Category Archives: Other Events

National Firearms Act (NFA) Class – Wed. May 27, 2020

Learn what firearms and accessories are classified as NFA, how to purchase NFA firearms, What a NFA trust is and how to go about setting up your own trust.
Reserve your spot now. Limited space available. Please email your name/contact info to email@custerrodandgun and we will hold a spot for you. This is a free class offered to Custer Rod and Gun Club members and the non-members.

Wed. May 27th 6:00 PM at the Sunday Creek Rifle and Pistol Range Clubhouse

Annual Meeting January 18, 2020 Prize winners

Congratulations to the following winners of the major prizes:

Hoyt Klash Compound Bow package-JoAnn Hoverson
Ruger Wrangler .22LR revolver-David Staukaritz
Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore rifle-Jesse Clauson
Stoeger 300 12 ga. Semi-auto shotgun-Charles Fenner
Sig Sauer P320F M17 9mm pistol-Warren Scheeler
Springfield 1911 45 ACP (parkerized)-Marty Scheid
Ruger 10/22 Carbine-Bob Cremer
Dillon XL750 high-speed progressive reloading press-John Rentschler

Annual Banquet and Membership Meeting – January 18th 6pm


Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club member,

Your presence is requested at the annual CR&GC membership meeting and banquet. This year’s banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday January 18th, 2020 in the Home Show building at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds (NEW LOCATION!!) Followed by the Annual Meeting at 7:00 PM. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide roast beef with the remainder of the meal being pot-luck. Attendees with a last name starting with A thru M are asked to bring a main or side dish, and N thru Z a salad or dessert. As has been the case the last several years, this year’s banquet will be bigger and better than ever, with more guns and prizes then ever before. This year’s door prize and raffle items will include: Hoyt Klash Compound Bow package, Ruger Wrangler .22LR revolver, Ruger American 6.5 Creedmore rifle, Stoeger 300 12 ga. Semi-auto shotgun, Sig Sauer P320F M17 9mm pistol, Springfield 1911 45 ACP (parkerized), Ruger 10/22 Carbine, NEW THIS YEAR: Dillon XL750 high-speed progressive reloading press.

Membership renewals will be sold at the door (please have your membership number handy if you know it), but if you renew online before the meeting please bring your membership card with you, as the attached stub is your entry for the door prize raffle, and the membership card is required to vote.
More prizes are accumulating as we speak and may include additional firearms. Brink plenty of money and keep in mind that the meeting space, servers, and food provided by the club is paid for by the raffles held during the banquet. Also, f you have any items you would be willing to donate to the raffles, please contact us at email@custerrodandgun.com to arrange for them to be included in the raffles and picked up before the meeting if you can’t attend.

Also consider nominees for board positions that will be expiring and filled during the meeting. Please consider serving your club by serving on the Board of Directors. This year we will be electing two Officers and five Directors. The Officer positions that are expiring are currently held by Jesse Smith (President), and Marty Scheid (Treasurer). The Director positions are currently held by Jesse Blankenship, Todd Burch, Randy Hart, and Jim Keith. All positions are for two year. If you would be interested in serving on the Board but won’t be able to make the meeting, please contact The Board at the email address above to have your nomination entered, or to suggest someone else who may be interested in accepting a nomination.

Please take a moment to thank the local businesses that have helped us out this past year: Doeden Construction, Glader Electric, Murdoch’s Ranch and Home, Red Rock Sporting Goods, Reynolds Market, EDC. LLC. Western Powders Inc., Miles City Photography Club, ABC Sign and Glass, RZ Welding. And, please accept our apologies if we missed anyone!

Also, be aware that members are encouraged to bring guests, preferably guest with wallets and who like raffle tickets! Seriously though, many have worked hard the past few years to build this event into a fun and exciting night for our members. It’s the one social event of the year for the club, and your participation is greatly appreciated. The Board, and more importantly, your fellow members look forward to seeing and mingling with you at our Annual Banquet.

