Learn the basics of firearms care at Nov. 7 MDC virtual program

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Whether you’re a hunter or a recreational shooter, learning how to keep your firearms in good working order is important.

People can learn more about the basics of cleaning and caring for a firearm at the Nov. 7 Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) virtual program “Learning to Shoot: Firearm Care and Cleaning.” This free online program will be 3-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 and is being put on by the staff of MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center.

At this program, MDC Assistant Outdoor Education Center Manager Steve Govero will discuss cleaning, storage, and all aspects of firearms maintenance. People can register for this event at:


Program registrants should note that they now have the option to link their children’s accounts to their own, which will streamline the program registration process. Once a group account is set up, parents will be able to register their children for an event without having to log-off or log-in for each person. This allows parents to register an entire family or select family members for an event at the same time.

People can find out about other upcoming programs at the Andy Dalton Range by calling 417-742-4361. Staff at MDC facilities across the state are holding in-person and virtual programs. A listing of these programs can be found at mdc.mo.gov/events.