Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office offers pistol training

Published: Feb. 28, 2016 at 2:14 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2016 at 3:59 AM CST
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RACELAND, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will offer a FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation training course on Saturday, March 12.

It will be held at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. Class will begin at 8 a.m. and last until around noon. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.

The LPSO said the class is designed for first-time firearms owners and persons looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership.

"FIRST" stands for "Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training." The FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation will include the following: firearms handling and shooting safety, firearms parts and their operation, ammunition and its function, shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range, how to select, clean, and store a firearm, review of various activities available to help participants develop their shooting skills, one hour of live range fire with certified firearms instructor.

The cost for the course is $50, and advance registration is recommended due to class size.

You can register online by clicking here, or for more information, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327.

Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient) and ear protection (muffs or plugs).

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