The citizens of Barrow County will soon have the opportunity to practice their shooting skills and get personalized instruction from highly trained professionals.
The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public once a month beginning in May. Citizens may bring their own weapons and ammunition and will have the opportunity to learn from certified firearms instructors.
“We look forward to having our citizens come out to the range and practice their firearms skills with us,” said Sgt. David Aderhold, head of the Sheriff's Office's Training Unit. “Opening our range to the general public provides a safe place for folks to shoot in a controlled environment.”
The first “Open Range” date is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. until noon. Future open range dates are planned for the first Saturday of each month.
Admission to the range is $10 per session. Proceeds will be used to upgrade and maintain the range.
For those interested in learning to shoot, a four hour block of personalized instruction is available for $75. Proceeds from instructional fees will also be used for range upgrades and maintenance.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Office strictly prohibits the use of any armor-piercing ammunition and tracer rounds. For more information or directions to the firearms range, please contact Sgt. David Aderhold at (770) 307-3080, extension 3936.