Firearms Safety

A person’s interest in firearms may stem from a desire to collect and preserve family or world history.  For others, it is a desire for a sporting challenge.  For yet others, it is to maintain a means to protect home and family.  No matter the drive behind your interest in firearms the need for good, fundamental safe firearms handling skills is the same.  For sport shooters, the drive for competitive excellence continues with mastering the basics of marksmanship.  Defensive shooters require both of these, as well as additional specialized skills and knowledge that allow them to responsibly, safely and effectively wield a firearm as defensive tool of last resort. Matthew is a Certified Firearms Instructor and pleased to offer the following firearms safety education at no cost to the participants except for any mandatory student materials or to cover the cost of a venue:

Five Things Every Teen Should Know About Gun Safety
Why And How To Talk With Your Children About Gun Safety (Even If You Don’t Own Guns)
Eddie Eagle
Home Firearms Safety

Matthew also offers more advanced private or semi-private firearms safety training for a nominal charge to cover materials and out-of-pocket expenses:

Basic Pistol
FIRSTSteps Pistol
Personal Protection Inside The Home
Personal Protection Outside The Home (Coming Soon!)

For information on Matthew’s availability and fees to teach any of these courses, please submit a contact form. Matthew will reply to your inquiry shortly.

Eddie Eagle

Whether or not a particular family owns firearms, chances are, neighbors and relatives do, making it likely that children will encounter a firearm at some point. From their earliest awareness, children are exposed to guns through cartoons, television shows and movies. They’re curious about firearms, and may have developed inaccurate perceptions of what a firearm is and does.

Just as Smokey Bear teaches children not to play with matchbooks, Eddie Eagle teaches them not to play with firearms with a simple, memorable four-part plan:

If you see a see a gun: STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an Adult.

It is important for children to understand that only with a parent or with parental permission and adult supervision should a child be around firearms.

Instruction is available for both parents (on how to deliver this important message to their children) and for children (with the assistance of parents and teachers). (back to top)

Home Firearms Safety

The Home Firearm Safety Course is a non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.  (back to top)

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