W.Va. Double Tap Gun Club is conducting courses

ELKINS — West Virginia Double Tap Gun Club, a West Virginia non-profit association, has scheduled three Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry Courses for this year at the Roaring Creek VFW in Coalton.

In this 8-hour class, half classroom and half range, a person can expect to learn safe handling and carrying, how to unassemble and reassemble, load and unload, shooting basics, drawing from a holster, and basic marksmanship.

“This course is highly recommended for anyone who intends to handle or carry a firearm, this is your first step; this class is where it all begins” stated instructor Daniel James.

According to instructor JD Blackburn, WVDTGC offers a variety of educational courses, “in addition to the three Basic Pistol/Concealed Carry courses, we have also scheduled four level 1 classes, three level 2 classes, and two level 3 classes for this upcoming spring and summer; we will also be holding Youth Gun Safety Courses along with two different styles of competitions.”

Although West Virginia is now a constitutional carry state for any person 21 years or older who is legally able to own a handgun, a permit is still required for individuals 18-20 years old. A West Virginia concealed carry permit is still available, and still required, for anyone wanting to carry over certain state lines. For more information or to register for the course, contact Peggy Ross at 304-406-2111, wvdtgc@yahoo.com, or visit their Facebook page. Courses are currently scheduled for March 11, June 3, and September 10 and fill up quickly.