MDC hosting basic handgun shooting class for women

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HARTSBURG, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to get a hands-on outdoor-skills lesson in basic handgun shooting at one of two upcoming free classes being held at Ammo Alley on the following dates:

  • Jan. 27, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Jan. 23
  • Feb. 24, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. with registration required by Feb. 21

Participants will learn the basics of handgun safety, shooting techniques, equipment and more. A mentored shooting practice will occur at a local indoor shooting range immediately following the classroom session.

"This class is a great introduction to handgun shooting," said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Brian Flowers. "Target shooting is a fun activity that can be enjoyed by women of all ages."

The class is open to women 18 and older. To register or for more information, contact Flowers at or 573-815-7901, ext. 3388.

Ammo Alley is located at 11562 County Road 395 in Hartsburg.

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