SAO Shooter’s Academy – Enroll Now!
SAO is not just a gun shop and shooting range. We are also committed to fully outfitting the shooter with firearms training and instruction and are staffed to do so. We are currently in the process of expanding our curriculum and now offer three popular classes as well as personalized training:
Concealed Weapons Permit
Taught by Fernandina Beach PD Captain Jim Norman, this is a class for shooters with some handgun experience. You get ninety minutes of classroom instruction, and one half hour in the range for only $55.00. You get a certificate that you can then take to the Agriculture Department in Jacksonvile where they will take your picture, fingerprint you and submit your Carry Permit Application. You pay $117 to the state and will have your permit within two weeks. Click here for class availability and to reserve your seat.
Taught by NRA Certified Instructor, David Phipps, this class is for beginning shooters. Included are two hours of hands-on classroom instruction on handgun function and safety, two hours in the range firing a variety of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols in various calibers, and this class fulfills the Florida Concealed Weapons Permit requirements. All for just $99.00. Click here for class availability and to reserve your seat.
NRA First Steps – Basic Rifle Orientation
This class offers a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and operation of three rifle action types: bolt action, lever action and semi-automatic. You will learn all about these platforms including safe gun handling, parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, cleaning and storage. This course is approximately four hours long and includes classroom and range time. Everything is included and you will shoot an AR15 as well as a lever action and bolt action rifle in our climate controlled indoor range. This is a great class for the teens and “tweens” just getting into hunting and the shooting sports. Cost per student = $99.99
Customized Personal Training
For those seeking more in-depth training or a fully private experience, we provide personalized programs to fit your needs. The cost is $60 per hour with a minimum of two hours. Such training typically includes both classroom and range time.
Ladies Only Classes
If you put together a group of three or more ladies for personal training or basic pistol orientation, we will do our best to accomodate your schedule. If it’s a group for personal training, we will charge $50 per hour instead of $60. Ladies Only Basic Pistol Oriention classes will be charged at $99.99 per student and will take between three and four hours.
Please stop in or give us a call at 904-849-7593 for details, available dates and to reserve your seat.
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