Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms

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Guns 101

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Course Hours: 
25
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Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Are you interested in firearms, but do not know where to start?  Our Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms course will explore the major types of firearms-how to handle them and their purposes.  Taking our course will provide enough information to enable students to make a decision on which type of firearm may be right for them.  Also included in our class is a guide to how to manage your firearm; from carrying and firing, to storing your firearm.  Our class will give students an introduction on where to shoot your gun and the types of competitions you may want to participate in.  Take our Guide 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms to give you the best basic information of firearms prior to making your purchase!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major types of firearms
  • List the different uses for guns
  • Recall the importance of gun etiquette
  • Recognize the responsibilities of owning a gun

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 1

Gun Basics

Before purchasing a firearm, you first need to decide what you will be using the gun for.  In module one, we will look at the uses of guns and the types of guns that would most best be used for specific situations.  Many people do not want guns in their homes.  Module one will look at the importance of both demystifying your firearm as well as securing your gun.  Module one culminates with a discussion on the modern cartridge and parts of a gun.

  • Guns are Like Golf Clubs
  • What Do You Need a Gun For?
  • My Significant Other Doesn’t Want a Gun in the House
  • How Does a Gun Work
  • Parts of a Firearm

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 2
Types of Guns

Module two will explore the three main categories of firearms (handguns, rifles, and shotguns). We will look at the different guns in each of the categories, what they are used for, and the basics of how to use each.  Also included in module two is specialty guns and rifles and the basic occasions and/or reasons behind their purchase. 

  • Handguns
  • Revolvers
  • Pistols
  • Specialty/Novelty
  • Rifles

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 3
Choosing the Right Gun and Ammunition

Module three will help guide you through the process of selecting which gun you might like to purchase.  Also included is gun etiquette-the rules in a gun shop of how to appropriately handle a firearm.  A great way to view many guns in a short period of time is to visit a gun shop.  Module three will share some of the basic rules of gun shows.  Ammunition selection is sometimes a difficult part in learning about firearms.  Module three will go over different cartridges and bullet types, as well as the magnum gun and its use of cartridges and caliber suggestions.

  • Gun Etiquette
  • Gun Shows
  • The Magnum
  • Bullet Types
  • Dram Equivalent

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms Module 4
So I’ve Got a Gun, What Do I Do with It?

Once you have purchased a firearm, you may be ready to begin target practice, but module four will go over the importance of reading the gun manual.   Module four will go over the basic care of your new firearm and the importance and responsibility you have to keep your firearms in a safe locations.  Also included in module four is how to store, clean and fix your firearm, as needed. 

  • Storing Guns in Cases or Holsters
  • Gun Safes
  • Cleaning Your Gun
  • Warranty Work
  • Gunsmiths

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

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