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Talladega County Sheriff’s Office to hold free firearms safety course


TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office announced it will be offering another free Citizens Firearms Course next month.

The training staff developed these courses in response to the high volume of requests from the citizens regarding firearms classes for the public.

The primary focus of the pistol course is to teach attendees how to safely and effectively handle and fire a pistol. Students will learn firearms safety and become familiar with various types of handguns, rifles, and shotguns in an attempt to aid them in proper firearms identification and function. They will also learn about Alabama’s self-defense laws.

Students will spend approximately three hours in the classroom and one hour on the range. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office will provide a handgun for those who do not have their own.

The next firearms class will be Nov. 3, 2018 at Talladega County Investigations located at 501 West South Street, Talladega, Alabama 35160.

To register for the course, fill out the application online, or pick up an application at the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office in Talladega or Sylacauga. Click on the course you are interested in attending and complete the registration process,  To attend one of the courses, you must have a valid pistol permit or be at least 18 years old, submit to a background check, and have no criminal record.

If you do not have a valid pistol permit, be sure to follow the Alabama State law, Code section 13A-11-73(b), on the transportation of your handgun.

To attend the course on Nov. 3, have your application turned in online or to the Sheriff’s Office by Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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