LPSO to offer beginner handgun course

Source: LPSO
Source: LPSO
Published: Jun. 12, 2016 at 1:02 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 12, 2016 at 3:21 AM CDT
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LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's office announced Saturday it will offer a beginner handgun course. It will be held on Saturday, July 9 at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office Shooting Range, 3451 Highway 182, Raceland.

The class, which lasts from 8 a.m. until around noon, is designed for first-time firearms owners and people looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership.

The course 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 suggested due to class size. Click here to register online, or for more information, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327 or by email at lafate-day@lpso.net. 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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