2019-01-10 / News Briefs

Introduction to Handguns Course

The Newport Rifle Club is offering a National Rifle Association Basic Pistol class Saturday, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the club’s new training room at 360 Wyatt Road, Middletown. The class is designed for those with little or no handgun experience. It combines interactive classroom instruction with closely supervised live fire. The program covers firearms safety, pistol and ammunition knowledge, range safety, basic marksmanship, target scoring, pistol selection, basic cleaning, safe storage and the laws on the transportation of firearms. The class is limited to eight and each student has his or her own experienced instructor for live fire. Minimum age to attend is 14 and the cost is $100. For more information or to register, contact Dave Balasco at dbalasconrc@gmail.com, or call 401-474-3937. The club also offers courses for women only. Membership information is available at NewportRifleClub.org or by calling Bob King at 401-847-5678.

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