The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Atchison County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Women’s Introduction to Handguns course on June 12. The course will begin at 2 p.m. at the Velma Houts building and conclude that evening around 5:30 p.m. at the Atchison County Shooting Sports Range located south of Rock Port.
The focus of the course is to introduce handgun shooting fundamentals to women. The course instruction will cover handgun familiarization, proper grip, shooting form, safety and more. There will be an hour of instruction followed by an afternoon of shooting on a range.
Participants may bring their own handguns along with a box of ammunition for each handgun (if not a caliber stated below). Additional ammunition which will be provided include, .22, .380 auto, 9mm and 40 S&W calibers. MDC will provide additional .22 and .38 caliber handguns and ammunition for those participants which do not have a handgun. Eye and ear protection will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Registration is required to participate and is limited to 25 women. To register, contact the Atchison County Sheriff’s Office at 660.744.6271.
This is event is for “Women Only”; Spouses, boyfriends, etc… are not allowed to attend.
Food and refreshments will be provided for the afternoon on the range.
For additional information, you may contact Conservation Agent Eric Abbott at 816.383.0404 or Conservation Agent Anthony Maupin at 660.254.6550.