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Sheriff’s Office plans Pistol Orientation Course

Sheriff’s Office plans Pistol Orientation Course

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer a FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation training course on Saturday, Mar. 12, at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range, 3451 Hwy. 182, in Raceland.

This class is designed for first-time firearms owners and persons looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership. Class will begin at 8 a.m. and last until around noon. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.

“FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training.” The FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation will include the following: firearms handling and shooting safety; firearms parts and their operation; ammunition and its function; shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range; how to select, clean, and store a firearm; review of various activities available to help participants develop their shooting skills; one hour of live range fire with certified firearms instructor.

The cost for the course is $50, and advance registration is recommended. Go to www.LPSO.net/FirstStepsReg to register online, or for more information, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327 or by email at lafate-day@lpso.net.

Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs).