DEL NORTE — The Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office will hold a concealed handgun firearm training course on Oct. 11 and 12. This will be an eight-hour course and will satisfy requirements for a concealed firearm carry permit upon successful completion.
There is no charge for the course.
The course will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 and last until 9 p.m. at the South Fork Community Building. This session will be classroom study. Bring a firearm for inspection. NO ammunition please. There will be four hours of training in the use and proficiency of a firearm.
Saturday, April 12, the group will meet at the Rio Grande Sportsman Club between Monte Vista and Del Norte on Highway 160 and Rifle Range Road at 8 a.m. for live-fire proficiency.
Materials needed include: A modern centerfire or rimfire handgun will be acceptable upon completion of a safety and function check by on-site armors; a suitable hip holster will be required for training (no cross draw or shoulder holsters); 15 rounds of factory practice ammunition; hearing protection and eye protection will be required; a ball cap for sun protection and proper clothing are recommended.
Classroom size is limited. If you wish to register for the class or have any questions regarding registration please contact Courtney Arthur at 719-657-4000 or email [email protected] Please register early by bringing, mailing or emailing a letter that includes name, date of birth, address, telephone, e-mail, make and model of firearm, caliber and whether there is any reason participant cannot lawfully possess or use a firearm), showing copy of driver’s license, to the Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office, 640 Cherry Street, Del Norte 81132.
Contact Frank Clark or Sergeant Tyler Dean at 719 657-4000.