South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.

The three-part class will be held in the Law Enforcement Technology building at SPC.

The topics that students will cover during the classroom portion include: firearm safety; the use of force; non-violent conflict resolution; lawful concealed or open carry; storage with children in the home; and contacts with law enforcement personnel. It also covers holsters for concealed and open carry. The classroom portion is six hours long.

Participants will need to bring either a revolver or semiautomatic pistol, any caliber, or 50 rounds of ammunition to match. Students will also be provided eye and hearing protection if they do not have their own.

During the range portion, students will learn safety rules and commands, and the shooting portion of the class will cover shooting at distances ranging from three to 15 yards, using the indoor pistol range in the Law Enforcement building.

The number of students will determine how long the range portion requires. Inexperienced shooters are encouraged to take a National Rifle Association Basic Pistol course before taking this course.

Students will need to undergo the Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint and background checks, which is a $40 fee. The cost of the course does not included the fee, which is $75 for students getting their first license, and $25 for students wanting a refresher course before renewing their license.

Students need to register and pay in advance. Space is limited. To sign up, email or call 716-2341.

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