I just got back from a 4 day basic handgun course at Front Sight in Nevada. You mentioned it as a bonding experience with your stepdad... I attended with my father and it was one of the first father/son "fun" experiences we have had in years. We both had a great time and learned tons.
You would fly in to Las Vegas, rent a car and drive an hour to Pahrump, where Front Sight is located. We chose to stay in Pahrump because accommodations are cheaper and very tolerable (we stayed at the Saddle West).
Check ebay for certificates to attend the 4 day basic handgun course. You can sometimes find these in the $100 - $200 dollar range, which is a pretty good deal for that course.
Last edited by bilyspit; October 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM.
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