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EWC Highlights Upcoming Basic Handgun Proficiency class

May 19, 2021

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces an Advanced Handgun Proficiency class to be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021 with a cost of $100. The class will be held on the Torrington campus in CTEC room 101 from 8:00 – 10:00 am and the remainder of the class will be held at the Torrington Police Department firing range until 5:00 pm.

This class will build on the skills learned in the Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry course. The goal of the class is to move beyond basic proficiency and marksmanship to learn how to effectively fight with a handgun for defensive purposes. Students will be taught to effectively draw from their holsters and engage targets quickly, reload quickly, fix common malfunctions and engage in multiple targets. If time allows, students will also be taught to shoot while moving.

Although there will not be any running involved, students should be prepared to spend about six hours on their feet at the range and perform a variety of tasks involving moderate physical exertion.

PREREQUISITES:  Must have completed the EWC Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry Course within the last five years or an NRA Handgun class. Students should spend some time reviewing the fundamentals of marksmanship and safety procedures prior to class.

Class Requirements:

  1. Handgun (preferably semi-automatic)
  2. At least two magazines for the handgun
  3. Holster that fits the handgun (preferably a belt holster)
  4. Ammunition (200 rounds recommended or whatever you can bring)
  5. Baseball camp or other hat with a brim
  6. Eye protection
  7. Ear protection
  8. Water
  9. Appropriate clothing for the weather

Since the class will be at least six hours on the range, students are encouraged to bring food or snacks, to keep their energy levels up.  Sunblock and bug spray are also encouraged

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.


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