- Shooting targets is the closest most of us will ever get to being Jack Bauer.
- Shooting zombie posters is as close to Walking Dead as we should ever want to be.
- If you’re going to have a handgun, it’s EXTREMELY important to know how to use it safely.
- If you’re going to concealed carry, there is much to learn about OR and WA and Federal laws and much to learn about hoster options.
- In this course, you’ll get to shoot at least seven guns–from a pocket pistol to a revolver to a full-size semi-automatic handgun.
- You will learn how to continue your education.
That’s perfect. Many students taking this course have never even touched a gun. We start with yellow plastic training guns to develop good habits before even touching a real gun. Most students are intimidated by recoil and the sound of a gun shooting. That’s why we spend quite a bit of time shooting. The intimidation fades quicker than you would think. You can start off with a pellet gun, with no recoil and hardly any noise at all and work your way up from there. There’s no need to shoot the 357 Magnum revolver unless you want to. Though after shooting that, everything else seems tame. There’s no pressure at all. Without exception, all students end up having lots of fun. Shooting is a fun sport and it can really grow on you.
- Who: The instructor is certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.
- What: This course, plus a section on Concealed Carry, plus shooting practice in an indoor range.
- When: Monday May 8th 6-9 p.m. and Saturday May 13th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m..
- Where: 400 East Scenic Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058-3434 (Map)
Mt. Adams Fish and Game Association meeting room and indoor shooting range. (Map)
- Why: Safety and Fun. But safety first.
- How much: $89 (9MM ammo provided)
Here’s what to expect:
- NRA Basic Pistol Course, and upon passing the classroom and practical (shooting) test, you’ll receive a certificate which qualifies for Oregon’s CHL (Concealed Handgun License) requirements.
- At the same time, students will develop good handgun handling habits with a yellow, plastic training gun. You will develop good habits before even entering the indoor shooting range.
- Then there’s a segment on concealed carry–holsters, do’s and don’ts, legal considerations, and so on. (Why concealed carry?)
- We move into the next room where the indoor shooting range is located. That’s when the real fun begins.
- Issue certificates.
It’s a full day, but by the end, you will be a safe shooter.
Yes, you can take the certificate you get from this course and take it to the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office and get your CHL (Concealed Handgun License) there.
Signup at the following link:
https://www.cgcc.edu/community-ed/registration-process and just call. The registration process online is way too complicated.
A $45 deposit is required to hold your spot. There’s only room for six, so we need a strong commitment.
If you have any trouble with the above payment pages, the following will work too. (PayPal will push you towards using PayPal to pay (of course) but you can opt to pay without a PayPal account by clicking on “Pay with debit or credit card…“)
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Lunch is on your own. We’ll break for lunch and head into town.
- Open to the public.
- Handguns will be provided.
- Bring two 50 round boxes of 9MM ammo.
- If you have a handgun, please contact the instructor at email@example.com.
- Eye protection (Good guide at http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting-Glasses-Buyers-Guide/532383.uts).
- Ear protection (Both foam earplug and ear muff protection recommended for first time shooters.)
- Please bring a baseball cap too.
- Qualify for Oregon CHL (Concealed Handgun License)
- To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
- Students will receive a certificate upon completion.
- LESSON I: PISTOL KNOWLEDGE AND SAFE GUN HANDLING
- LESSON II: AMMUNITION KNOWLEDGE AND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PISTOL SHOOTING
- LESSON III: FIRING THE FIRST SHOTS
- LESSON IV: SCORING TARGETS, AND SELECTING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PISTOL
- LESSON V: CONTINUED OPPORTUNITIES FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The instructor will add a section not contained in the NRA lesson plan on concealed carry. This is not part of the NRA course.
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- Willingness to learn and follow safety rules.
- Any guns brought to the course must be unloaded.
- Concealed carry is okay, but guns must stay very concealed until unholstering under the direct supervision of the instructor.
About the instructor
The instructor is an NRA Certified Safety Range Officer and is certified to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course. He has been shooting recreationally for 25+ years, competes in IDPA tournaments (International Defensive Pistol Association), and is a bit of a safety freak. “Safety comes first, but fun has to come a close second.”