Sheriff’s Office Civilian Firearms Training Schedule for 2015 Announced

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SWEETWATER COUNTY – The schedule for this year’s Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Civilian Handgun Training Courses was released today.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said each course begins with an 8 a.m. classroom session at the County Emergency Management training room in the basement of the county building at 731 C Street in Rock Springs, followed by range and shooting exercises at the Sweetwater County Firearms Range Complex south of Rock Springs.

The course schedule is as follows:

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● Saturday, April 18
● Saturday, May 23
● Saturday, June 13
● Saturday, August 15
● Saturday, September 5

Topics covered include grip, stance, sight picture, trigger control, holster considerations, home firearms storage, and above all, safety. There is a $30 charge for the course. Participants are required to supply a handgun, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions. Water, snacks, a hat, sun block, and a sturdy belt and belt holster are strongly recommended.

Those who wish to sign up can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (307) 352-4901. Shooters are encouraged to sign up early, as class size is limited to 15 people per class.