SPC to offer NRA Home Firearm Safety class on Feb. 11


LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer an NRA Home Firearm Safety class on Feb. 11 (Sunday) in Room 115 of the Law Enforcement Technology Building. The class will begin at 1 p.m., with breaks every hour. 

This is a four-to-five-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only.  It does not include firing guns. The cost of the course is $50, and students will need to register and pay in advance. Since so much of the course is hands-on, space is limited to 15 students. 

This is an excellent course for anyone who is new to firearms and wants to be able to handle a pistol, rifle or shotgun safely; anyone who is considering buying a firearm; has inherited one; has received one as a gift or anyone who has both children and firearms in the home. 

The class covers safe gun handling; the primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to load and unload rifles, shotguns, and handguns (using clearly identified non-firing ammunition); ammunition components and types; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and Basic Firearm Training Program brochure. 

To register, contact Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, at (806) 716-2341 or email kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.