Linden Gun Range is proud to be a new west coast outpost for the team at SIG SAUER Academy! SIG SAUER Academy will be offering the following programs:

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New gun owners seeking familiarity and comfort, as well as those wanting to try something different and learn a new skill, will find this course to be the perfect foundation.


This comprehensive course provides hands-on training and the basic knowledge necessary to safely handle, load, fire, and maintain most types of semi-automatic pistols. Classroom and range time offer ample opportunity to achieve the skills for success in a casual, stress-free environment. This course may also meet and/or exceed the training requirements of many states and localities to apply for concealed carry permits. Check with your local issuing agency for more details.

Course Outline

  • Responsible firearms ownership and applications of the handgun

  • Firearms safety training for the home, workplace, and vehicle

  • Safety concerns and practices while training and while carrying a firearm

  • Safe use and handling of firearms

  • Locking devices and techniques for firearms to prevent unauthorized gun access

  • Potential dangers (penetration, ricochet, misidentification, accidental discharges, etc.)

  • Ready positions

  • Components and operation of modern pistols 

  • Types, components, and purposes of modern ammunition

  • Applicable laws relating to the possession, transportation, and storage of firearms

  • General guidelines on interstate travel with firearms

  • Administrative loading and unloading of pistols

  • Fundamentals of basic shooting techniques

  • Preventative maintenance (cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and safe storage)

Equipment List

  • Do not bring any firearms or ammunition to this course

  • Please wear long pants with pockets, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neck lines)

  • Please make sure to bring food and water as it is not provided

Tuition includes free loan of firearms, holsters, safety glasses and hearing protection



  • Estimated round count: 50 rounds pistol (included with course tuition)





Once students have received foundational handgun training and know how to safely handle a handgun, it’s time to learn how to shoot. This is step 2 in our foundational handgun series.

Utilizing the SIG (Simple Is Good) principle of handgun training, this course takes students through the efficient and safe use of a handgun. Working from the holster, performing reloads, clearing stoppages, and correctly manipulating a trigger to maximize accuracy are all thoroughly taught in a relaxed, hands-on environment.



This course is Step 2 of 3 in our foundational handgun training series. We strongly recommend Handgun 101 or equivalent before you attend Handgun 102. The student MUST know and be able to demonstrate how to safely load, fire, and unload a handgun.

Students failing to meet and maintain our safety requirements and/or who cannot meet and immediately demonstrate the minimum skills required for the specific class may be removed from training. Please ensure you have read through the class description and fully understand our prerequisites before registering.

Course Outline


  • Handgun selection considerations

  • Support equipment

  • Shooting basics - the importance of proper grip, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, trigger control, and follow through

  • Presentation of the handgun from the holster to the target and safe recovery back to the holster

  • Administrative and in-service loading and unloading techniques

  • Static shooting positions

  • Cleaning and maintenance

Equipment List


  • ​Quality functional semi-automatic pistol – Full size and compact pistols only
    No micro pistols or pocket pistols to include: P238, P938, P365, M&P Shield, Glock 43, etc.

  • 3 magazines

  • Magazine pouch

  • Dominant side, hip-mounted holster or dominant side, belt-mounted holster

  • Please wear long pants with pockets and belt loops, a sturdy 1.5" belt, closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), and a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neckline)

  • Optional, loading devices

  • Please make sure to bring food and water as it is not provided



  • Estimated round count: 250 rounds pistol