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Kern Shooting Sports offers a variety of firearms training, courses and programs. Listed below are short descriptions of the regularly offered classes. All classes are taught by qualified instructors.

California Hunter Education

Kern Shooting Sports sponsors the official California Department of Fish and Wildlife Hunter Education courses that are required for all hunters. There are two ways to take the class: Two-Day Live Instruction OR take the internet class online and then attend an Internet Follow-Up Class to take the exam. Pre-registration is required

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Basic Handgun

Perfect for new handgun owners, the NRA basic handgun course includes introductions to various handgun types, parts and their basic operation. The course lessons also include handgun safety, ammunition, the fundamentals of handgun shooting and positions, and handgun cleaning and storage.  Classroom and Range time.  Cost: $50.00. Requirements: Pre-registration with $25.00 deposit (nonrefundable). Participants must be at least 21 years old.  Handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition.

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Basic Shotgun

Perfect for new shotgun owners, the NRA basic shotgun course includes introductions to various shotgun types, parts and their basic operation. The course lessons also include shotgun safety, ammunition, the fundamentals of shotgun shooting and shotgun cleaning and storage.  Classroom and Range time.  Cost $50.00.  Requirements: Pre-registration required with nonrefundable $25.00 deposit.

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Women & Juniors Rifle Program

Perfect for new rifle owners, this program teaches the fundamentals of marksmanship. In addition to completing the NRA Basic Rifle Class, participants meet once monthly for six months at the range to improve their marksmanship skills.

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