Events in March 2023

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February 26, 2023
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March 7, 2023(1 event)

8:30 am: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

8:30 am: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course


March 7, 2023

If you are a new or an experienced shooter this course will provide you with the basic fundamentals of pistol shooting to increase your skills.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course consists of instruction and a hands-on practical portion at the range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA Certified Instructor. This course is eight hours and is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation.

Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting and pistol inspection and maintenance.
During the training of the course, an NRA Certified Instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling, loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.

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March 11, 2023(1 event)

9:00 am: Traditional Basic Hunter Education Instructor Led

9:00 am: Traditional Basic Hunter Education Instructor Led


March 11, 2023

Traditional Basic Hunter Education
Location: The Gun Shop
44633 Sierra Hwy, Lancaster Ca. 93534
Instructor: Charles Sparks 661-317-0556

Students will receive training in firearms safety and handling, sportsmanship and ethics, wildlife management and conservation, archery, black powder, wildlife identification, game care, first aid, and survival. After a student has successfully completed the course of instruction and passed the final examination, they are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

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March 12, 2023(1 event)

9:30 am: Desert Marksmen Event: Small Bore Rifle Shoot

9:30 am: Desert Marksmen Event: Small Bore Rifle Shoot


March 12, 2023

Desert Marksmen Event: Small Bore Rifle Shoot
Desert Marksmen hold a Small-Bore Rifle Shoot the 2nd Sunday of the month. The event cost is $10 and you do not need to be a member of Desert Marksmen to participate. The Shoot is based off of NRL Style .22 matches ( https://nrl22.org/ ). Round count is under 100 and we shoot anywhere from 25 yds out to 100 yds. target size varies. We use different items to shoot from (Tank Trap, Roof Top, Ladder, Saw Horse, Buckets (2gal- 55 gallon) Cinder Blocks, tire, or from the ground on a mat. Normal event starts at 9:30 am is Safety Briefing, then everyone sights in (10 rds.), then start shooting from the stages with a Safety Briefing before each stage. We normally finish by 2 pm.

March 13, 2023(1 event)

8:30 am: NRA Pistol Instructor Course

8:30 am: NRA Pistol Instructor Course


March 13, 2023 March 14, 2023

This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course. This includes BIT (Basic Instructor Training)

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be emailed to candidates after they register for the course. The first part of day two will be live fire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises (shooting requirements and manipulation of firearm to clear malfunctions).
Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet.

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March 14, 2023(1 event)

8:30 am: NRA Pistol Instructor Course

8:30 am: NRA Pistol Instructor Course


March 13, 2023 March 14, 2023

This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course. This includes BIT (Basic Instructor Training)

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be emailed to candidates after they register for the course. The first part of day two will be live fire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises (shooting requirements and manipulation of firearm to clear malfunctions).
Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet.

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March 15, 2023(1 event)

5:00 pm: Firearm Safet Symposium

5:00 pm: Firearm Safet Symposium


March 15, 2023

Good Afternoon Antelope Valley!
Palmdale Sheriff Station wants you to join us for a Firearms Safety Symposium we will be hosting on Wednesday, March 15th, from 5-8 PM, in the AVTA Community Room, located at 42210 6th St West, Lancaster.
We will have presentations from Firearm and Safety Instructors, Michelle Royal, and Chuck Sparks, as well as Antelope Valley Violence Prevention Coalition. The Antelope Valley Violence Prevention Coalition will also be there to pass out free firearm locks.
This is a great opportunity to ask the instructors questions, and learn more about topics pertaining to firearms and the process for obtaining a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) Permit in California.
We ask that you do not bring ANY firearms or ammunition to this event out of safety for our officers, presenters and the community.
We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you there!
Please click on this link https://tinyurl.com/2n7zmh9c or scan the QR Code to register.
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March 16, 2023
March 17, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

8:00 am: NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course


March 17, 2023

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

March 18, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

8:00 am: NRA Shotgun Instructor Course


March 18, 2023 March 19, 2023

This 17-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. This includes BIT (Basic Instructor Training)

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Shotgun Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet.

March 19, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: NRA Shotgun Instructor Course

8:00 am: NRA Shotgun Instructor Course


March 18, 2023 March 19, 2023

This 17-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. This includes BIT (Basic Instructor Training)

Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Shotgun Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet.

March 20, 2023
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March 22, 2023(1 event)

5:00 pm: Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

5:00 pm: Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar


March 22, 2023

Millions Of People Are Victims of Crime Annually- Don’t Be One Of Them!

 

Safety experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the conscious decision to Refuse To Be A Victim®. You stand a much better chance of preventing criminal confrontations if you develop a safety plan before you need it.  That is why the Refuse To Be A Victim®, a crime prevention seminar, was developed by the National Rifle Association.  The seminar teaches easy‑to‑understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation.  In just (Insert Time), you will learn the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategies, including information about:
The Psychology of Criminal Predator
Home & Cyber Security
Automobile & Travel Security
Personal & Technological Security
Self‑Defense Devices and Training Options
And more!

March 23, 2023
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March 25, 2023(1 event)

9:00 am: NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation

9:00 am: NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation


March 25, 2023

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

March 26, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: NRA Basic Range Safety Officer

8:00 am: NRA Basic Range Safety Officer


March 26, 2023

Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

Course will be held at Action Arms 33336 Santiago Rd, Acton, CA 93510

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March 27, 2023(1 event)

8:00 am: NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

8:00 am: NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course


March 27, 2023

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.
This course is at least 14 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

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