Project Description



Ages 4 to 10   3/Hrs

Beginner Handgun $75

The CHILDREN’S FIREARM Course is a class designed to encourage participation in shooting sports with a focus on firearm safety above all else.  Students study the importance of following firearm safety rules and the application of those rules when a firearm is encountered.  Special attention is given to explaining the difference between toys, video games, and real firearms.  This class outlines appropriate use for firearms and how to report those infractions to parents and or adults.
Students review and practice basic marksmanship skills in the classroom and on the range.  The noise and apprehension of the live fire portion of the class can be scary for some students.  Provisions are made to make this transition smooth and exciting.

Start a lifetime of fun by introducing a hobby the entire family can enjoy.

  • Principles and practice of firearms safety
  • Basic marksmanship application
  • Physical applications of skills on the range

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to identify and apply safety principles for firearms. Special attention to safety protocol and procedures will set rules for proper firearm handling in sports/hunting participation. Students will have a basic foundation in marksmanship skills that they can use to place shots on target. This class is about the student understanding safety rules and the handling of the firearm when touching and shooting.  This class helps them get past the fears of hearing the sound of shooting and feeling the gun in their hand when shooting.   On the range, safety guidelines are reinforced through applications and repetitions.  Size appropriate firearms are used in the range portion of the training.

Our preferred handgun for training purposes is the Ruger SR22.  The gun and ammunition will be provided for each student along with eye and ear protection.

***Parents we respect the trust that you are placing in us in training your most valued treasure.  We follow very strict safety procedures and precautions and hope you understand why we don’t allow parents to stay for the class.  We have found that the children do not want to pay attention and learn as well when parents are in the room and spend the majority of their time trying to get the parent’s attention.  The children are very different and focused when the parents are not with them and with such an important subject matter, we want to make sure they absorb the information fully and correctly.  We look forward to assisting you with this important training for your child.***

Pre-Class Information

Children can participate in the following classes:

  • Handgun
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun

ZIRKOPS takes the training of its students very seriously. Due to the age of the participant, parents must sign a waiver before the student can enter into the program. Students and parents must understand this is not a class for PLAY. Shooting sports can be very exciting and a pleasure to enjoy for a lifetime but, shooting related activities can be extremely dangerous if not taken seriously. Exact adherence to the rules and regulations set forth in this class will be followed to the letter. Any deviation from the program, by participants, will lead to prompt dismissal from the program without reimbursements. If allowed to enter the program at a later date, any student dismissed will be evaluated by our review board and a unanimous approval must be obtained before reentering any program offered.

Children’s Defense (anti-bullying) 10 & under


As defined by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: (Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.) The principles of bullying revolve around the two terms, repetitious and aggressive behavior.

Repetitious and aggressive behavior can cause physical as well physiological damage. Students in this class will address the concepts of bullying from two perspectives, one perspective as the bully the other as the victim. By exploring both sides of the issue students can get a better understanding of definitions, causes and effects related the following topics taught in the class.

The approach of this class is not all physical. It is designed to help educate children in ways to identify and effectively eliminate bullying. This class also addresses those students that may be suffering from issues causing them to bully others. Parents looking for a first step in helping their child to stop bullying others should give this class a try. The more advanced physical approach to self-defense is addressed in the JUNIOR SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES.


All classes are handicapped-accessible and offer valuable techniques for every student.