052 Crawfordsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.

  • Review the Range Rules here prior to coming to the course.

  • We will provide bottled water, soda, and light snacks.  If you would like another type of drink or any snacks, please bring them with you.

  • Dress appropriately for the weather. We will shoot in light to moderate rain or snow. We will not shoot in a downpour or if lightning is present. Weather may play a factor in re-scheduling a portion of class.

  • We do not take walk-in students. All orders must be made from this website.

  • More information will be in your welcome email.