FREE FIREARM TRAINING CLASSES
The Cowlitz Public Shooting Range is offering the following FREE firearm training classes open to any and all interested persons. These are classroom sessions only, not range shooting, but the range will be open as usual for shooting after the classes. All classes will be held at the Cowlitz Public Shooting Range Education Building, 1000 Toutle Park Road, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Take Exit 52 from I-5 and follow the signs to the end of Toutle Park Road.
All classes will be held on Saturday mornings, beginning at 9:00 a.m. They will last approximately 2 – 3 hours. There is no charge for the classes, but regular range fees apply to any shooting.
Pre-registration is requested, but not required. Seating preference will be given to those who have pre-registered. Pre-registration is done by direct e-mail only to SLNelson@yahoo.com – not on Facebook.
For additional information, contact Steve Nelson at SLNelson@yahoo.com or (360) 846-3535.
August 12, 2017 – Firearm Safety Basics
This class is intended for persons with limited current knowledge and experience in the safe handling, loading, unloading and storage of firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories. It will cover a variety of common firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns. The instructors will also attempt to answer any specific gun model questions.
September 9, 2017 – Pistol Shooting Principles
This class will cover the basic principles of pistol and revolver operation and handgun marksmanship. The specifics of several common handgun models will be explained and the instructors will also attempt to answer any questions about other models. This class is intended for the novice handgun shooter, but more experienced shooters may also gain some insights from our experienced instructors.
October 7, 2017 – Rifle Shooting Principles
This class will cover the basic principles of rifle operation and marksmanship. The specifics of several rifle types will be explained and the instructors will also attempt to answer any questions about other models. This class is intended for the novice shooter, but more experienced shooters may also gain some insights from our experienced instructors.
November 4, 2017 – Firearm Laws Everyone Should Know
This class will address some important aspects of federal and state firearm laws affecting the purchase, possession, storage, transportation, carrying, transfer and use of firearms; things every gun owner should know.
December 16, 2017 – AR-15 Rifles for Beginners
This class will cover the basics of the AR-15 type semi-automatic modern sporting rifle, including the design, operation, cleaning and maintenance of the system. It will also cover some of the more common features and options, including calibers, barrel lengths, barrel twist rates, gas systems, and ammunition choices.
Special Event Shooting Rules can be seen HERE.