Free Firearms Training Courses Available in the State of Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – With gun ownership comes responsibility, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has created classes to teach people about gun safety in a home and low-income environment. stress.

The introductory handgun course covers safe firearm handling and storage, semi-automatic pistol and revolver parts, marksmanship, and live fire on paper and steel targets .

Conservation Department hunter education coordinator Scott Kellenberger told News 19 that the idea for the classes began after law enforcement noticed safety issues at ranges.

“We saw a number of people who weren’t competent and some who weren’t safe, so we decided we needed to offer courses to help improve that,” Kellenberger explained.

All firearms and ammunition are provided, but students who have their own handguns and appropriate ammunition are encouraged to bring them.

Kellenberger told News 19 that these courses can also save firearms users a lot of money. “If you go for gun lessons, you’ll pay $100 to $300 a day, more or less. You will provide your own pistol and your own ammunition. We charge a $12 legacy license, which you must have anyway to use our ranges.

The lessons are for people who have never shot with a coach. Each student will have their own instructor, making it easy and comfortable for participants to ask questions.

“Our goal is to develop them into safe, self-sufficient shooters and we invite them to come to these classes until they no longer need us,” Kellenberger explained.

Participants must be aged 16 or over and it is recommended to register online before the course as places are limited. Registration and more information can be found here.


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