Education

Dom DiMare is the MCSC Education Chairman.

He can be reached at: Training@MonroeChesterSportsmen.org

John Mooney Sr. is offering courses as well, he can be reached at: manymoon@optonline.net

The Training Schedule for 2018 has been set and the following courses are being offered:

Orange County Sheriff 3-Hour Handgun

The Orange County Sheriff Approved Handgun Safety Course is three hours of classroom instruction and training with an introduction to the operations of a variety of handguns and safe gun handling. The course introduces students to the responsibilities of Concealed Carry and includes an overview of the New York State Penal Law Article 35. This course satisfies the county mandated safety course requirement for all Pistol Permit applicants however, you do not have to apply for your permit to take this course. Handgun Safety is open to anyone interested in basic handgun operations and safe gun handling. Course length is 3 hours. The instructors for this course have been certified by the Orange County Sheriff.

NRA Range Safety Officer

Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form. Course length is 9 hours.

New York State Hunter Education

The Hunter Education course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities as a hunter when using a gun, muzzleloader, crossbow or bow to pursue wild game. Course length is a minimum of 7 hours. There is no fee to attend this class.

New York State Bow Hunter Education

This course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities when using a  bow and arrow to pursue deer and bear. While this course is not required for hunting deer with a crossbow, or for small game or turkey, DEC encourages you to take this course to learn general bow and tree stand safety techniques. Course length is 8 hours. There is no fee to attend this class.

NRA First Steps Rifle

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

NRA First Steps Shotgun

NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

NSSA Skeet Instructor Certification

These courses are taught by:

Rich Newman
NSSA Chief Instructor Zone 1
Email: rangfn@comcast.net
Phone:201-348-8755

See the info sheet: NSSA Program

Course Schedule

Date Time Course Registration
Sunday
2/18
9-12 Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Approved Handgun Safety Contact Dom DiMare
Sunday
3/18
9-12 NRA First Steps Rifle Register Here
Sunday
4/22
8-5 NYS Hunter Safety Contact Dom DiMare
Sunday
5/20
8-5 NYS Bow Hunter Safety Register Here
Sunday
6/10
9-12 NRA First Steps Shotgun Register Here
Monday-Tuesday
6/11-6/12
All Day NSSA Level I Skeet Instructor Certification Contact Rich Newman
Saturday
6/16
9-12 NRA RSO Training (Members Only) Contact John Mooney Sr.
Saturday
7/7
9-12 Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Approved Handgun Safety (Members Only) Contact John Mooney Sr.
Monday-Tuesday
7/9-7/10
All Day NSSA Level II Skeet Instructor Certification Contact Rich Newman
Sunday
7/22
9-12 Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Approved Handgun Safety Contact Dom DiMare
Saturday
8/18
9-12 NRA RSO Training (Members Only) Contact John Mooney Sr.
Saturday
9/15
9-12 Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Approved Handgun Safety (Members Only) Contact John Mooney Sr.
Sunday
9/16
8-5 NYS Bow Hunter Safety Contact Dom DiMare
Sunday
10/21
8-5 NYS Hunter Safety Contact Dom DiMare
Sunday
11/11
8-5 NRA Range Safety Officer Contact Dom DiMare
Sunday
12/9
9-12 Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. Approved Handgun Safety Contact Dom DiMare

All courses to be held in the Mark Dorfman Meeting Room except for the NSSA Instructor courses which will meet at the Skeet Range.

Please check back frequently as the schedule develops.