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The Basic Handgun Course consists of an introduction to the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely handle and use a firearm. 4.5 hours of hands-on classroom training at the Gateswood Volunteer Fire Department consisting of discussion and demonstrations of safety, gun handling, a look at various types of handguns and ammunition, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various firing positions, cleaning a handgun and more. 2 to 2.5 hours at Styx River Shooting Center, where a participant will perform exercises to improve your marksmanship and get on target. 

Because we know a lot of students are here to learn how to use your firearm for self-defense, we also have an officer from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department come in and give about an hour question and answer session on the laws of self-defense and concealed carry and show you several different types of carry methods. This will help get you prepared for the next step.

You need to provide a firearm of your choice and 1-2 boxes of ammunition. If you do not have a firearm, we have a few to loan out for a small fee, as long as we know in advance and you can purchase ammunition at the range.

Course Length: Approximately 6-7 hours

Date & Time: November 11th @ 8:30am

Location: Gateswood VFD and Styx River Shooting Center, Robertsdale AL

Cost $125


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