2020 Memberships Renewals Due NOW!

All 2019 club memberships expire Dec. 31, 2019. You may renew your membership for 2020 anytime between Dec. 1, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2020. Renewals will not be sold after Feb 15th, and new memberships will not be sold to those who did not renew on time but also failed to return the gate key card they were issued. The cost for a 2020 membership is $40. Even if you didn’t renew in 2019 but still have your key card, you can renew during the open renewal period for only $40.

As of today (11/6/2018) CR&GC has 459 members. Managing this volume of members and maintaining the range facilities has been a time consuming and costly task on part of the volunteers handling it. Please help them as much as you can by submitting your renewals on time and helping out at the range. Remember, this club is maintained by its members who volunteer their time, we do not have employees or a range custodian. Please remind people of this if they complain about our range, it’s their responsibility too. And THANK YOU everyone who does help out!

Please remember, new memberships are ONLY sold online, but to renew your membership you can simply mail a check of $40.00 to the address below or renew online via PayPal or credit/debit card at the clubs Membership Page you may also renew your membership at the Annual Banquet and Club Meeting. Please provide clearly printed, current mailing address, phone number and email on new or renewed membership correspondence. If you do not wish to renew your membership please mail the HID card to the address below before February 15th, 2020. If you have any questions regarding membership please email us!

2019 CR&GC Annual Banquet Major Prize winners

We had a great turn out for the annual banquet on January 19, 2019. Lots of great food and time to visit with everyone. The major prize winners of the door prize, volunteer drawing and raffles are:

Door Prize Ruger 10/22 -Bob Cramer
Sig Sauer P365-James Goodsall
Volunteer winner Ruger SR9mm-John Raisler
S&W M&P 45-Steve Goetz
270 Ruger American-Bill Bolton
Ruger PC Carbine 9mm-Kail Treu
50/50 drawing $210-Brady Kearnes

Thanks everyone for the great turnout and our community sponsors
Red Rock Sporting Goods
Murdoch’s Ranch and Home
Western Powder
Mac’s Frontierland Ford
Yellowstone Tactical
Harvey Whipps Art and Frames
Reynolds Market
EDC, LLC
RJ Sporting goods/Randy Hart
Adam Forslund
Lee Wankel
Jim Keith
Jesse Smith
Marty Scheid
Kathy Kaiser
Jody and Dennis West
D&J Trailer Repair
Sorry if I missed anyone.

CCW/Defensive Handgun Class Sep. 22, 2018

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday Sept. 22th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques.

Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

  • Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
  • Ammunition 100 rounds.
  • Spare magazines or speedloaders
  • Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
  • Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Clothing suitable for the weather
  • Cap with a brim
  • Rugged shoes or boots
  • Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Introduction to Concealed Carry/Basic Handgun Class

Saturday, July 14, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a concealed carry class on Saturday July 14th at the CR&GC rifle & pistol range. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun. This course is approved by the Custer County Sheriff for applying for a concealed carry permit.

The course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
(If you purchase a firearm specifically for this class, PLEASE contact us for recommendation FIRST)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

“Introduction To Concealed Carry” Class

Saturday, May 19, 2018
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be hosting a concealed carry class on Saturday May 19th at the CR&GC rifle & pistol range. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun. This course is approved by the Custer County Sheriff for applying for a concealed carry permit.

The course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
(If you purchase a firearm specifically for this class, PLEASE contact us for recommendation FIRST)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Click here to view a printable CLASS ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Intro to Precision Rifle

Intro to precision rifle.
Saturday June 9th at 10am.
Calypso recreation area outside Terry Montana

This is a intro to precision rifle.

All shots will be done from the prone position. Targets will be at distances from 300 yards to 600 yards with some additional targets out to 1000 yards.

Not all Targets are required to be shot at. This is a fun learning tool to help with long range marksmanship either for fun or in a hunting application.

5 shots will be taken at each target.

Round count will be approximately 40 rounds.

A bipod will be very helpful during this. Shooting bags can be used as well.

A rifle that is capable of 1 moa at 100 yards (1 inch 3 shot grouping at 100 yards)

An adjustable turret optic makes things little easier but is not required nor expected. An optic that has more than just a duplex reticle aka BDC or Leopold Varmint helps as well.

There is no charge for this event. The Custer Rod and Gun Club is putting on this workshop to provide opportunity for those who are new to long range shooting and might be intimidated to try a full match, or those who have tried it but want to improve.

