Enroll Now

The TACTICAL HANDGUN - BASIC course is specifically tailored towards individuals who are considering a career pathway into the demanding and specialised sections of the workforce; whether it is your desire to enter into the Private Security industry, or Law Enforcement, this course is your first step in the right direction.

The course goal is to deliver a high level instruction on the basics of Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary for any individual considering a career in the Private Security industry or Law Enforcement, or owning their own handgun for sports shooting.

However, you may simply desire to overcome your fear of guns. This course also suits those individuals who require a more tailored instruction of personal development and at the end of the course you will gain the knowledge, skill and attitude that will shift your belief that guns are something to be afraid of. This could not be further from the truth, the handgun is no more dangerous than the motor vehicle you drive to work every day.

Enroll Now

Course Structure

The course is designed to run over 2-days and course participants will gain knowledge on all the necessary safety aspects of handling, inspection and serviceability of the handgun, the use of the handgun, the relevant legislation relating to firearms in general and the basics on Firearm Safety. We generally run this course every Wednesday and Thursday.

Course participants will then partake in a practical qualification shoot at the firing range, where there will be a Senior RAY MANCINI ACADEMY Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer to put you through your paces, which is designed to ultimately entrench the knowledge learnt earlier in the day. Here you will reinforce the dry practice skills learnt at the Academy, thus developing the right attitude to become a smarter, safer and more confident handgun owner and or shooter.

Course Outline

The content of this course may fulfil local requirements for sports shooting clubs and other permits. (Check with your local issuing authorities for their specific requirements. In most cases, this course will exceed those requirements.)

  • Basic fundamentals and safety.
  • Potential Dangers (penetration, ricochet, accidental discharges, etc.)
  • Components and operation of modern pistols.
  • Types, components, and purposes of modern ammunition.
  • Applicable laws relating to firearm categories and to the licensing requirements, interstate travel and transportation, and storage of firearms.
  • Administrative loading and unloading of semi-automatic pistols.
  • The fundamentals of marksmanship and basic shooting techniques.
  • Preventative Maintenance (cleaning, maintenance, inspection, and safe storage).
  • Live fire drills on an approved shooting range.

Enroll Now


Minimum of 100 rounds required to complete the course and can be purchased from RAY MANCINI ACADEMY at $40 per 100 rounds.

You are required to wear tactical pants or good comfortable pants with belt loops; you must bring a strong belt suitable for wearing holsters and mag pouches. Closed shoes or boots (footwear must be suitable for rapid movement and turning). Sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system or water and baseball type cap.

It is highly recommended that you bring all of the above to the course; instructors have the right to refuse students from attending the training if they turn up unprepared or not wearing appropriate clothing. PLEASE watch the video below.

RAY MANCINI ACADEMY will provide students with firearms, holsters, PPE and ammunition. If you have a specific duty gear such as holsters and belts that you wear on duty feel free to bring it along providing it suits SIG SAUER P250, Glock 17 and 22 models.

Please note: If you’re an agent or law enforcement officer who has a permit for your own firearms you must contact us before you can bring your own firearms or ammunition to the course for approval.

Please feel free to call or email the RAY MANCINI ACADEMY Student Services with any questions. or Email: info@raymancini.com.au


After successful completion of the Tactical Handgun - Basic Course – Students then have the option to progress their study and complete the Defensive Tactical Handgun - L1 course which will improve their overall firearms proficiency level and develop a new set of skills.

Enroll Now


2-days (5 to 7 hours per day).


  • This program has a course fee of $490 payable in one of two ways:
  • In order to secure a place on the course a 50% Deposit of $245 upon enrolment is mandatory
  • An upfront enrolment fee of $490 is also accepted.
  • A minimum of 100 rounds of 9mm ammunition required and the cost for 100 rounds is $50.
Enroll Now


The safety of our staff, our customers and the public is our highest priority. It takes precedence over all other aspects of our business.

In health and safety, our record currently sets the standard for the industry (zero Injury/accidents Statistics in over 17 years we have been in business). This requires constant effort in all aspects of risk management, process control, training and communication. Our responsibility is to exercise safety leadership and maintain a safety conscious working environment at every level of our operation. We are dedicated to making this attitude part of our culture and everyday activities.

Our policy of having a workplace free from alcohol or drugs is part of our commitment to building a safer network for our customers and staff. All employees – including front-line staff, those in safety-critical roles, firearms division, administrative staff and senior management – are subject to random testing at any time while they are reporting to work or undertaking work.


RAY MANCINI ACADEMY reserves the right to test any eligible student undertaking firearms training for the use of prohibited drugs or alcohol when actions of said individual student are such to provide reasonable suspicion of the use of drugs or under the influence of alcohol. Any trainer, administrator or support staff may report reasonable suspicion to the lead instructor or the director of training who will, along with the referring party, decide on the need for drug or alcohol testing.

Students who fail drug or alcohol tests are removed immediately from the course.

Enroll Now