The Civilian Firearms Course has been suspended until further notice.
Our Civilian Gun Class is intended for responsible citizens who need an introductory level course in the basic instruction of handguns. This is a great course for the first time gun owner who strives to handle their firearm confidently and safely!
The overall goal of this course is to give the participant a better understanding of handguns, which includes a lecture on the fundamentals of shooting, Safety and a live fire session on the range. This course is to familiarize you with handguns and allow you the opportunity to shoot in a controlled and safe setting. This basic program is the first step in developing your overall shooting skill with firearms. The emphasis in this course is safe weapons handling and basic marksmanship.
Costs: $25.00 per person, exact cash or check only. No credit cards/debit can be accepted. Make checks payable to : Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
Schedule: The 3rd Saturday of every month. Hours are 8:30 am until 11:30 am. No one will be accepted after 8:30 am.
You must register in advance and receive a confirmation.
Directions: Carl Griffin Drive- after the sharp 90 degree right turn you will make a left on a gravel road, disregard the signs that state “do not enter” - travel to the 1st left make a left and then the range parking will be on the right approximately ¼ mile. Proceed to the range entrance follow the signs for the civilian gun classroom.
If you are under a physician’s care for heart problems, pregnancy, vertigo, etc. please consult with your doctor before participating.
Guns brought to course by you
If you do not own a handgun, the Sheriff’s Office will provide you with a pistol and ammunition for the class ( Ruger 22/45)
Cpl Mitchell Minick is Georgia a P.O.S.T certified firearms instructor. He is also certified by the NRA’s law Enforcement Division as a firearms instructor. He serves as the Sheriff’s Office Rangemaster.
Cpl Mitchell Minick