About Our Training

The Range St. Louis West is quickly becoming the go-to facility for all things related to personal protection and preparedness training. Our motto, "R U Ready" gives clear credence to our belief that training is an evolution, a progression, and a life-long pursuit. We offer a variety of classes ranging from firearms to general safety. Whether you are brand new to shooting or have trained consistently, we can help you continue your progression and skill development. Our TRAININING STAFF consists of active and former law enforcement, military and professional shooters.

R U Ready?

Phone: 636.220.1300 Email: TRAINING@TheRangeSTL.com

Pricing

  • CCW Certification - $125 - The Concealed Carry (CCW) permit qualification course covers basic pistol safety, shooting fundamentals, defensive pistol selection, ammunition, holsters, situational awareness, less lethal weapons, use of force continuum/escalation and relevant Missouri statutes and applicable case law. 
  • Basic Handgun Skills - $125 - This course is intended for the individual with little or no firearms experience at all.  This class is designed to set the groundwork for safe pistol handling. This class will teach you all the basics, from how to properly grip and shoot a pistol, to definitions of common terms you will hear on the range and in subsequent courses. This is a great opportunity for a beginner to ask questions, get answers, and learn in a non-threatening, and fun and friendly environment. The successful completion of this course will give you the basic foundation to get out and practice on your own and to continue into more advanced training here at The Range St. Louis West.
  • Defensive Handgun I - $250 - Defensive Handgun 1 is designed for the beginning level shooter that wants to expand on basic skills and fundamentals taught in our basic pistol or CCW classes. This class is designed for students who are interested in the safe and effective use of a handgun for self-defense. Students will learn new skills while reinforce prior class lessons which are critical in a defensive situation.  Topics covered and Skills reinforced: 1. Basic firearm safety 2. Proper sight alignment 3. Grip 4. Trigger Control 5. Proper Stance 6. Draw from an Outside the Waistband holster 7. Movement while shooting.

  • Defensive Handgun II - $250 - Defensive Handgun 2 is designed to expand on skills and fundamentals taught in Defensive Handgun 1.  Students will learn new and reinforce prior class skills which are critical in a defensive situation. Students will also be exposed to using their firearms in controlled, but stressful environments.   Topics covered and skills reinforced: 1. Basic firearm safety 2. Drawing from concealment 3. Transition drills 4. Reloading techniques 5. Movement while shooting 6. Multiple target engagement

  • Defensive Handgun III - $250 - Defensive Handgun 3 is designed to expand on skills and fundamentals taught in Defensive Handgun 2.  Students will learn new and reinforce prior class skills which are critical in a defensive situation. Students will also be exposed to using their firearms in controlled, but stressful environments.   Topics covered and skills reinforced: 1. Basic firearm safety 2. Target transition drills 3. Multiple targets with transitions 4. Movement drills 5. Drawing from different positions 6. Working with others

  • Women’s Defensive Handgun I - $250 - This course will teach defensive pistol fundamentals and teach the student how to shoot proficiently and to deploy a firearm for defense outside the home.
  • Women’s Defensive Handgun II - $250 - A combination of dry-fire and live-fire practice with real world scenarios including multiple threats, low light shooting, hostage rescue, wounded shooter drills, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Women’s Defensive Handgun III - $250 - Women's Defensive Handgun 3 is designed to expand on skills and fundamentals taught in Defensive Handgun 2.  Students will learn new and reinforce prior class skills which are critical in a defensive situation. Students will also be exposed to using their firearms in controlled, but stressful environments.   Topics covered and skills reinforced: 1. Basic firearm safety 2. Target transition drills 3. Multiple targets with transitions 4. Movement drills 5. Drawing from different positions 6. Working with others

  • Carbine I - $250 - This course is intended for the individual with little or no rifle experience.  This class is designed to set the groundwork for safe handling of a modern sporting rifle. This class will teach you all the basics, from how to properly grip and shoot a rifle, to definitions of common terms you will hear on the range and in subsequent courses. This is a great opportunity for a beginner to ask questions, get answers, and learn in a non-threatening, and fun and friendly environment. You will learn: 1. Features and functions of a carbine rifle 2. Accessory selection such as optic choices 3. How to load and unload 4. Fundamental skills needed to fire a rifle.

  • Carbine II - $250 - A combination of dry-fire and live-fire practice with real world scenarios including multiple threats, low light shooting, hostage rescue, wounded shooter drills, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Carbine III - $250 - Builds upon skills learned in Carbine 201 to develop the defensive handgun and personal skills necessary to not only survive but control a lethal encounter. Students will learn and practice the skills, and attitude essential to surviving a lethal confrontation.
  • Shotgun I - $250 - This course will teach students to use the unique attributes of a Shotgun in defense of themselves and others.
  • Shotgun II - $250 - A combination of dry-fire and live-fire practice with real world scenarios including multiple threats, low light shooting, hostage rescue, wounded shooter drills, and equipment malfunctions.
  • Shotgun III - $250 - Builds upon skills learned in Shotgun 201 to develop the defensive handgun and personal skills necessary to not only survive but control a lethal encounter. Students will learn and practice the skills, and attitude essential to surviving a lethal confrontation.
  • Firearm Familiarity & Safety - $40 (Free w/Firearm Purchase)
  • Basic Competition I - $250 - Covers the basics of competition shooting including techniques and gear.
  • Basic Competition II - $250 - Expands on Competition 101 to further develop techniques to improve skills and overall scoring in a competition environment.
  • Hand to Hand I - $150 - Learn basic techniques you can use now to defend yourself against a violent attack.
  • Hand to Hand II - $150 - Advance skills and techniques to further your skills in personal defense and in 
    controlling a violent encounter.

We also offer a number of classes from basic to instructor level classes, as well as law enforcement classes.

  • Firearms Training
  • Less-Lethal Training
  • Campus Safety
  • CCW – Concealed Carry
  • First Aid / AED / CPR
  • Instructor Development Training
  • Law Enforcement
  • OC – Pepper Spray
  • Open Hand Defense
  • Private Lessons
  • Real Estate Professionals: Awareness & Avoidance
  • Wilderness First Aid

Classes and Events