Shooting will go until everyone has had the opportunity to shoots or until we run out of daylight.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact email@custerrodandgun.com

3-Gun Match? Who’s Interested?

Randy Hart who, who runs the club’s monthly Cowboy Action SASS match is considering adding a 3-Gun match either after the monthly SASS matches, or on another day, depending on the amount of interest in the event. Below are the details that Randy is thinking, but they are open to suggestions. If you have any interest in participating in a Cowboy Action 3-Gun please contact Randy Hart at 232 0727. THANKS!

3 Gun Shoot

    Time and Dates depending on interest. Can be held after the Cowboy Action shoot 3rd Saturday of the month.

    Age Class
    18-45
    45-55
    55-65
    65+

    Cat. 1: Wild Bunch
    Colt 1911 or copy in 45 ACP. Any pistol cal lever action carbine or rifle. Win 97 pump or copy in 12 ga. Shot to be target grade, no slugs or mag shells.

    Cat. 2: 22 Rimfire
    Cowboy pair of 22 revolvers, 22 lever action or pump rifle or carbine, any Cowboy type shot gun

    Cat. 3: 22 Rimfire Modern
    Any modern semi auto pistol, modern carbine or rifle, modern shotgun. Auto shotgun in seperate class.

    Cat. 4: Military – Classic
    Pistol 1911 or copy 45 or 9mm, M1 carbine or copy, 30 carbine or 9mm, any non modern shotgun in 12 ga. No AP or Tracer Ammo.

    Cat. 5: Military – Modern
    Any modern military pistol, rifle or carbine – not to exceed 30 carbine, 9mm AR prefered. NO .223 or 5.56. NO AP or Tracer. Any modern shotgun.

    Cat. 6: Scrounger
    Any combo of cat 1-5.

    Scoring Actual Time. Misses = +5 seconds per miss. Procedurals = +10 seconds, only one per stage.

    PS. Military note: Any of the many pistol cal semi auto only rifle or carbines may be used as per category classic or modern.

Rimfire Turkey Shoot

On Saturday April 28th, 2018 beginning at 9 am  at the Sunday Creek Rifle Range. Custer Rod and Gun club will host a rimfire only turkey shoot.  Targets will be bullseye targets set at random distances appropriate to the class of shooters.  Shooters will pay $1 per round.  6 shooters per bracket. The winner of the bracket splits the pot 50/50.  shooters will be paired into comparable classes of 17 cal, 22 cal and 22 mag, along with pairings of iron sights, target sights, scoped sights etc.  Classes will be novice youth, youth, novice adult and adult.  No Range finders allowed and no sighting in allowed.

Dust off the rimfire rifles and pistols go get them sighted in, bring your own ammo and bring the whole family.  Safety rules will be enforced. This will be a good old fashioned fun shoot, come visit with old friends and meet some new friends.

Ladies Only Trap Shoot

On March 20, 2018 at the Custer Rod and Gun Club board meeting it was approved to have a Ladies Only Trap Shoot each Tuesday night at 6 PM starting April 10, 2018 at the Spotted Eagle Trap range.  The cost per round (25 targets) is $3 for member and $4 for non-members.  You will have to provide your own shotgun and ammunition.  Safety will be a priority.  It will be casual and fun.  No coaching will be allowed unless the shooter brings their own coach.  Come and have fun, bring a friend.  These shoots will take place every Tuesday except the third Tuesday of each month (board of directors meeting night).  If you have questions contact Jeff Faycosh 951-2987.

Concealed Handgun Training

Concealed Handgun Training

EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Saturday April 30th, in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Lunch and hydration fluid (water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Introduction To Concealed Carry Course

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Concealed Handgun Training

EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Saturday Oct. 10th. at the Custer Rod and Gun Club’s range in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.
This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques.

Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

Low Light/No Light Handgun Training

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EDC Training LLC. Will be holding a class on Sat. Oct. 10th. in Miles City at the Custer Rod and Gun Club range. This course focuses on the unique aspects of low-light / night encounters. Topics include types of low light, visual capabilities and perceptions, equipment, firing techniques, and practical scenarios.

