CONCEALED CARRY PERMIT CLASSES COMING UP MONDAY & SATURDAYS
GCCC and Sand & Sage Rifle & Pistol Club offering NRA-affiliated course in August & later
Garden City Community College has scheduled a new series of classes for local and area residents who want to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun permit, including one session meeting on a Monday and several on upcoming Saturdays.
The Kansas Concealed Carry course, which prepares individuals to make application to the state, will be offered 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the John Collins Vocational Building. Dates include Aug. 20 for the Monday class, with Saturday options of Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Dec. 1.
The one-day course is conducted periodically by the GCCC Department of Public Safety, in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Sanctioned by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, it uses instructors certified by the National Rifle Association. Successful completion meets training requirements to qualify for the permit. Permit application is open at the website of the Kansas attorney general, www.ksag.org, or any Kansas sheriff’s office.
Instruction includes a review of firearm basics and safe handling of firearms, and also covers criminal and civil legal issues, citizen responsibility and interaction with law enforcement. The cost is $125 per person. Pre-registration is available by firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-276-9629, and information is also available atwww.team-t.org.
BASIC PISTOL CLASS
In addition, GCCC DPS is offering the NRA Women on Target basic pistol class 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29. That class covers the use of handguns, rifles and shotguns, including live fire instruction and practice on the Sand and Sage range, weather permitting.
Upon completion, a participant should be able to select, clean and store a firearm, understand ammunition, and know how to safely load, unload and fire a gun. Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course, which costs $70.
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