Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries Division offering free Introduction to Handguns course on Saturday, June 25 in Orange Beach

June 22, 2022
Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries Department offering free Introduction to Handguns course on Saturday, June 25 in Orange Beach

The Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Hunter Education Unit will offer an Introduction to Handguns course from 8:30 a.m. until noon this Saturday, June 25th at the Orange Beach Shooting Range, 23111 Russian Road. 

It is a free course and firearms and ammunition will be provided. The only requirements are that participants be at least 16 years of age and have either an Alabama hunting or fishing license. If the participant does not, a Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries License will be needed and can be purchased for $11.70 online at https://www.outdooralabama.com/wildlife-heritage-license

This Introduction to Handguns class focuses on firearm safety and marksmanship in a low-stress, family-friendly environment. It is perfect for those who want to learn more about firearm safety, handguns, and target shooting in a safe environment with certified firearms instructors. 

The following topics are covered:

  • Safe handling and storage of firearms
  • The parts of semi-automatic pistols and revolvers
  • Marksmanship
  • Live fire on paper and steel targets

Register online on the Alabama Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Hunter Education Unit site

This course is made possible by the cooperation of the Orange Beach Police Department, which is making its range available and assisting with the event.

Other courses are being offered throughout the state. Find more information at https://www.outdooralabama.com/programs/firearms-101-introduction-handguns.