Firearms class offered

The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the public.

The next NRA Basic Pistol Class will be held Jan. 18 and 19 at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Road, off Oak Harbor Road in Oak Harbor. This class introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol-shooting fundamentals and pistol shooting activities.

The course will also help prepare students for participation in other NRA courses.

The class includes shooting on the NWSA pistol range. Cost of the class is $25 and includes a book.

For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at 360-675-8397 or email Additional information is also available at