Find out why group firearm lessons have been increasing in popularity over the past few years.

Taking firearm lessons can be beneficial for people of all experience levels and interests. Whether you are new to handling guns or have many years of experience, taking lessons can improve your accuracy and confidence when using different types of firearms. When it comes to group activities, firearm lessons are a fun way to spend time with friends and family and learn or advance your shooting skills.

Group firearm lessons have been increasing in popularity over the past few years. People new to shooting and firearm enthusiasts alike have started taking group firearm lessons as a fun activity. When booking a group instruction, your Blackstone instructor can create a custom lesson depending on your skill level and prior firearm knowledge.

Learn Firearm Safety

Safety is the number one reason to book a firearm session. Taking a firearm lesson will teach you how to properly and safely handle a firearm. After learning the basic safety rules for treating, handling, and caring for your firearm, you will become more confident in your shooting skills and have more fun!

4 Basic Gun Safety Rules

Be Aware Of The Muzzle At All Times

When picking up or holding a firearm, it is always important to point the muzzle in a safe direction at all times. This is true even when the firearm is not loaded.

Always Treat Firearms As If They Are Loaded

Knowing when your firearm is loaded and unloaded is essential. When it comes to handling, showing, storing, and more, ALWAYS assume it is loaded.

Keep Your Finger Off Of The Trigger

Some firearms have an external safety, but the best way to ensure the safety of everyone around you is to make sure that your finger stays away from the trigger until you are aiming at your target and ready to fire.

Know Your Target

Identify your target and be aware of everything beyond it. This will help ensure that you do not take the risk of hitting something unwanted.

Make It Social

When planning a group activity, going to the shooting range might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, booking a lane at Blackstone could be an exciting new activity that allows you to spend time with friends and family, or it could even be a team-building activity. Learn proper gun handling techniques, improve your skills, even compete with others, all while enjoying the company of your group. Blackstone offers group training and private events, following the growing trend to host birthday parties, team-building events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or a just “night out” with friends at the shooting range.

When going to the shooting range for a group firearm lesson, depending on the firearms that your group members own or rent, you will have a variety of firearms available to shoot—expanding your knowledge and adding to the fun.

Blackstone also offers group firearm lessons for people on the same skill levels. It is a great way to interact with like-minded people who also enjoy the sport of shooting.

Learn Self Defense As a Group

Many gun owners say that the main reason for owning a firearm is for self-defense. Whether you own a gun for sport shooting or own a firearm for self-defense purposes, it is important to be knowledgeable and comfortable with the firearm before handling or shooting. Taking lessons from one of our firearm instructors will create a safe space for you and your group members to learn the ins and outs of caring for and handling a firearm while learning tactical skills with the firearm of your choice. Group firearm lessons can help you learn how to react in stressful situations if you ever find yourself in need of self-defense. When your family or friends get together for a group firearm lesson, you get to have fun while learning valuable, and potentially life-saving skills by learning the proper way to keep yourself safe inside and outside of the shooting range.

Take Group Firearm Lessons At Blackstone Shooting Sports!

Plan your next group activity at the shooting range! At Blackstone Shooting Sports, we aim to entertain. We offer both private and group instruction. Our instructors will help you understand firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, and defensive shooting concepts through basic and advanced shooting drills. We offer a safe, non-intimidating environment to train in and offer a range of options to customize your training. Visit our group training page to learn more and to schedule your group firearm lesson today!

Terms & Conditions

Thank you for choosing Blackstone Shooting Sports! If you have any questions regarding a recent purchase, or product, please feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable Guest Support Team; chat with a team member 7-days a week from 10am until 9pm.

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Buyer Responsibility & Legal Ownership Limitations

It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the item being purchased is legal to own in your city / state. Verify with your receiving dealer if you are not 100% sure that it is legal. – Magazines that violate capacity restrictions will not be shipped or substituted.

You must be 18 or older to purchase a rifle or shotgun and 21 or older to purchase a handgun.
You are responsible for compliance to your local and state laws.
Be aware of restrictions on extended magazines and certain types of AR-15 style rifles.

Not for sale where prohibited.
Blackstone will not sell or transfer a firearm to any of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands. In addition, we do not conduct any international sales. **Last updated 01/01/2023 (subject to change)

Automatic Knives (OTF & OTS):
Blackstone will not sell or transfer any automatic knives to any of the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Guam, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Virgin Islands, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia. **Last updated 01/01/2023 (subject to change)

During checkout you specify a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) near you who transfers the firearm to you, after successful background check if needed.
FFL can be your local Gun Shop, Gun Range or Pawn Shop willing to perform the transfer.

“Local Store Pick Up” in Charlotte, NC. *Sales tax may apply.
Blackstone Shooting Sports
2001 Wilkinson Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28208

The buyer is responsible for all FFL’s transfer fee/s upon pickup which is generally $15-30. “Local pickup” at our Charlotte location is free of charge.
For all FFL transfers, the firearm dealer (that we are sending the item/s to) must send us their valid license (FFL) by emailing ([email protected]). Blackstone is not responsible for any lost items shipped via USPS, FedEx, and UPS.

Ammunition Sales

All ammunition will be shipped FedEx or UPS ground; no air freight allowed.
Ammunition and firearms must be shipped separately.
Always make sure you order the correct ammunition for your specific firearm.

Federal law requires that you must be at least 18 years old to purchase shotgun and rifle ammunition and 21 years or older to purchase handgun ammo.

Check your state and local laws for any other restrictions before ordering.
Ammo Shipping Restrictions: Blackstone does not ship ammo to CA, IL, NY, NJ, MA, DC, CT, or P.O. Boxes

Return Policy & Warranty

We fundamentally believe you will be thrilled with the products you purchase from Blackstone Shooting Sports. That’s because we go out of our way to ensure we get you the exact products you need from the best brands in the industry. We understand, however, that sometimes a product may not be what you expected it to be. In that unlikely event, we invite you to review the following terms related to returning a product.

If you need to return an item or cancel an order, simply contact our Guest Support Team at 704-414-6020 or by emailing [email protected] (be sure to include your order #). Feel free to use the live chat function on our website for the fastest support. All inquires received during business hours are answered same day!

*All canceled and returned items are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

Please allow 1-5 business days to credit back to your original form of payment.

Damaged/Used Product: Unless there is a verifiable manufacturer’s defect with the merchandise, no returns will be accepted on damaged or used products. This includes firearm parts that have been previously installed.

Returns Within 30 Days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, accompanying accessories, and a receipt.

Returns Within 10 days: The original method of payment will be refunded in full. Merchandise must be in new condition with all original packaging, documentation, and a receipt. Non-cash transactions:

Restricted Items

Due to safety and liability concerns, Blackstone does not accept any returns on ammunition that have exited the facility. All online ammunition sales are final.

Blackstone does not accept any returns on firearms. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with firearms previously purchased from Blackstone.

Blackstone does not accept any returns on knives. This is to ensure every knife purchase from Blackstone is 100% factory sharp, blemish free, and warrantied by the manufacturer. We will assist with all recalls, warranty claims, or manufacturer defects with knives previously purchased from Blackstone.

Tax Information

North Carolina residents will be charged a 7.25% sales tax.

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Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

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