Home Defense Pistol

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.

Home Defense Pistol Class Information:
When:  Scheduled Sundays
Where:  Cleckner Building by Trap, Range 5a
How Much:  $65.00
Instructor:  Steve Healey
Special Instructions:  Advanced Registration is required

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

2015 Class Dates:

March 29         May 31          August 30          November 29

A one day class in the use of the handgun. This class is primarily for those who have some familiarity with their handgun and who practice safe gun handling.

This class will serve as a good introduction to any of the national firearm training academies or to continue your instruction here at Chabot Gun Club.

The class is divided into two parts: classroom lecture and shooting practice.

Lecture topics include a basic safety review, firearm and ammunition selection, targeting considerations, cover and concealment, tactics, flashlight techniques and an introduction to home security planning.

Although we are not attorneys, some discussion of the legal considerations of firearm’s use will be covered.

The range portion will include instruction in basic shooting positions: standing, kneeling, sitting and prone. Techniques will concentrate on short range defensive shooting (less than 10 yards) combining speed and accuracy.

We will practice various drills and will end the day with a chance to solve a tactical problem.

EQUIPMENT: Handgun, at least one extra magazine or speedloader, 150 rounds of ammunition. Wear old comfortable clothing. No holster is necessary for this course. Hearing and eye protection are required. (We have a few handguns that we can loan for this class but we recommend you bring your own handgun. If you use our handguns you must purchase and use our ammunition!)

The classroom begins at 9:00 A.M. sharp and continues until about noon. The range portion is from 1:15 P.M. until about 5 P.M. We recommend you bring a lunch. There are no nearby restaurants, however, the Club does have vending machines.


Chabot Gun Club also offers: Basic & Basic II Handgun Safety & Marksmanship Classes, Tactical Training and Hunter Safety Classes as well as a wide variety of shooting activities and competitions. Please call for further information @ 510-569-0213.

Safety is paramount. We enforce safety rules strictly.

Chabot Gun Club 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.