Firearms 101


This course will cover the fundamentals of handguns including safe handling practices, loading and unloading, and more.  


If you are looking to learn more about firearm safety, types of long guns, and best practices for basic manipulation, this is the class for you.

Course Content

This is a 4 hour course with both classroom instruction as well as a range element. This course is for individuals who are looking for a refresher or have never touched a firearm. This course covers firearm safety, types of long guns, parts of a long gun, loading and unloading, best practices for grip, stance, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control and more.

Firearms, ammunition, and eye & ear protection will be provided for this course, however, if you have firearms in your home that you’d like to learn more about, you’re welcome to bring them along. Please plan on purchasing ammunition at River Valley Arms & Ammo or bringing your own for this firearm.

The classroom portion of this course is held in the classroom at River Valley Arms & Ammo in Morton, Minnesota. The range portion of this course will likely be held at the Redwood Falls Sportsmen’s Club on the West side of Redwood Falls. This is an outdoor range, please dress appropriately for the weather as we shoot rain or shine.

Required Equipment

  1. A Rifle or Shotgun (optional)
  2. Ammunition (optional)
  3. Eye & Ear Protection (optional)

Fees & Registration

Cost of the course: $75

A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place. The remainder is due the day of the course.

To register:

  1. Add this course to your shopping cart and complete your deposit by checking out
  2. Or text or call Heather at 701-388-8659 or email and stop by the store during our regular hours to complete your deposit.

Course Instructors

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