Private Handgun Lesson

By Appointment Only:

Email Instructor Thomas Russell –  trussell@fletcherarms.com

Email Instructor Patti Kennedy- patti@fletcherarms.com

 

*Start here, go anywhere*

  • One-on-One or Small Group Instruction
  • Works on Fundamentals & Safety
  • Try a Variety of Handguns on the Range
  • Approximately 90 minutes
  • $150 for Individual, + $50 for each additional student (max 4 people)
  • + ammunition is an additional charge

Available By Appointment Only!

Thomas Russell – trussell@fletcherarms.com

Patti Kennedy- patti@fletcherarms.com

Patti Kennedy

Patti started her career in Law Enforcement in 1986 with the Waukesha County Park Police. She joined the City of Brookfield Police department in 1988 as a patrol officer. During her service there, she had the privilege of being a K9 officer. In 1995 she transferred to the Town of Brookfield Police department, again serving as a police officer, and stayed there until her retirement in 2012. Patti also worked for the Wisconsin State Fair Police on the mounted unit and retired in 2016 with 28 years of service. In addition, Patti taught at Waukesha County Technical College in the police academy and police in-service and now works at the firing range as a safety officer.

Patti grew up in a hunting home and was introduced to long guns (pellet and shotgun) by her father. When hired by the Waukesha County Park Police, she went to the range hesitant and nervous about shooting a handgun. With patient and thorough instruction, she became knowledgeable and proficient – and that confidence followed her through her career.

In recent years, Patti was approached by several ladies at church and asked to teach them how to shoot pistols. They were interested in learning to shoot for various reasons, but intimidated to learn from their husbands. That series of lessons created two ladies who love to shoot! One woman even went on to create a large berm at her country home so she can shoot at home!

After the initial group of “church ladies”, Patti was approached by several other women individually and asked to introduce them to shooting. This prompted her to become an NRA certified basic pistol instructor and create Confident Shooting Instruction, LLC. She is also a Certified Well Armed Woman Instructor.

Patti has a passion for empowering women with the knowledge and confidence to shoot a handgun proficiently and safely.

Patti also enjoys shooting sporting clays with her family and friends.

Thomas Russell

Thomas is certified as an instructor through the NRA and the USCCA.  He started shooting at around eight years old and started shooting at Fletchers when he was 16.   Thomas is a member of and active participant in the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation, IDPA, and Civilian Marksmanship Program.  He is a advocate to the second amenedment and is an active member in  The NRA, The NRA – ILA, Firearms Policy Coalition, Gun Owners of America,  and multiple local sportman clubs. Thomas is a proud supporter and representative to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Thomas’ primary focus is in defensive handgun and carbine/SMG with heavy emphasis on situational awareness and mindset.  He will be the first one to tell you,  “You are the only one responsible for your personal safety and the safety of your loved ones. When things go sideways, no one else is coming to save you.  Personal defense isn’t a hobby.  Personal Defense is a mindset and a commitment to vigilant training.”

Megan Eaton

Megan has been one of the owners of Fletcher’s Arms for the past 10 years. Before moving to Wisconsin, Megan grew up on a farm in Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology. In 2009, she moved to Wisconsin and eventually meet her husband and business partner Sean. Together they live in the Delafield area and have 3 lovely children. Her firearms journey began shortly after meeting Sean. As the business continued, Megan became proficient in knowledge about firearms. Most importantly, she shares this knowledge with her customers. In 2019, she received her concealed carry instructor certification. Her love for people shines through her work here at Fletcher’s every day. Especially, as an instructor. Megan loves the fact that she can promote safety and responsible firearm ownership in her community. She frames her classes so that the students can become comfortable with firearms. Overall, she believes that her students can gain confidence from what they learn here at Fletcher’s Arms.

 

 

Basic Handgun Course

*Handgun Basics Utilized in Self Defense*

The Perfect Place to Start, or a Great Refresher!

 

  • Up to 5 total Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $75/person (ages 10+ with guardian)
  • 50 Round Live Fire Course
  • ammunition is an additional charge
  • Classroom Instruction
    • Safe Gun Handling
    • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
    • Practical Application (filling magazines, aligning sights)
  • Live Fire
    • Practice Fundamentals
    • Full Use of Rental Firearms
    • Train to Use YOUR Gun
      • Loading, Unloading, Clearing Jams

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

 

 

 

 

NEW! BASIC HANDGUN COURSE & CONCEALED CARRY COMBO!

  • Handgun Basics Utilized in Self Defense AND Concealed Carry ALL IN ONE! •

The Perfect Place to Start, or a Great Refresher!

  • 25 Round Live Fire Course

Class will begin with the Concealed Carry Class, move into Basic Handgun after lunch, and conclude with the range portion.

