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Spots available for fall CCW, basic handgun courses

Metro Wire Staff

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is holding classes for conceal carry and basic handgun on October 6.

The Conceal Carry Weapons (CCW) class will be held in Rooms 1 and 2 at the Portage Co. Annex, 1462 Strongs Ave., from 8 a.m. until noon. The class was developed by the Wisconsin Dept. of Justice and will be taught by local deputies who are DOJ certified instructors.

The class is $40 per person.

A Basic Handgun Course will follow, held from 1-4 p.m. at the Portage Co. Law Enforcement Range in Dewey. The class will cover proper shooting stance, loading/unloading, and weapons malfunction. Students in this class will need to bring a firearm and approximately 50 rounds of ammunition. The cost for this class is $25.

Both classes are available for a total of $60.

For more information or to register, call the Sheriff’s Office at 715-346-1819.