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  • Free firearms class offered Aug. 22 at County shooting range

    Aug 19, 2020 | 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 Aug. 22 at the range, 11296 S. Harrison Road. Sessions will be held at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
    Shooters at range
    “First Shots” is organized by the WildGats, a collegiate shooting team for the Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) at the University of Arizona, and is geared to those who have never touched a firearm before. Pre-registration is requested to manage class sizes. All participants must wear facial coverings.

    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. 

    "We’ve found that the people coming out to try this course find out that shooting sports is not scary and they have a really good time,” Cliff Gyves, Shooting Sports Program manager for NRPR, said.

    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.