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PCSO schedules first public CCW class since pandemic

Metro Wire Staff

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Concealed Carry Weapons class in October.

The class is taught by deputies who are certified Department of Justice Firearm Instructors and is the actual class developed by the DOJ for the CCW permit application.

The class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in rooms 1 and 2 of the Portage Co. Annex, 1462 Strongs Ave. The cost of the class is $50 per student.

The sheriff’s office will also be holding a Basic Handgun Course from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Portage County Law Enforcement Range, 3001 Willow Springs Dr. in Dewey.

Topics for the afternoon class include shooting stance, grip, sight picture, loading, unloading, malfunctions, and firing. Students will need to bring a firearm and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition for their firearm.

Students taking both the CCW and Basic Handgun Course will be charged a total of $75 per student for both classes.

To register, call the sheriff’s office at 715.346.1466 to register. Contact Sgt. Travis Morgan at 715.346.1400 or Det. Dustin Kitzman at 715.346.1448 for more information, or go to www.co.portage.wi.us/sheriff.