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Upcoming Training Events

Carrol County Fish and Game will be offering two courses in April, Home Firearm Safety on Saturday April 8th and Basic Pistol on Saturday April 22. The course descriptions are included below. Both courses are being offered as a public service through the Club. The club will be profiting from the courses. The normal cost of the Home Firearm course is $100.00 and $175.00 for the Basic Pistol course. Through the club, the cost of each course is simply the cost of the NRA training materials. $10.00 for the Home Firearm Safety course and $15.00 for the Basic Pistol course. Enrollment will be through the NRA website. Anyone is  welcome in either or both classes, they do not need to be a club member. Contact Steve Bender at for the enrollment link.


NRA Home Firearm Safety Training Course

Short Description:

This is a non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skill, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

More Details:

This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearm accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and an NRA course completion certificate.

Costs of NRA Student Training Materials:



NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Short Description:

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation. Training is presented as a traditional instructor led course where you will receive direct instruction from NRA certified instructors from beginning to end.

More Details:

The Instructor Led training takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This eight-hour course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. Course topics include gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training with nationally standardized shooting qualifications while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive an NRA course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

Costs of NRA Student Training Materials:




Steve Bender


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