About Common Sense Self Defense

Common Sense Self Defense classes are informal – but informational – gun safety classes taught in the Pittsburgh & surrounding areas by Allen Marker, a National Rifle Association (NRA) certified instructor & affiliate instructor with U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA).

Now available in the Somerset, PA area.

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"Introduction to Handguns" Workshop

This is the perfect class for those that may never want to carry a firearm, shoot a firearm or hunt with a firearm, but would like to know how to make a firearm safe if ever confronted with a one. This class lasts approximately 1 hour and will teach the following:

Just $15* per person for this class. In-home and private lessons also available; call for pricing (travel distance will dictate pricing) – (814) 233-7451

Location: Conducted at Somerset Sportsman's Rifle & Pistol Club and Family Dog Obedience Training Center in Butler, PA

Upcoming Classes / Registration: For upcoming class dates, details about classes, or to register for our gun safety classes, please see our Facebook page. You can also call or email: (814) 233-7451 | motoman774@yahoo.com

*Prepayment in full is required. All checks will be held until the day of the class. Registrations must be received at least one week before class dates. Late registration may possibly be turned away, forwarded to a future class, or charged an additional $5 late fee. Make checks payable to Allen Marker and mail to: 1993 W. Bakersville Edie Road, Somerset, PA 15501.



NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Short Description

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the online exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), which is to be conducted at your local range with an NRA Certified Instructor. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

More Details

This course is approximately 5 hours of range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students will learn the following:

Location: Conducted at Somerset Sportsman's Rifle & Pistol Club

Upcoming Classes / Registration: For upcoming class dates, details about classes, or to register for our gun safety classes, please see our Facebook page. You can also call or email: (814) 233-7451 | motoman774@yahoo.com

*Prepayment in full is required. All checks will be held until the day of the class. Registrations must be received at least one week before class dates. Late registration may possibly be turned away, forwarded to a future class, or charged an additional $5 late fee. Make checks payable to Allen Marker and mail to: 1993 W. Bakersville Edie Road, Somerset, PA 15501.



"Concealed Carry & Self Defense" Class

This class is approximately 6 hours, and can be completed in one day or separated in to three 2-hour segments for the convenience of the participants if needed. You will learn: Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals – free with class!

Class includes a copy of Michael Martin's "Concealed Carry and
Home Defense Fundamentals," a $27.95 value.

Just $85* for the class! Refreshments will be served.

Special rates for couples, and group rates available; call for pricing – (814) 233-7451

Location: Conducted at Somerset Sportsman's Rifle & Pistol Club and Family Dog Obedience Training Center in Butler, PA

Upcoming Classes / Registration: For upcoming class dates, details about classes, or to register for our gun safety classes, please see our Facebook page. You can also call or email: (814) 233-7451 | motoman774@yahoo.com

*Prepayment in full is required. All checks will be held until the day of the class. Registrations must be received at least one week before class dates. Late registration may possibly be turned away, forwarded to a future class, or charged an additional $5 late fee. Make checks payable to Allen Marker and mail to: 1993 W. Bakersville Edie Road, Somerset, PA 15501.


— Avoidance is the Best Defense

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