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Firearms Training

Our primary focus in this class is safety.  The  curriculum is time-tested and is focused on producing safe, ethical and responsible gun owners.

The reasons for training may include:
  • initial purchase of a firearm
  • skills development
  • acquiring a comfort level with a pistol
  • achieving NRA basic pistol certification
Whatever your motivation, this class provides an excellent primer for pistol competency.

The instructor team will be led by Bill Asdal who holds current NRA Pistol Instructor status, and Range Safety Officer certification.  Three of Bill's daughters have been NRA Intercollegiate All-American shooters for the United States Naval Academy.  Multiple family members have attained NRA Pistol Instructor status and may participate in the training.


Classes Offered:
Basic Pistol Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.
Students will learn:
  •  Rules for safe gun handling
  • To identify pistol parts and their operation
  • Types of ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Range rules
  • How to shoot from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions
  • How to clean the pistol
  They will also take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and a receive a course completion certificate.

Read an op-ed in the NJ Star Ledger about the NRA's record on gun safety.



Class Instruction - Saturday & Shooting on Sunday

April 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
at 528 Rt 513 Long Valley, NJ
April 23, 2017
One-on-one range instruction at Cherry Ridge Range, Highlands Lake, NJ. One-hour appointments for the students in the 4/22 class available between 8:30 a.m and dusk

Another session replicating the above is being formed for May 6th with shooting on May 7th

Cost: $200.00, for both classroom and range instruction.  USNA and USMA Midshipman or Cadets may enroll at $100.00
  • All necessary supplies are provided for the range session, including .22 ammunition and firearms. Students can bring their own firearms and ammunition to the range, if desired.
  • No firearms are allowed during the classroom session.
  • Identification will be required before the start of the class.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To Register e-mail JOAN@AsdalCompanies.com  or call 908-879-4427.


"Thank you for rewarding us with such a wonderful experience."
...Jessica &amp#59 Mario

"I completed the course this past weekend and had a phenomenal experience. Mr. Asdal offered firearms instruction that I'm confident will serve me well. I enrolled in the program having no experience operating pistols, and only having gone skeet shooting once before. I can now say that I know the mechanisms and operations of several types of pistols, how to safely and correctly shoot a pistol from both bench rest and standing positions, how to clean and maintain a pistol, and how to attain a pistol license. Mr. Asdal incorporated hands-on activities and integrated examples that made the program both educational and enjoyable. He turned what could have been eight hours of tedius powerpoints into a full day of interactive and collaborative lessons."
Billy, Bergen County.

"Thank you again for putting on the gun safety course. Everyone had a great time, learned a lot of about gun safety, and we appreciate it very much."
Great Class!
Alan and Jeanne

"This class is fantastic. Bill Asdal is a great instructor, and I feel much better informed, safer and more confident with a firearm now that I have been through the course. I recommend it to everyone who will be around guns."
Bill D.
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