Training All Levels

Stoddard’s offers a full range of quality firearms courses. Our instructors go beyond basic tutorials to create unique classes, specifically designed to help you build and expand your skills.

Class Descriptions

We regularly offer the following basic courses designed to help you master each size and style of firearm. Explore your options below.

Handgun

Beginner Handgun Safety & Responsibility Class (Module 1 of 3)

Designed for those who have never shot before. If you have just purchased a handgun or have never learned to use one, this is the ideal class for you to start with.

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Midtown Douglasville

Improve Your Handgun Aim & Accuracy Class (Module 2 of 3)

Designed for those already familiar with the safe use of handguns. By refining fundamentals, you will be shooting multiple rounds in the same hole.

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Midtown Douglasville

Handgun Marksmanship Class (Module 3 of 3)

Students will be given additional sight picture options, reloads, shoot using trigger reset, and handle all types of handgun malfunctions.

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Midtown Douglasville

HANDGUN LOW LIGHT SKILLS CLASS

This course will focus on deploying a handgun with a flashlight during low light or no light. We will discuss and teach several methods of using a flashlight, as well as dispel many common myths. Students will develop skill and confidence to safely identify and engage targets in the dark.

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Midtown Douglasville

Handgun Cleaning & Maintenance Class

This class is perfect for both the brand new gun owner and veteran shooter alike. Proper inspection, cleaning and maintenance is critical in ensuring your pistol or revolver works properly when you need it. Each student will clean their personal firearm under the tutelage of our certified armorers.

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Midtown Douglasville

“Move, Draw, Shoot” Defensive Handgun Class

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the skills needed to safely carry and deploy a firearm from a holster for personal defense.

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Midtown Douglasville

Rifle

Improve Your Rifle Aim & Accuracy Class (Module 1 of 2)

The purpose of this course is to teach essential fundamentals of effective Rifle shooting. A firm grasp of these essentials are necessary for all levels of shooting. Instructors will analyze room for improvement in grip, trigger control and sight alignment. Students will also be taught how to handle basic ammunition malfunctions.

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Midtown Douglasville

Improve Your Rifle Aim & Accuracy Class (Module 2 of 2)

If you have taken our “Beginner Rifle Safety & Responsibility” class, or already posses basic knowledge of firearms handling and safety, this class is the “next step” for you. Instructors will analyze any room for improvement in grip, trigger control and sight alignment. Students will also be taught how to handle basic firearm malfunctions.

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Midtown Douglasville

Beginner Rifle Safety & Responsibility Class (Module 1 of 2)

The purpose of this course is to teach safe firearms handling and fundamentals with AR15/AR10 and AK47/AK74 type modern sporting rifles. These fundamentals build the foundation for other levels of shooting. Perfect for beginners and those wishing for a refresher on prior classes.

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Midtown Douglasville

Beginner Rifle Safety & Responsibility Class (Module 2 of 2)

If you have taken our “Beginner Rifle Safety & Responsibility” class, or already posses basic knowledge of firearms handling and safety, this class is the “next step” for you. Instructors will analyze any room for improvement in grip, trigger control and sight alignment. Students will also be taught how to handle basic firearm malfunctions.

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Midtown Douglasville

Defensive Rifle & Home Protection Class

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the skills needed to safely deploy a rifle for personal defense.

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Midtown Douglasville

Shotgun

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN & HOME PROTECTION CLASS

The purpose of this course is to equip students with the skills needed to safely deploy a Shotgun for personal defense inside the home.

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Midtown Douglasville

Specialty

Stopping the Threat Workshop

Terminal Ballistics is the science of what happens when the bullets strike a target and the mechanism of incapacitation. For a long time, this field was based on myths, misunderstandings, and in many cases outright misstatements. Practical research and real world data is worth considering when using ballistics to influence personal defensive strategies. Uncensored clinical data relating to defensive firearm use will be discussed. Bring one of your favorite defensive cartridges for gel testing. Classroom and range demonstration.

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Midtown Douglasville

Gunshot Wound First Aid Class

Most do not want to think it is likely to find themselves or someone else with a traumatic injury. However gunshot wounds and other traumatic injuries require IMMEDIATE medical care. Preparing yourself now can add precious time for emergency medical response to arrive.

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Midtown Douglasville

Youth Firearm Safety Class

The purpose of this course is to teach safe firearms handling and inculcate the fundamentals of marksmanship. These fundamentals build the foundation for all other levels of shooting. Perfect for beginner youths aged 10-15. This course includes range time with easy to handle .22LR firearms. This class is only active during the summer months. Spots fill up quick, please schedule in advance.

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Midtown Douglasville

Firearm Law Workshop

Stoddard’s invites you to attend our “Firearms Law Workshop” with our friends at U.S. Law Shield, featuring experienced program attorneys and law enforcement professionals that explain basic firearms laws every gun owner should know.

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Midtown Douglasville

Selecting a Defensive Firearm Class

This course will focus on choosing the right defensive firearm for your personal needs. Students will be taught the different action types of handguns, as well as long gun options for certain environments. Classroom only.

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Midtown Douglasville

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