The only way that our sport will endure is if we teach our children the how and why of safe shooting and responsible gun ownership. In times past the main theme for firearms for kids were to go hunting with dad or grandpa & seldom were women taught. Very little emphasis was put on self protection but just a fun activity in which you had to be safe. Times have changed. Now kids entertain themselves with TV & Video games and parents have to watch like a hawk just for them to play in their own front yard.
Self Protection is as important as it has ever been & the days of hunting with dad or grandpa are just not as prevalent any longer. Thus leading to fewer & fewer kids knowing or handling firearms & the love of a fun filled sport with family is slowly dying along with our voice of tomorrow.
This course is a 2 part course that starts out with Course 1 Class 1 & 2 which are TWO instructional classes that teaches the basics & moves up to subsequent classes for a higher skill level.
Course 1 Class 1 & 2 include:
Rifle Parts Indentification
Gun Safety & Laws
Loading and unloading your rifle
Clearing misfires and malfunctions
Cleaning your rifle
How to properly handle your rifle
Concludes with a demonstration on how to work the range equipment, range rules and safety, instructor visualization of how to shoot properly
This is a 1 hour classroom instruction only & does NOT include shooting on the range. Shooting on the range is included in Course 2. Eye and Ear Protection while on the range is provided. Cleaning supplies are provided. Following Course 1 Class 1 & 2 a test will be given to ensure that your child has understood all of the requirements to be able to pass to Course 2 which is the shooting portion. If for some reason a child does not pass they are welcome to retake class 1 or 2 or we would be happy to schedule some private instructions.
This course utilizes 22LR rifles only. They can be semi, bolt action, pump, or single shot. No other calibers will be allowed during Course 1 and 2. It is highly encouraged for your child to bring their own rifle so they can get use to their individual rifle. We have a layaway program that kids are able to utilize to purchase their own rifle (20% down and 60 day terms). this can be done at any time during the course if you want to take some time to have your child try out different rifles. We do provide the Smith & Wesson M&P 22LR's for any child that has a need or does not have their own rifle. For those of you that have your own rifle or when you get your own rifle please bring that to class with you everytime UNLOADED & YOU MUST STOP AND CHECK RIFLE IN WITH AN EMPLOYEE AT FRONT CASH REGISTER BY THE DOOR EVERYTIME PRIOR TO ENTERING THE STORE. MUZZLE MUST BE POINTED UPWARDS AT CEILING AT ALL TIMES WHILE IN THE RETAIL STORE. No ammo is required until Course 2. We have 22LR at all times for the class at reasonable prices.
Target Time's #1 priority AT ALL times is your childs safety. Therefore in a setting like this it is necessary to have rules and for those rules to be strictly followed to ensure everyone's safety at all times. Due to the size of the classroom only 1 parent will be allowed and no other children not attending the class will be allowed in the classroom. Parents need to review with their child prior to arrival the importance of listening to all instructions and doing exactly as instructed. We are going to have lots of fun but to accomplish that and stay safe we need the child to understand they have to come prepared to listen, learn, and be respectiful. Parents are welcome to drop your child off for the hour but we have to have a contact cell # to be able to contact you. If we feel a child is being disrupted to the class, instructor, or others they will be asked to leave and are welcome to try again the following class.
In addition to going over the rules with your child we ask that if the 1 parent is staying that the parent realizes this is a class between the instructor and the children and no "additional" instructing from a parent is allowed. If you have a concern please stay after the class and address this one on one with the instructor. Following these simple rules will help ensure that all our Target Time Family Children are safe and will have fun learning about firearms. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL/CONTACT US AT ANY TIME WITH ANY CONCERNS!!
Class Prerequisites: Kids Gun Safety Awareness Class
Age Requirement: 7-18
CLASS COST: $15.00 PER CHILD
AFTER COMPLETION OF THE FIRST TWO INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES THEN tHIS CLASS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE "LET'S GET STARTED SHOOTING" CLASS. CLICK ON THAT TAB TO SEE THE MORE DETAILS FOR THE SHOOTING PORTION.