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  • First Shots offers free introduction to shooting sports

    Oct 21, 2019 | Read More News
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    The Southeast Regional Park Shooting Range operated by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation is teaming up with the University of Arizona and the National Shooting Sports Foundation for a free introduction to shooting sports Nov. 2 at the range, 11296 S. Harrison Road. Sessions will be held at 8 a.m., 9:30 and 11 a.m.
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    “First Shots” is organized by the WildGats, a collegiate shooting team for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) at the University of Arizona. The goal of the program is to teach people how to handle and shoot firearms in a safe and effective manner -- free of charge – through a combination of classroom and range activities. 

    Novice shooters will learn to shoot handguns and rifles under the instruction of certified coaches and national champion shooters. All necessary equipment will be provided at no cost. 

    “This is a great deal for those who are interested in learning more about shooting sports and the U of A students do a fantastic job providing instruction and guidance,” Joe Barr, division manager for NRPR.

    Besides the Southeast Regional Park, Pima County also operates two other shooting ranges, two archery ranges and a clay target center. Learn more at the County’s Shooting Sports Program website.

    For more information and to register for the Nov. 2 event, visit WildGats.com or email the program at uofa.wildgats@gmail.com.