APD Training

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


Basic Firearms Training

The one-day (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lunch will be provided.

Intermediate Firearms Training

The half-day course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 (8am – Noon)
  • Friday, June 23, 2017 (12-4pm)
  • Friday, July 28, 2017 (12-4pm)
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 (12-4pm)

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


Basic Firearms Training
This course is designed to provide the participant with basic knowledge, skills and mindset to safely own and handle a handgun. This course is a pre-requisite to the intermediate firearms training course. Certified I.L.E.A. or N.R.A. instructors will instruct all training classes.

Participants will learn the following:

  • Responsibility of a Gun Owner
  • Legal Considerations (Indiana)
  • Safety and Storage of Firearms and Ammunition
  • Carry Options
  • Basic Pistol Operation (Revolver and Semi- Automatic)
  • How Ammunition Works
  • Loading and Unloading a Firearm
  • Common Mistakes that Lead to Poor Shooting
  • Common Malfunctions and Methods for Clearing Malfunctions
  • Shooting Fundamentals
    • Stance
    • Grip
    • Trigger Finger
    • Aiming
    • Sight Alignment
    • Sight Picture
  • Proper Shooting (Live Fire)
  • Care and Cleaning for your Firearm

Intermediate Firearms Training
The basic firearms training is a pre-requisite to this course. The intermediate course builds upon the knowledge and skills that were taught at the basic firearms safety class, with an emphasis on drawing and shooting from several different positions.


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:

  • Basic: 18 participants
  • Intermediate: 16 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.


Basic Firearms Training

  • 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.

Intermediate Firearms Training

  • Participants must have successfully completed and be able to show proof of either a NRA or APD Basic firearms 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.


Basic Firearms Training
The cost of the course is $100 (+$20 for ammunition if needed), payable the day of class via cash, check or money order. No credit or debit card payments accepted.

Intermediate Firearms Training
The cost of the course is $50, payable the day of class via cash, check or money order. No credit or debit card payments accepted


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


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.

Basic Firearms Training Registration

Intermediate Firearms Training Registration

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



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