Prerequisite for the Low Light Seminar is EDC Trainings Introduction To Concealed Carry Course. (If you have not taken the prerequisite course there will be one offered at the same location before the Low Light class.)

Required equipment list:
* Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
* Ammunition 100 rounds.
* Spare magazines or speedloaders
* Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
* Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
* Ear protection
* Eye protection
* Clothing suitable for the weather
* Cap with a brim
* Rugged shoes or boots
* Good Quality “tactical” style Flashlight.

To register for the class or for more information contact Erik Fritz, NRA Certified Instructor
tacmedic45@yahoo.com or call 406-346-2825

Introduction to Concealed Carry Class – April 11th

Saturday, April 11th 2015
Custer Rod and Gun Club’s Sunday Creek Rifle and Pistol Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday April 11th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speed loaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175

2015 Annual Club Meeting and Banquet – Jan. 17th

Dear Custer Rod and Gun Club member,
The annual CR&GC membership meeting and potluck/ banquet will be held at 6:00 pm on January 17th, 2015 at the VFW (Post 1579) 119 North 6th St. in Miles City. In traditional CR&GC style, the club will provide either pulled pork or roast beef and dinner rolls. Attendees A thru M are asked to bring a dish and N thru Z a salad or desert.

With your 2015 CR&GC membership you will be eligible for a door prize of a $500 gift certificate to Red Rock Sporting Goods, there will also be multiple other prizes and drawings available including a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield. More prizes are accumulating as we speak and may include additional firearms. Eligible members must be present to win and legally eligible to own/possess a firearm if applicable. All prize and raffle availability is terminated at the conclusion of the annual club meeting.

Please consider helping with preparation and cleaning after, you may contact any of the board members or the banquet committee chair CJ Truesdale. Also consider nominees for various board and officer positions that will be filled during the meeting. (see positions up for election below)

Please take a moment to thank the local businesses that have helped us out this past year: Car Quest, Cenex CHS, Doeden Const. Glader Electric, Dr. Jeff Williams, Kenny Boschee, MDU, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, Pacific, Red Rock, Reynolds Grocery, Western Powders Inc. and Big Sky Components.

Vice President (currently held by CJ Truesdale)
Secretary (currently held by Jesse Smith)
Director (currently held by Randy Anderson)
Director (currently held by Ken Hess)
Director (formally held by Ron Hurr, resigned)
Director (formally held by Jeff Williams, resigned)

“Introduction To Concealed Carry” class by EDC Training, LLC.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
CR&GC Rifle Range
Cost: $100

Custer Rod and Gun Club will be holding a class on Saturday July 26th in Miles City. This will be an Introduction to Concealed Carry Class, taught by EDC Training LLC. This class is for the individual that may or may not hold a Montana Concealed Carry Permit and is wanting to learn more about the Defensive use of a handgun.

This course addresses the effective concealed carry and use of the handguns popular today. The course will address the advantages and disadvantages of the various types, models, configurations and calibers of such Handguns, as well as the most effective support equipment and methods of concealed carry. The program consists of both classroom discussion, and live fire drills on the range. This course introduces the student to techniques applicable to defensive use of the handgun. Emphasis is put on shooting skill development for application in real-life circumstances. The fundamentals of Mindset, Gun-handling, and Marksmanship are covered in lecture while the practical aspects are taught on the range. Other course topics include Situational Awareness, equipment selection, safety, handling, loading, unloading, malfunction clearance, drawing and firing techniques. Cost of this class will be $100.00

Required equipment list:

Centerfire Handgun in a minimum defensive caliber (generally, 9mm or .38spl or larger)
Ammunition 100 rounds.
Spare magazines or speedloaders
Spare ammunition pouches, carrier, or magazine holster
Method of carrying the handgun (i.e.- suitable belt and belt holster, Shoulder holsters generally not acceptable- you “sweep” others when drawing the firearm)
Ear protection
Eye protection
Clothing suitable for the weather
Cap with a brim
Rugged shoes or boots
Lunch and hydration fluid(water sports drink etc for the day)

To register for the class or for more information contact Shane Taylor Class Coordinator for the Miles City Area at 406-234-7175