Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon. $98 for a Six-Hour Comprehensive Shooting Course ($200 Value) The beginner-friendly course starts with four hours of in-classroom training, during which instructors—all of whom are former members of the Special Forces—pass out handbooks and go over firearms basics, close-quarters shooting techniques, and gun laws. Classes then move to the range, where instructors supply ammo, targets, and six different pistols, including semiautomatics and revolvers. After students practice with the various firearms, they receive an application for a Florida concealed-weapons permit. All students are required to pay an additional $10 range fee, which includes eye and ear protection.