Holster Class

Unfortunately, Chabot Gun Club’s lease was not renewed by the East Bay Regional Park District and the marksmanship range is now permanently closed. We thank all of our tens of thousands of patrons for your support for more than fifty years at this important facility. There are no plans to open up at another location at this time, although we still are open to suggestions.

Holster Class: Call the office to get on the waiting list! 

Purpose:      To prepare continuing students for modern action pistol (not cowboy action shooting) matches and further training experiences.

When –         As Scheduled
Where –        Range 5
How Much – $60.00 for the class
Instructor –  Steve Healey

Prerequisite: Chabot Gun Club’s Basic and Intermediate Handgun Safety and Marksmanship Classes

This is a basic class on the presentation of the handgun from the holster, efficient reloading techniques and handgun retention. This class is to prepare you for basic and combat style handgun competitions and/or personal home defense.


There are no holster classes scheduled at this time

Times: 10am-4pm

Cost: $60.00

 Minimum Requirements:

Previous firearms safety training (Usually this means Chabot’s Basic and Intermediate Handgun Safety and Marksmanship Classes)

One handgun

Two magazines or speed-loaders

A holster designed for that model handgun (The holster must cover the trigger guard)

One magazine pouch or speed-loader pouch

A belt heavy and stiff enough to properly support the holster, pouch, loaded firearm and loaded extra magazine

150 rounds of ammunition for your firearm (You can purchase ammo at the range office)

You must bring and wear hearing protection and safety glasses (You can purchase them at the range office also)

Equipment will be inspected prior to range work.

We cannot loan guns, holsters or other personal equipment for this class.

Sorry, this class cannot accommodate people sharing a gun/holster/carrier. There is not sufficient time to allow such sharing.

Due to range safety concerns: shoulder holsters, cross draw holsters and “small of the back” holsters are not permitted. Purse or other bag/case holsters are also not permitted.

Please bring your own lunch.

Recommended holsters: Kydex from firms like Comp-Tac, Bladetech, Uncle Mikes, Raven, Galco, Fobus, and many others or big name leather holster makers such as Bianchi, Milt Sparks, Safariland, Don Hume, etc. Check the web and your local gun stores. Chabot does not sell holsters.

Please be aware that most shooters purchase 3 or more holsters during their shooting development, so you may want consider that before investing in a custom holster at the start of your shooting career.

Safety is paramount and we reserve the right to remove from class those with unsafe equipment and/or actions.

Chabot Gun Club will not knowingly train anyone in this class who cannot legally be in possession of firearms. Students must be 21 years of age unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor.

Safety is paramount. We enforce safety rules strictly.

Management reserves the right to refuse admission, control occupancy or remove anyone whose conduct is deemed by management to be disorderly or who fails to comply with any safety regulation.