This class will introduce students to the equipment and techniques of shooting centerfire rifles with precision and accuracy. Topics include firearm safety, shooting positions, breathing, sight picture, trigger control and recoil management. Students will spend time in the classroom and in the range. Cost is $100. This class is open to the public.
Required equipment: centerfire rifle (up to .308 caliber), 50 rounds of ammunition, scope and shooting mat if you have one. Please have your rifle/scope zeroed in prior to class.
About our Instructor: Mr. Tom Jones was an Army Joint Operations Officer who spent multiple tours with the Air Force, Marines, Navy and six years with a U.S. government agency, before retiring as a Dean and Department Chair at the Armed Forces Staff College where he headed the senior US school for Command, Control and Intelligence. Tom has held national and world records in both mid-range and long-range events. He represented the U.S. in international competitions in 1988, 1996 and 2015 earning bronze, silver and gold medals respectively. Most recently, Tom was a firing member of the victorious U.S. Creedmoor Team at the competition held in Ireland. He is classified as a High Master with the National Rifle Association. A graduate of Coffee High School, Tom is originally from Center Star, and is married to the former Marilyn Gatlin of Florence.