First Shots

Welcome to First Shots!

The second step in your firearms orientation is our First Shots course. First Shots is a 90 minute, range based introduction to shooting that will help you continue to improve your skills and move forward in your training.  This class can help you become a confident, empowered, skilled shooter with the knowledge and training to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Firearm Type: HandgunSkill Level: BeginnerLocation: Charlotte, NC | Cost: $45.00/person 

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I am very pleased, will take more classes here and recommend them to others. I found the use of the classroom with the range time most beneficial!

– Jim L.

First Shots Class in Charlotte, NC

This course requires 50 rounds and is a perfect opportunity to lay a solid foundation for safe shooting.  New skills and experiences will add to your confidence in shooting and prepare you for our Shooting Fundamentals series of classes.

What should you bring to First Shots class?

  • – Note taking material
  • – Unloaded firearm and multiple magazines (if you have them)
  • – 50+ rounds of ammo
  • – Eye protection; hard shell or custom molded ear protection

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the class in order to be prepared at the posted start time.*

“Learning about the left-hand squeeze was good, it worked very well for me. I thoroughly enjoyed this class!”

– Sharl A.

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“All of the basics were helpful and learning the mechanics is great! I learned a lot!”

– Steve P.


In the rare instance we do not have a minimum of 3 participants; we may reschedule students to the next class that complies with the student’s schedule. Rescheduled students will have priority for the next scheduled class.
You deserve access to your instructor, which is why a low student to instructor ratio is capped. Small classes ensure your training needs are met and offer you a personal, guided training experience.
Photo ID is required to shoot on the range.

CSA wants everyone to be safe. CSA will attempt to notify anyone registered for a class that is cancelled due to inclement weather as soon as the decision is made. Each participant will be notified via email, text message, and/or a phone call. CSA will also announce the cancellation on our social media outlets. CSA will not issue a refund for the class or event due to inclement weather but will reschedule the course or student for another time.

CSA does not offer refunds on training or events if you are unable to attend or change your mind. CSA will be happy to reschedule you in a later class or event or give you store credit to be used for another class, store merchandise, or range time.
If you choose to cancel or reschedule, CSA requires at least 72 hours’ notice in order to make room for others who may be waiting to attend.

Thank you
– CSA Guns

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