Head Instructor Nick Bucy recently took a student through the paces of a Basic Handgun class. Although “Basic” might be the name of the course, it is anything but basic. For seven hours, Bucy took the student through all aspects of handgun marksmanship and procedures. Most of it wasn’t even shooting, it was going through drawing, dry firing, stance, technique and theory. At Panther Ridge we don’t just teach you how to fire a pistol, but also the theory and practical application. The course rounded up with a proof of concept through mastering the fundamentals by taking a shot at 100 meters, twice the effective range of a tactical handgun. At $220, its hard to get this individualized with a basic course almost anywhere else.