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APD Training

The Auburn Police Department is offering a basic handgun safety course to teach local citizens about proper gun handling and safety.

2018 COURSE DATES

Stage 1 Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals

  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 20

Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training

  • July 27
  • August 17

Courses are held at the APD’s Firearms Training Facility (1131 West Auburn Drive, Auburn, IN 46706).

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Stage 1 Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals
Stage 1 will teach basic handgun safety and shooting fundamentals and is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old or 16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Class is 8 hours in duration and is limited to a maximum of 16 students who must furnish their own hearing and sight protection.

Lunch and snacks are provided / 100 rounds of ammunition required.  

Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training
Stage 2 training builds on the fundamentals of safety and accurate shooting. This training is only open to those who have complete Auburn Police Public Firearms Stage #1. Training is 4 hours in duration and does require the participant to have their own handgun, a minimum of 300 rounds of ammunition as well as hearing and sight protection.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Training is open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and does not have any serious criminal history. No previous shooting experience is required. Class size is limited:

  • Stage 1: Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals: 16 participants
  • Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training: 8 participants

All applicants are subject to background checks and the Auburn Police Department reserves the right to deny participation based upon background history.

All accepted participants are required to sign a liability waiver and release before being allowed to participate.

HANDGUNS & AMMUNITION / EAR & EYE PROTECTION

Stage 1: Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals

  • Participants may bring their own legally owned handgun and ammunition (100 rounds), but it is not required. 
  • Handguns and ammunition will be provided to those who do not own a firearm, however, there will be an additional $20 fee to cover ammunition costs.
  • Eye and ear protection is required. Comfortable clothing—including a collared shirt and brimmed hat—is recommended.

Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training

  • Participants must have successfully completed and be able to show proof of either a NRA or APD Stage I training course
  • Participants must have a personal firearm and 500 rounds of ammunition.
  • Eye and ear protection is required. Comfortable clothing—including a collared shirt and brimmed hat—is recommended. A belt holster specific to the firearm being used should also be worn.

COST

Stage 1: Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals

  • $130 if you provide your own handgun and ammunition
  • $150 if APD supplies the handgun and ammunition

Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training

  • $75

QUESTIONS?

Chief Martin McCoy
260-920-3200 Ext 1901 or mdmccoy(at)ci.auburn.in.us

REGISTRATION

To register, click on the appropriate link below and complete all the form fields. You'll receive an automatic email that your application has been received. Then, once a criminal history check is complete, you'll receive an email confirming participation.

Stage 1: Basic Handgun Safety and Shooting Fundamentals

Stage 2 Intermediate Handgun Training

If you do not have Internet access, you may visit the APD and use the computer in the lobby.

 
 

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