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Firearms Safety & Familiarization Course

The Prattville Police Department's Firearms Training Unit is currently offering a Firearms Safety & Familiarization Course for civilians as weather permits. The classes run on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. We will announce the date of the class at the beginning of the month. Instructors will be available at 8:30 a.m. to address registration issues and questions. Should the need arise for a rain date, one of the instructors will contact you. If you are unsure of the weather conditions, you may check the home page for an announcement that morning or you may call the desk sergeant at 361-3671. There is a $10 fee beginning in April 2012 to attend the class. This nominal fee covers the cost of targets.

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Although each class can only accommodate twelve students, this will be an on-going program and everyone will get a chance to attend. In order to attend, you must complete the registration form. Once you have successfully registered, you will be contacted by an instructor with details of the class curriculum, directions to the firing range, and contact information. Any questions may be directed to the Prattville Police Department at 361-3671. You will be required to sign a liability release form the morning of your class before the session begins. You must be 21 to attend the class. You do not have to reside in Prattville to attend.

Beginning in 2013, each applicant must pass a criminal history check before attending this course. Anyone prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm will be deemed ineligible to attend.

Please remember, this is a familiarization course only, you will not be qualifying.

Handguns only!

If you have questions about your weapon or the caliber of your weapon, please contact one of our instuctors as noted at the bottom of this page.

Items to bring:

Weapon, at least 1 magazine, minimum of 50 rounds target ammunition (NO reloads), holster (REQUIRED), belt for your holster (if applicable), appropriate clothing for weather conditions (either tennis shoes or hiking boots), and hearing protection if desired. If you are borrowing a weapon, you must make those arrangements prior to the class.


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As noted above, please complete this form to register. The Prattville Police Department's Firearms Training Unit will do everything they can to accommodate you, but please bear in mind that the interest in this class has been overwhelming. Thank you for your interest, enthusiasm, and patience. Any questions, please contact our instructors by email. (The instructors are not always in the office, email will generate a quicker response to your inquiries.)

Photos from class

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