Concealed Carry (Part 1)

  • Laws for WI
  • Holster selections
  • Castle Doctrine
  • Liabilities
  • Application Process
  • Reciprocity States
  • The Responsibilities and Liabilities of Carrying
  • Why Carry
  • Equipment for Carrying

Basic Handgun (PART 2) 

  • Handgun Basics
  • Safe Gun Handling
  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship

Live Fire (PART 3)

    • Practice Fundamentals
    • Full Use of Rental Firearms
      • included
    • Train to Use YOUR Firearm
      • Loading, Unloading, Clearing Jams

+Ammunition is an additional charge.

+Please Note: This is a LONG day. We are so excited to offer this joint class to get you both the fundamentals and basics of handguns, but also your concealed carry certificate. The class is slotted for between 8 & 9 hours, but it could vary based on student questions and participation. Please try not to have time restrictions or other plans. Thank you!

+Packing a lunch is advised. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in

+After successful completion of the class and qualifying shoot you will receive our certificate and the application to mail off to the DOJ. They are the only ones that can issue a license.

18 & up may attend class; however they cannot submit their certification until they are 21. The certification does not expire.

Cost: $150 per person

**Save $25** (vs taking individual classes)

Time: 9 Hours

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

 

 

NEW OWNER SEMINAR: GUN OWNERSHIP 101 •DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES•

 

  • 2-2.5 Hours of Classroom Instruction
  • $50/person 
  • Small Class Size!

In This Hands on Seminar You Will Learn :

    • Ideal Equipment
    • Proper Storage
    • Take Down, Cleaning & Maintenance of YOUR FIREARM!
      • •you will not leave with your weapon being spotless, but you’ll leave with the knowledge and training for take down and cleaning! 

Students Must Have:

  • Their own weapon (semi-automatic pistol or revolver)

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

Fundamentals Skills Clinic

Reinforcing Basic Handgun Skills

•Basic Handgun is a required prerequisite for this clinic•

•Amateurs Practice Until They Can Get It Right • Professionals Practice Until They Can’t Get It Wrong•

  • 2-2.5 Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $50/person 
  • 50  Round Live Fire Course
  • Small Class Size!

In this class you will practice:

    • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
    • Loading/Unloading
    • Smoothly get Sight Alignment/Sight Picture.
    • Clearing Stoppages/malfunctions
    • Safe Weapons Handling

Shooters Must Have:

  • Their own weapon (semi-automatic pistol or revolver)
  • Range Bag
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • 2 empty magazines for pistols
  • 50 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase in store)
  • Speed Loaders encouraged, but not required.

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Handgun Course

This class is designed to bridge the gap between the Basic Handgun Class and the Defensive Handgun Series 

  • Up to 5 total Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $75/person 
  • 100  Round Live Fire Course

In this class you will learn how to:

    • Employ your weapon in a tactical manner.
    • Execute Speed Reloads and Immediate Action Drill.
    • Smoothly get Sight Alignment/Sight Picture, fast.
    • Perform drills under pressure on the Range.

Shooters Must Have:

  • Their own weapon (semi-automatic pistol or revolver)
  • 3 empty magazines for pistols
  • 100 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase in store)
  • Magazine Retention Device (available for purchase in store)
  • Holsters welcomed, but not required.

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

Wisconsin Concealed Carry Class

•Learn to Carry Your Weapon Safely and Legally•

  • Up to 5 total Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $100/person 
  • 25 Round Live Fire to Demonstrate Safe Firearms Handling

This Course Will Cover

    • Basic Safety and Firearms Handling
    • Wisconsin Carry Laws
    • Why we carry
    • How to carry (holster selection)
    • Castle Doctrine
    • The Liabilities of Carrying
    • Application Process
    • Reciprocity States

Students Must Have:

  • A handgun (May utilize our Rentals)
  • 25 rounds of ammunition (Available for purchase in the store)
  • A Positive-Ready to Learn Attitude 🙂

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

Packing a lunch is advised. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. If you are bringing your own firearm it is welcomed in the building right away. You can also rent one of our many rental guns.

After successful completion of the class and qualifying shoot you will receive a certificate of completion.  This will be used in your application from the Department of Justice for your license.

18 & up may attend class however, they cannot submit their certification until they are 21. The certification does not expire.

Cost: $100 per person

Time: APPROX. 6 Hours (varries based on class participation and depth of questions)

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

Defensive Handgun

•Develop Practical Skills Utilized in the Real World•

*Please Note: This is not an introductory class* 

For Our Introductory Course, please click HERE

150 Rounds
Class size – 15 or less
Practical and realistic live fire training
Draw from the holster —and become certified to draw on our range anytime!
Defensive 1 is a prerequisite for 2-3, Click Here for Further Class Details

Cost: $150 per Person

Time: Approximately 5 Hours

Equipment: Holster, Sturdy Belt, 2-3 Magazines

Note From Instructor: Prior to the class, it will be EXTREMELY beneficial if you have worn your holster (and other equipment) to prepare for any adjustments needed, and practice drawing your firearm from your holster. (Unloaded or with snap caps).

