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Civilian Firearms Training/Indoor Firing Range

Civilian Firearms Training/Indoor Firing Range

Learn about Civilian Firearm training at HACC’s Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex (PLEC)
 

Basic Handgun Marksmanship and Safety for Civilians and Laser Shot® for Civilians (pdf)

  • Basic Handgun Marksmanship and Safety for Civilians  (Eight hours)  $150
    This class is designed for the civilian wanting to gain basic knowledge and hands-on experience with a handgun. The 8-hour course will cover legal topics, such as chapter 5 of the PA Crimes Code and Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, nomenclature, cleaning, safe handling and storage of the handgun. The live fire portion will cover basic fundamentals such as proper stance, grip, sighting and trigger control.  Students are required to provide their own handgun and 50 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition (no re-loaded ammunition allowed). Students are also required to provide proper hearing protection, eye protection and a baseball-style hat. 
    Must be 21 years old to register.  Schedule and Register Online

  • Intermediate Handgun for Civilians  (Eight hours) $150
    This class is designed for the civilian who already has a good foundation in handgun safety, handling and marksmanship and wants to further his or her knowledge and skill. The eight-hour course will review but not go into detail on legal topics such as Chapter 5 of the PA crimes Code and Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, nomenclature, cleaning, safe handling and storage of the handgun. The live fire portion will cover marksmanship, loading and reloading, drawing from the holster, stoppage and malfunction clearing and shooting from cover. Students are required to provide their own handgun and 100 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition (no re-loaded ammunition allowed). Students are also required to provide proper hearing protection, eye protection and a baseball-style hat. A practical skills test will be given to assess the student’s ability to remain in the class.
    Must be 21 years old to register.  Schedule and Register Online

    How can I receive more information and register for the Basic or Intermediate Handgun Courses for Civilians at HACC?

  • The Personal Pistol Trainer program- NEW!
    The Personal Pistol Trainer course allows you to accelerate your marksmanship skills by working one-on-one with an expert instructor. Designed similar to a personal fitness trainer, the instruction will be tailored to fit your unique abilities and learning style in a comfortable and private environment. For those who want to share this experience, the course allows for a maximum of two students. The cost for one hour of instruction is $75 for one person or $125 for two. Contact Joe Hogarth at 717-780-2637 or jnhogart@hacc.edu for more information or to schedule your training sessions.

     

    NOTE:  The following courses will only be offered at your request. A minimum of five (5) students are required to run a course. Tuition is $100 per student per class. Please contact Cindy Shirk 717-780-2559 or clshirk@hacc.edu for more information or to schedule your training session.

  • Laser Shot ® for Civilians - Eight hours
    This course is available for citizens who have had at least a basic course in safe firearms handling and are considering using these firearms for their defense in the home, as well as in public. It will include evaluating the various types of firearms used and the special considerations when deploying them. There will be a discussion on the most efficient way to deploy the weapon within the confines of the home. It will also touch on escape plans and dealing with the police response, as well as a discussion on dealing with threats in public while armed. The Laser Shot ® simulator will be used, as well as simulated firearms.

  • Practical and Tactical Handcuffing (PATH) – Eight hours
    This course trains security/police officers on practical and tactical aspects of handcuffing. It explains the proper application of handcuffing, handcuffing of complaint and noncompliant offenders, wrist locks and double locking procedures.

  • Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT) – Four hours
    This program presents all of the skills and knowledge necessary for one to become certified/recertified in the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC), or pepper spray, as it is commonly known. The program begins with an introduction to OC and its basic principles of use. Lectures on the effects of OC, how to use OC, general after use guidelines, when to use (and when not to use), use of force considerations and threat recognition are all covered.

  • Expandable Baton Training – Four hours
    This course trains security professionals to properly use the expandable baton. Students will not receive a manufacturer certification card.