Public gun safety, target shooting classes

By on March 19, 2009

The St. Charles Sportsmen’s Club announces its spring and summer schedule of free firearms safety and introductory shooting classes. The classes will cover basic gun safety instruction and introduce students to the sport of clay target shooting.

The first two-hour class session will be held Saturday, March 21, at 1 p.m. Additional sessions continue the third Saturday of each month through the summer and fall. Remaining dates include April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17.

The classes, held at the club’s grounds on Keslinger Road, one-quarter mile west of Route 47 on the south edge of Elburn, are open to the public. A classroom style seminar covering firearms safety and basic shooting instruction will be followed by target shooting instruction on the shooting range.

Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult, and all students interested in the shooting portion of the class should possess an Illinois FOID card and provide their own shotgun. Students may bring their own target grade ammunition or purchase it at the club. There will be a charge for the clay targets thrown during the shooting portion of the class.

Admission to the classes is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to sign up for these classes, visit