Firearm Safety!
2019 Firearm Safety Classes
For more information on the American Legion Post 435 Firearm Safety program please send an email to: post435safety@outlook.com

Include your name, the name and ages of each student, a phone number to reach you, an email address and any questions you have so we can provide the information you need. If you prefer to speak to a representative by phone send the information requested above via email requesting a call including a good time to call you.

Registration for our Summer 2019 class will begin March 20.

Spring Summer
Monday April 29: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Class Begins July 22: 6:00 to 9:00 PM Class Begins
Thurs May 2: 6:30 to 9:00 PM July 25: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Monday May 6: 6:30 to 9:00 PM July 29: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Thurs May 9: 6:30 to 9:00 PM Aug. 1: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Monday May 13: 6:30 to 9:00 PM Aug 5: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Thurs May 16: 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Test Night) Aug. 8: 6:30 to 9:00 PM (Test Night)
Saturday May 18: Field Day Aug. 10: Field Day

Highlights of our program are:

  • 15 hours of classroom time with extensive hands-on and small group training.
  • 6 hours of field training and testing at our premier range facility near Elko, Minnesota that includes live firing of a variety of different firearms including shotguns, pistols, small bore, muzzle loading and high-power rifles.
  • Supplemental Air Rifle orientation and training for our youngest students (runs from 6:00 to 6:30 PM on selected evenings before class begins).
  • A variety of training in hunting and safety related subjects, e.g. Survival and Woods Craft, Conservation Practices, Ammunition, and others.
  • A skilled cadre of instructors and an excellent student to teacher ratio.

The cost of our program is $7.50 per student, inclusive of all materials and ammunition.
Note: After completion of this course, you will need to complete your registration on the DNR's website which will require an additional $7.50 fee paid to the state of MN.
Full instructions will be provided to each student.

Eligibility and Enrollment
To take this class, you must be 11 years of age or older on the first Monday of class. Sorry, no exceptions. The DNR will not issue you a certificate if your 11th birthday is after this date. The first night of class a parent or LEGAL guardian is required to sign a release authorizing the Post 435 Gun Club Instructors to allow minors to handle and fire guns. Without this authorization, a minor will not be allowed in class!

NOTE: adult behavior is expected from ALL students who enroll. Immature behavior is grounds for dismissal from the class.

HOMEWORK is a requirement for successful completion of this class. Failure to complete homework assignments is grounds for dismissal from the class.

Enrollment is limited and space for this class is in high demand. Students are expected to attend all scheduled sessions. Absence from the first session, more than one session, or field day for any reason constitutes an incomplete course, sorry.

If you cannot make all classes and field day, please sign up for a different course here: www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/firearms/index.html#calendar

Our Firearms Safety Program
needs your help!
To make a donation
or to volunteer
Click Here
To locate another class please call the MN DNR at 
or use this link:  
MN DNR Firearms Safety courses

To see photos from past Range Days: Click Here
The Post 435 Firearms Safety program wishes to thank these sponsors for their generous monetary and material support.

Friends of the NRA
Minnesota Weapon Collectors Association
Tri-lakes Sportsmans Club
Wolf's Den Gun Shop.
H & H Guns & Art Gallery
Frontiersman Sports
Birchwood Casey

Downloadable Hunting plan
by Keith Ricke
Click Here