Cherev Gidon - Israeli Tactical Training Academy



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Level 1 - Introductory courses: $295 per person (4 person minimum).


All courses listed below are one-day courses. They last from approximately 10:00am until 4:00pm and include a one hour lunch break. The price includes ammunition, range access, gear, ear and eye protection, targets, etc. We provide the firearms for each course, however if you have your own gun(s) that you wish to use during the course, please check with us in advance. All courses must be paid for in full in advance, and are non-refundable. We cannot issue refunds because we must pay our instructors, purchase specialized ammunition and pay for range time in advance of every course and if you cancel a course, we lose this money. Because of this we advise everyone to be 100% certain well in advance that they will be able to attend the course they book. Courses must be booked a minimum of one week in advance. Courses are available Sunday through Friday. No courses given on Saturdays or Jewish holidays. All those applying for courses must be legally eligible to handle firearms. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and for any reason.


Basic firearms safety course (best course for beginners).

This course is ideal for those with little to no firearms experience. It introduces the student to the concept of firearms safety and covers topics such as safe firearms storage, safe gun handling, transport, cleaning, assembly, disassembly and handling of ammunition. The course explains how firearms work and teaches the student about the different categories of firearms (Rifle, shotgun, pistol, revolver), the different action types as well as their different functions. Gun laws will be addressed and questions answered. After several hours of classroom learning, participants will live-fire a .22 Caliber target rifle. This course is appropriate for ages 12 and up (with legal guardian present).


Basic Rifle course

This course introduces the student to the evolution of the rifle, from its origins in match-lock and flint-lock smooth-bore muskets, to today’s selective fire military assault rifles. The course explains about the different categories of rifles such as bolt-action, lever action, semi-automatic and fully automatic variants; and focuses on the topic of ballistics and accuracy. The instructor will demonstrate different shooting stances, and explain the proper grip and posture. You will be taught about sight alignment and steady firearm handling. The first part of the day will consist of classroom learning, followed by live-fire range time with several different types of rifles to have a hands-on understanding of how they work. This course is appropriate for ages 16 and up.


Basic Shotgun course 

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the shotgun and the unique role it plays on the battlefield as well as being utilized for riots, breaching doors, hunting, sport shooting, controlling wildlife and particularly home defense. The difference between buckshot, birdshot and rifled slugs will be explained. The focus will be on the .12 gauge shotgun, however different calibers such as the .20 gauge, .10 gauge and .410 will be studied as well. The course covers the various types of shotguns, such as double barrel, over-under, lever action, pump-action and semi-automatic. Participants will fire a .12 gauge pump action shotgun after the classroom material is complete. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.


Basic Pistol course

This course introduces participants to the use and handling of handguns. The course covers both semi-automatic pistols, as well as revolvers. The evolution of the pistol is explained from the early days of cap and ball, through todays advanced combat handguns. A particular focus is devoted to the handgun as a personal defense weapon and the laws relevant to carrying a pistol openly or concealed will be addressed in depth. Following the classroom session, participants will fire a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver on the range. This course is appropriate for adults 18 and older.