Chatuge Gun Club offers handgun course

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Chatuge Gun Club, in conjunction with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a 12-hour course entitled “Basic Pistol” which will demonstrate the fundamental handling of handguns, and the legal ownership, storage, and information regarding a citizen’s right to self defense.

The two-day course will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. A fee of $35.00 covers the cost of classroom materials, texts, targets, snacks, and lunch on Saturday.

“The course is a basic handgun course enhanced by emphasis on self-defense and the law, so it is suitable for experienced as well as novice shooters,” explained Ed Jones, a certified firearms instructor and training counselor, “Ignorance and carelessness are the two leading causes of firearm accidents. Our aim is to eliminate both of them. Safe gun handling and storage techniques are paramount and are presented as a priority throughout the course.”

The 8-hour classroom portion of the course is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20. Supervised, one-on-one live firing will be conducted on Oct. 21 at the Chatuge Gun Club firing range.Chatuge Gun Club

While firearm safety is the focus of the course, other topics include the selection of a firearm, the anatomy of a handgun and its ammunition, loading and unloading of firearms, cleaning, and maintenance.

Additionally, methods and techniques to prevent home invasion and other life-threatening scenarios that could require deadly force will be explored.

Participants should provide a suitable handgun with 100 rounds of ammunition. “Suitable” is defined as a handgun capable of firing a minimum of five shots without reloading, and able to be fired without re-cocking. Single action revolvers are allowed, but not recommended, nor are high performance or magnum loads.

The instructors, coaches, and law enforcement participating in the course are strictly volunteers that wish to donate their time and efforts as a public service to educate and potentially quell negative media attention given to firearms.

Class capacity is limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration is required. To register or obtain additional information, contact Ed Jones at 706-896-1783 or between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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