Rifle/Pistol Safety Orientation Information & Video

Our goal is to assist you in successful SAFE firearms handling.  You will be required to show your proficiency at the end of instruction. You must qualify to pass.

If you are unfamiliar with firearms handling we suggest you first attend one of the classes offered by the Gig Harbor Sportsman’s Club; either ‘Basic Handgun Safety‘ and/or the ‘NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Training‘ prior to taking the orientation.

Bring your eye and ear protection, along with an easy-to-shoot firearm.   Suggested as examples would be a 22 caliber pistol, a 38 with at least a 4″ barrel, or a 9 millimeter or 40 caliber handgun, large enough to fit your hand.  For rifles, suggested as examples would be a 22, 270 or 30 caliber rifle.

Firearms to avoid would include large caliber firearms and handguns that are very small and difficult to handle.

Click here to check the calendar for rifle, pistol and shotgun orientation times. *********UPDATED JUNE 20, 2018********* Beginning July 14, 2018 orientation will be also offered on Saturday!  Read more about it here.

Please Note: The schedule may be delayed or cancelled due to range utilization and administrator availability. 

It is also suggested that you view the orientation video.

For a printable version of the range rules, which you can reference for following along with this video, click here: Page 1Page 2