Basic Rifle Safety Class
If you are on Oahu and looking to purchase a long gun, get information prior to obtaining a permit to acquire, or are simply just wanting to learn about the tools themselves, HDF’s Basic Rifle Safety Course is a great way to build the foundation for your shooting career. Whether your interest is self defense, hunting, target shooting, or just exercising your 2nd Amendment rights, you will walk away with a firm understanding of how to safely operate and maintain your rifle.
Who should take this Course?
Anyone that is interested in learning the very basics of safety, usage, and stowage of firearms is a perfect candidate to attend. You need not own, or have even operated a firearm, prior to taking this course. Students 16 years and older are welcome.
There are no set prerequisites. This class is intended for the beginning student and those who wish to refresh their skills.
Course Overview and Course Goals:
Course Length And When Can I Attend?
The course is about 8-hours long and includes both classroom and range time learning to shoot manual action and semi-automatic rifles. Normally, courses are scheduled for the third Sunday of a month. You can view our class schedule here, and if you don’t see something feel free to email us at email@example.com
What to Bring
Please bring some form of eye and ear-protection (sunglasses, regular glasses, or sport protection glasses, ear muffs or ear plugs). Our firearm instructors highly recommend closed toe shoes. And, if you are a lady, please avoid low cut shirts (brass may fall through it and burn you.) Participants may consider wearing a hat, as it can provide additional protection.
Does this course meet the legal requirements for me to obtain a Hawaii Long Gun Permit to Acquire?
Hawaii does not require safety training as part of the process to purchase a long gun. This course is for those who wish train beyond what is legally necessary.