Albany Rifle and Pistol Club
Basic Handgun - 2021   

The Basic Handgun class at ARPC is taught by experienced NRA certified firearms instructors with a focus on handgun familiarity and safety. This four (4) hour class will be held on the 1st Saturday and 2nd Sunday of each month. The class can be cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled class if there is insufficient attendance. Sign up and payment is done online. There will be no refunds. If the class is cancelled, there will be an opportunity to reschedule the missed class or take part in the next scheduled class.

Class fee is $50 and includes a dated and signed certificate that allows the participant to apply for an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. Students will bring their own firearm and ammunition, which will be inspected by the instructor prior to class. Those without firearms or ammunition may rent an ARPC firearm (typically a Glock, though others are available for those with weaker hands or who are left handed) for a fee of $5 for the rental and current market replacement cost for 50 rounds of ammunition.

You will need to bring hearing and eye protection. We advise doubling up on ear pro by using both ear plugs as well as muffs. We will have ear plugs and eye pro available to loan or use for those who may need them.

We try to keep the class size at a capacity of ten (10) or less, and we will have assistant instructors to maintain a ratio of one RSO per every 2 shooters. There are no prerequisites to this class, and the intent is to provide up to date training for those with little or no shooting experience. We have had experienced shooters of many years, who have had no formal training, benefit from taking this class. You may take this class more than once.

It is suggested that you dress in layers to meet whatever weather conditions are current at the time of class. We advise caps, and clothing that is closed at the neck to minimize the risk of hot brass travelling to places that are sensitive.

Please visit our website at , click on the calendar, locate the Basic Handgun Course, click on the class and then click on the active link at the bottom to register.The link to Eventbrite will allow you to register and pay for the selected date. Please print out your ticket and bring to class. Should you have any questions, please contact the Chief Instructor:
      Jim Gallant
      ARPC Chief Instructor
      (541) 740-7635

What You'll Learn
We will cover the following curriculum: Take any of the Oregon hunting safety courses and:
  • Safety rules
  • Storage and transportation of firearms
  • Discuss handgun types
  • Magazines and loaders
  • Ammunition choices
  • The use of handgun sights
  • What to expect at the range
  • Range commands
  • The five items you need at the range besides the firearm
  • The seven fundamentals of shooting
  • Shooting positions
  • Common shooting errors
  • Cleaning your gun
Notice: ARPC only hosts these educational classes. Please check the calendar for availability and call the instructor for information.