South Plains College to offer NRA Basic Pistol course - FOX34 Lubbock

South Plains College to offer NRA Basic Pistol course

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(Press release)

South Plains College will offer an NRA Basic Pistol class on Sept. 15-16 (Saturday and Sunday) in Room 116 of the Law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland campus. The class will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15 with an hour break for lunch, and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 16.

The cost of the course is $85, and students need to register and pay in advance. Because of the range requirements, space is limited to 15 students. The instructor is Steven Dyer.

This is an excellent course for new pistol shooters, or those who need more training and self-confidence before applying for a Texas License To Carry a Handgun. Participants must be law-abiding citizens who may lawfully possess a handgun. Children are welcome to attend with a parent and participants must contact the instructor at for more information.

The Basic Pistol takes approximately 10 to 12 hours, depending on the number of students. It covers firearm safety, how ammunition and handguns work, different types of handguns, handgun terminology, cleaning handguns, proper shooting skills, purchasing a new or used handgun and available shooting opportunities. Students will learn proper marksmanship fundamentals, and how to shoot from bench rest, two-hand standing and one-hand standing positions.

Pistols, ammunition, hearing and eye protection are provided, although students are free to bring their own pistols to practice. Students who wish to fire a variety of pistols ranging from .380 to .44 magnum may do so for an extra $10 payable at the range to cover ammunition costs.

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