NRCC offering handgun safety courses

New River Community College will offer two handgun safety courses in the coming weeks.

The first course will be held on Tuesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 29, at NRCC in Dublin.

The April course will be held on Tuesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 26, at NRCC in Dublin.

Both will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Range time will be offered on the Saturday following the class. The cost of the course is $60.

The six-hour classroom portion, instructed by Joey Williams, is required. However, range time is optional. The class is intended for individuals who are applying for a handgun permit through the courts, and will cover topics such as the nomenclature of revolvers and/or semi-automatic handguns and safety issues related to handgun ownership. Participants will also learn how to care for, maintain and store their handguns.

To register, visit www.nr.edu/workforce, Classes & Programs, Non Credit Course Offerings and then search for the class ID number. The March class ID number is 8919 and the April class is 8920.