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Firearms Safety Course

The Prattville Police Department's Firearms Training Unit is currently offering a Firearms Safety & Familiarization Course for civilians as weather permits. The classes run on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Instructors will be available at 8:30 a.m. to address registration issues and questions. Should the need arise for a rain date, one of the instructors will contact you.  There is a $10 fee to attend the class. This nominal fee covers the cost of targets.

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Although each class can only accommodate twelve students, this will be an on-going program and everyone will get a chance to attend. In order to attend, you must complete the registration form. Once you have successfully registered, you will be contacted by an instructor with details of the class curriculum, directions to the firing range, and contact information. Any questions may be directed to the Prattville Police Training Unit at 595-0291. You will be required to sign a liability release form the morning of your class before the session begins. You must be 18 to attend the class. You do not have to reside in Prattville to attend.  A concealed carry permit is encouraged but not required to attend.

Each applicant must pass a criminal history check before attending this course. Anyone prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm will be deemed ineligible to attend.

Please remember, this is a familiarization course only, you will not be qualifying.

Handguns only!

If you have questions about your weapon or the caliber of your weapon, please contact one of our instructors as noted at the bottom of this page.

Items to bring:

Weapon, at least 1 magazine, minimum of 50 rounds ammunition (NO reloads), belt, holster (REQUIRED), belt for your holster, appropriate clothing for weather conditions.  Please do not wear open toe shoes or loose collar shirts.  If you are borrowing a weapon, you must make those arrangements prior to the class and will still need to provide your own ammunition.


Class Curriculum:

*  Safety

*  Weapons Handling

*  Cleaning

*  Shooting fundamentals

*  Methods of carry

*  Types of ammo

*  Protecting your home

*  Traveling while armed

*  Flying while armed



As noted above, please complete this form to register. The Prattville Police Department's Firearms Training Unit will do everything they can to accommodate you, but please bear in mind that the interest in this class has been overwhelming. Thank you for your interest, enthusiasm, and patience. Any questions, please contact Lieutenant T.R. Hope at 334-595-0221 Email: .