Newcomers to firearms now have the opportunity to learn fundamental skills and safety practices thanks to a new practical course developed by SSAA Victoria.
The Basic Firearms Safety Course is a comprehensive one-day program designed to instil best practice and basic knowledge into new or intermediate firearms users.
To be held at the SSAA Victoria gun range at Springvale on June 2, the course includes practical firearms use including handling and shooting.
“This course is designed for people wanting to get their firearms licence or those who already have one but want to improve their skills,” SSAA Victoria Assistant Manager Training and Education, Fady Khalife said.
“Participants do not require a licence because it will be supervised by experienced range officers and instructors who will teach the fundamentals of safety and marksmanship.
“For those who have recently obtained a licence, this is an extension of the compulsory police course and includes actual firearms use.”
Topics covered in the BFSC include:
- Risk control and basic firearms safety practices.
- Safe storage, transportation and handling.
- Types of firearms, major parts and actions.
- Ammunition anatomy/cartridge construction.
- Firing techniques and procedures.
- Firearms maintenance.
- Sighting-in procedures.
- Range shooting practice.
The fee for the course is $120 which will cover ammunition and targets and class has been kept small so more time is given for individual needs.