**UPDATE** – Registration for this course is closed due to reaching maximum capacity.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer a FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation training course on Saturday, March 12, at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range located at 3451 Highway 182 in Raceland. This class is designed for first-time firearms owners and persons looking to learn basic fundamentals about firearm ownership. Class will begin at 8 a.m. and last until around noon. The actual ending time will vary due to class size.
“FIRST” stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training.” The FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation will include the following: firearms handling and shooting safety; firearms parts and their operation; ammunition and its function; shooting fundamentals and an opportunity to develop them on the range; how to select, clean, and store a firearm; review of various activities available to help participants develop their shooting skills; one hour of live range fire with certified firearms instructor.
The cost for the course is $50, and advance registration is recommended due to class size. Go to www.LPSO.net/FirstStepsReg to register online, or for more information, contact Lt. Lafate Day at (985) 532-4327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs).