New Hampshire Offers Handling Handguns Course for Women


Women interested in learning about handguns can sign up now for a women’s handgun course through the New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Program. BOW is teaming up with Sturm Ruger and the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club to offer the course, which will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings January 7, 21, 28 and February 4, with a snow date of February 11, 2014, at the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club, 17 West Road in Canterbury, N.H. Participants must attend all four sessions.

A brochure and registration form for the course is available to download at Registration opens on November 18. Registration is first-come, first-served. If you are interested, sign up soon, as the course is limited to ten participants. The fee for the course is $60, which includes all equipment, materials and instruction.

This four-week class will offer instruction in basic handgun safety, different types of handguns, handling, loading, firing, storage, care and maintenance. After initial instruction, participants will spend the remainder of time on the firing line, putting into practice the mechanics, techniques and safety rules learned in the classroom. Please note that this is not a self defense course.

Course instructors are Linda Harris an NRA-certified instructor, assisted by her husband George Harris. They have been involved in BOW programs for more than ten years.

New Hampshire’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.

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