gun safety

A course titled “Defensive Pistol I” will be hosted by NRA instructors Nate Martin and Scott Giesick on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Deer Creek Shooting Range.

This one day course will concentrate on providing instruction and drills that will increase your ability to perform on demand. This course will cover topics ranging from fundamental gun handling techniques to advanced concepts of reloads, target transitions and movement. A few of the topics covered in this class: Carry Gear and firearm setup for concealed carry, Principals of dry fire, Clearing firearm malfunctions, Proper grip, stance, sight and trigger management for increased accuracy, Utilizing key index points for maximum proficiency of draws, reloads and clearing malfunctions, Fundamentals of drawing and reloading from a concealed position, Increasing the speed of transitions from target to target,

Students will leave this course armed with the skills and technique that will allow you to shoot your handgun faster and more accurately. Join us for a fun-filled day of learning and shooting.

Graduates will receive a certification qualifying them to apply for concealed weapon permits under Montana law.  Class size is limited to 14 people, and students should be age 16 or older with the proviso that concealed weapons permits are not issued to people under 18 years of age. Preregistration is required. Tuition is $100 per student.

For more information or to register, call Giesick at 406-493-2302 or Martin at 406-207-4160, email, or visit

Further class information will be supplied by phone or return email.

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