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

Women’s Only Handgun

  • Each day is 3 hours
  • 3 day series 
  • 150 rounds over 3 days 
  • $200 total

What are you waiting for? There is no better time than now to learn how to protect you and your family. Our small class structure will provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to new and developing shooters. In this 3 part series, shooters will learn the basic fundamentals and safety for their handgun. In the end, we want our students to feel secure and trust their abilities to utilize their firearms responsibly and with confidence. 

A note from the instructor: Megan wants all of her students to feel safe in the classroom and on the range. She is completely prepared to meet each individual at their comfort level. 

Day 1 : Women’s Basic Handgun

  • Fundamentals
  • Safety
  • Weapons Manipulations
  • Range Time 

Day 2: Womens Intermediate Handgun

  • Firearm Specifics
  • Concealed Carry Considerations
  • Situational Awareness
  • Range Drills

Day 3: Women’s Defensive Handgun

  • Defensive Mindset
  • Use Of Force
  • Drawing From The Holster
  • Practical Range Application

 

 

Women’s Concealed Carry

•Learn to Carry Your Weapon Safely and Legally•

  • Up to 5 total Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $100/person 
  • 25 Round Live Fire to Demonstrate Safe Firearms Handling

This Course Will Cover

    • Basic Safety and Firearms Handling
    • Wisconsin Carry Laws
    • Why we carry
    • How to carry (holster selection)
    • Castle Doctrine
    • The Liabilities of Carrying
    • Application Process
    • Reciprocity States

Students Must Have:

  • A handgun (May utilize our Rentals)
  • 25 rounds of ammunition (Available for purchase in the store)
  • A Positive-Ready to Learn Attitude 🙂

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

Packing a lunch is advised. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to check in. If you are bringing your own firearm it is welcomed in the building right away. You can also rent one of our many rental guns.

After successful completion of the class and qualifying shoot you will receive a certificate of completion.  This will be used in your application from the Department of Justice for your license.

18 & up may attend class however, they cannot submit their certification until they are 21. The certification does not expire.

Cost: $100 per person

Time: APPROX. 6 Hours (varries based on class participation and depth of questions)

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

Defensive Handgun Skills Clinics

•SUSTAIN & IMPROVE YOUR DEFENSIVE SKILLS•

*Please Note: Defensive Handgun I is a required prerequisite* 

For Our Introductory Course, please click HERE

•Classroom Briefing, then move immediately to the range•

•We will take you through several drills to continue to improve and maintain your training•

•100-150 Rounds•
•LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE•

Cost: $50 per Person

Time: 1 Hour

Equipment: Your Every Day Carry Gun & Holster, Sturdy Belt, 2-3 Magazines

*this is not the appropriate time to try new gear

Stop the Bleed

Learn How to Stop the Bleed

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching individuals how to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency…becoming the beginning of the trauma care chain of survival.

During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:

  • Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
  • Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
  • Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding
  • Keep the victim calm until help arrives
  • 2 hours, $50

Basic Rifle

  • Up to 5 total Hours of Class & Range Instruction
  • $75/person 
  • 40 Round Live Fire Course

In this class you will learn:

    • Proper Stance
    • Take Down & Maintenance 
    • Ballistics
    • Sight Options (Irons vs Optics)
    • Weapons Manipulations
      • Fill Magazines
      • Load & Make Ready
      • Clearing Stoppages 
      • Unloading

Shooters Must Have:

  • Their Own Rifle
  • 1 Magazine
  • 40 rounds of ammunition (available for purchase in store)
  • Rifle Bag or Case

Limited Spaces! Sign up today!

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

Please include name and phone number for any additional attendees:

July 11th, 2021 3pm

September 5th, 2021 3pm

November 7th, 2021 3pm

Defensive Rifle 1

Learn to Utilize Your Rifle to Defend Your Home

Course Overview

•Ballistics

•Zeroing

•Tactical Handling of Weapon

•Defensive Drills with Home Defense in Mind


Aprroximately 5 Hours

Requirements:

150 Rounds. At least 2 mags & a sling.

Please bring magazines in empty. Your Rifle must be Bore Sighted before class. That is a service we provide with enough lead time.

•Classes are non-refundable, however may be transferred to a different date if contacted a minimum of 72 hours prior to class. Classes transferred within 72 hour window require a $25 class change fee.•

 

June 6th, 2021 3 pm

August 8th, 2021 3 pm

October 3rd, 2021 3pm

December 5th, 2021 3pm