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Dallas County Sheriff office to hold citizen firearms class

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office will have two Citizen Firearms Safety Classes this fall. One in October and one in November.

The classes will be held on Oct. 21 and Nov. 19 at the Selma FOP range between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Both classes will consist of 25 students on a first-come basis. The class will cost $40.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said the class size is limited for safety purposes.

Registration begins on Thursday at the DCSO office.

The DCSO set requirements for residents to attend the class: must hold a current pistol permit,  have your own firearm (handgun),  provide your own ammo (100 rounds), ear protection, eye protection (personal eyewear is fine).

The DCSO also set class objectives: safety handling a firearm, types of firearms and what is best for you; proper stance, grip, sight alignment, trigger control, proper storage of firearm at home and when traveling in a vehicle, deadly force and when to use it; what is concealing a firearm, when and why you would conceal; cleaning your firearm and firing your handgun at a target using live ammo safely.

If the event is rained out, Granthum will determine makeup dates at a later time.