2 firearms courses set

Published 1:08 am Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Interesting in learning to use a firearm safely?

There are two opportunities in the upcoming week to do so.

First, the Opp Police Department will conduct a ladies’ firearms class on June 9 and June 11.

The class is limited to 20 participants.

“The classroom section of the training will be conducted on Thurs., June 9, beginning at 5:45 p.m., at the City of Opp EOC/Police/Fire Training Center,” Police Chief Mike McDonald said.

The facility is located on Hwy. 52 in the old Army Reserve building.

“Each student will need to bring their unloaded pistol to this class,” McDonald said. “The class will consist on briefing the students on firearms safety, self-defense laws, firearms manipulation, loading, malfunction clearing and natural point of aiming.”

On Sat., June 11, at 8 a.m., students will conduct live fire familiarization at the OPD range.

The class is free and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each student will need a minimum of 50 rounds for the Saturday portion of the class.

Registration began yesterday morning and those interested should contact Regina Thompson at 493-4511.

On Sat., June 25, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office will hold a firearms familiarization and safety course, at 8 a.m.

The class will cover handgun safety, proper handling techniques, and efficient firing of handguns.

To participate in the class, attendees will need to provide his or her own handgun, 50 rounds of ammunition, hearing protection, and eye protection.

The event will occur at the Covington County Firing Range on Hwy. 55 North in Red Level.

The first 20 applicants will be selected.

To sign-up, call Mrs. Johnson at the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force at 222-3532.