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Trussville: 2019 Fall Basic Air Rifle Safety Course


2019 Fall Basic Air Rifle Safety Course

JEFFCO 4-H Shooting Sports Contact Carol Thomas 205-438-3035 canbuild4u2@bellsouth.net.

4-H Agent Contact:  Bridgett Harris, 205-572-0924

This course is primarily a basic safety course that teaches the student the basic skills and the necessity of safe handling of rifles.  We will also teach the skills required to sight-in a rifle and how to properly hold and shoot the rifle for accuracy.  We will do a lot of shooting, starting the first day.  Parents are encouraged to come and “watch” the class.

We will limit the class to 12 students (boys or girls).  The age requirement for the class is from 11 to 16.  We have two rifles that we use for the class.  First are Daisy 853 pellet rifles.  The second rifle is the Daisy 888 pellet rifle.  These rifles are similar.  The 853 is a pump rifle, the 888 is CO2 powered.  We will match the rifle with the student for size and strength.  Both rifles have similar accuracy and sights.  The rifles and pellets are furnished for the course.

The class will meet once a week on Thursday for 10 weeks, i.e. 10 classes. The first meeting of the class will be Thursday, September 26, 2019.  We meet at the Trussville Parks and Recreation Gym (Old Elem. School) located at 425 Cherokee Dr in Trussville (35173).  The class begins at 4:00 P.M. and runs until 6:00 P.M. each Thursday.  Students should arrive around 3:30.  The class will last 10weeks and will finish around December 5 (we will not meet on Halloween or Thanksgiving).  It is important that the students attend each of the classes, especially the first 5 or 6, since the lessons build on each other.  The cost for the class is $35.00 per student.  This covers the shooting supplies and the NRA Certificate at the end of the class.

This course is sponsored by the Jefferson Co 4-H, and the Magic City Gun Club.

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Contact Carol Thomas for an application packet.  E-mail is preferred (and quickest), but call if necessary (leave a message with name and number).  Please note that the class is limited to 12 due to range limitations.  If you are interested, reply ASAP.  Course is filled first come-first served.