Basic Pistol Course

Class Dates:

Washington State Use of Force

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Olympia Classes - Saturday's from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

These classes are a one day event that are split into two portions; classroom and live-fire range time. 

2018 Class Dates:

January 27  Cabela's

 Class full   

March 24  Cabela's 


April 21  cabela's

10 Seats Remaining

May 19  I-5 Gun & Ammo

22 Seats Remaining 

September 22  cabela's

25 Seats Remaining

October 20  cabela's

25 Seats Remaining

November 10  cabela's

25 Seats Remaining

December 15  cabela's

25 Seats Remaining

About This Course:

This course arms civilians with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to determine proper use of force, protecting your home and how to win a potentially lethal encounter. Additionally, this course discusses Washington State concealed carry laws and details regarding concealed pistol licenses (CPL's).

In this class I share my real-life experiences throughout investigations of home invasions and residential burglaries. With a strong focus on the factors that worked for and against the home owner and why.

The use of force laws by citizens in Washington State are thoroughly dissected and discussed as well in class. This will include a detailed discussion on the use of lethal force. We will also discuss the differences in justified force as it pertains to persons crimes vs. property crimes.
I have a passion about sharing the correct information to the citizens of Washington State. The content of the course has been approved by a prominent prosecutor as it mirrors Washington State laws on the use of force by citizens.

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About This Course:

Our Basic Pistol Course is a one-day event consisting of classroom and live-fire range portions.  This course offering is for guys and gals alike, training with Accuracy Northwest's highly trained and certified staff and partnering with the renowned instructors from Lock and Load Em. This course provides training by female and male instructors and RSO's. Private classes are available for groups of 5+ Contact Us for more information and bookings. 

Requirements for this Class:

  • Pre-registration is required online $135 per student
  • Bring a personal pistol OR borrow from the Instructor
  • All experience levels welcomed
  • Must not be a prohibited person from possessing firearms
  • Minors welcome with parental consent
  • 150 Rounds of ammunition for personal pistol OR a box of both 9x19 mm and .38 Special if you choose to borrow a firearm. All other calibers of ammunition will be supplied by the instructor. 

This Class Curriculum Includes:

  • General firearm safety 
  • Pistol & revolver parts, operation, & function
  • Ammunition
  • Proper shooting fundamentals
  • Range etiquette 
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Factors with consideration to purchasing
  • Concealed carry / home defense factors 

Classroom Portion:
I-5 Guns & Ammo 

7914 Martin Way E, Suite #1
Olympia, WA 98516

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For groups of 10 or more we are happy to travel to you for private classes. Private classes are ideal for family, friends, work groups, hoa's, and more. please contact us for more information and bookings. 

Course Details:

  • Pre-Registration Required  $75 Per Person
  • Class Time is From 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
  • Must be 18 Years or Older
  • Note Taking Materials Recommended (pen, notebook)
  • Class Space is Limited to 25 Students / Class
  • Classes are held at Cabela's and I-5 Guns and Ammo of Lacey, WA.  Please see class dates for location.

Lock and Load Em provides the highest-quality firearms training ensuring a safe, comfortable environment while conveying the utmost respect and professionalism. These "Ladies Only" courses are taught for women, by women offering classroom learning as well as live-fire range time.  All experience levels are welcome, bring your own pistol or borrow from the Instructor.  They also offer a great variety of many different makes, models, and calibers to help determine what pistol or revolver fits you best. Come train with the best, Lock and Load Em's highly trained and certified staff, you'll become a "Lady of Higher Caliber."

Lock and Load Em's Women's Basic Pistol Courses are held at I-5 Guns & Ammo of Lacey, Washington and the Evergreen Sportsmen's Club of Olympia, WA.  Please visit Lock and Load EM for additional information and class registration.


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Live-Fire Range Portion:
Evergreen Sportsmen's Club 
12736 Marksman Rd Sw
Olympia, WA 98512

Course Curriculum:

  • Washington State Laws Governing Rights of Use of Force
  • Determine the Proper Use of Force When Applicable 
  • Relevant Facts About Home Invasions & Residential Burglaries
  • Situational Awareness of Your Home to Provide the Tactical Advantage - Winning the Confrontation
  • Security Measures for Inside and Outside the Home
  • General Firearm Safety Skills
  • The Aftermath: When the Police Arrive