Whoever suggested coming out with your guns blazing was definitely speaking metaphorically. Learn the ins and outs of firearms operations and safety at Aegis Academy in Pala: • $75 (regularly $150) for an introduction to firearms This 90-minute courses focuses on the fundamentals of firearms, marksmanship principles, and range procedures -- including the firing of five semiautomatic pistols, three shotguns, and three AR platform carbines. You'll get two tacos and a beverage at a post-class happy hour as well. • $375 (regularly $750) for a basic pistol class This three-day course includes instruction on storage and liability, ballistics, assembly and disassembly, pistol manipulation, target engagement techniques, and much more. • All classes are taught by former military special ops veterans, including Navy SEALs Want more? Check out Aegis Academy on Facebook.