Firearm Safety Course
This course is tailored for those with limited or no prior firearm experience and incorporates a blend of classroom instruction, live-range exercises, firearm handling, manipulation exercises, and recent changes to concealed carry statutes. Participants will receive guidance from certified firearms instructors with extensive experience in law enforcement marksmanship throughout the course.
Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will attain a CCSO Basic Firearms Safety Certification. Additionally, there will be opportunities for further firearm skill development and knowledge enhancement, through advanced courses.
- Must be 21 years of age or older, unless you are a service member or a veteran of the Armed Forces who was discharged under honorable conditions.
- Must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Citrus County.
- Must bring a state-issued photo ID or drivers license the day of event.
- Must wear pants or slacks, full size shirt, closed-toe shoes. A baseball style hat is optional.
- No red shirts, shorts, or tank tops will be allowed.
- Handguns, ammunition, and targets will be provided.
- Eye and hearing protection will be provided, or you may bring your own if preferred.
Available Course Dates: All Classes are full
All courses will run from 8am-12pm.
- Sunday, November 19th, 2023: This class is full
- Sunday, December 10th, 2023: This class is full
- Sunday, January 7th, 2024: This class is full
- Sunday, February 11th, 2024: This class is full
Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:
- Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.
- A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.
- Being a fugitive from justice.
- A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).
- A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
- A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
- A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.
- Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.
- Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.
- Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.
- Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.
- The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.
Space is limited.