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PE 1008 - Shooting Sports

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1Lab 2
Course Description: The course is designed for prospective shooting sports enthusiasts with little or no experience, as well as those with experience, who wish to attain an understanding of beginning fundamentals and safety in shooting sports. The following shooting styles are covered in the course: Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder. Students will have the opportunity to shoot at a regulation outdoor course.
MnTC Goals
None

Prerequisite(s): Must be 18 or older, and must obtain a “permit to purchase” certificate from local police department to continue in the course. Local police department is determined by student’s home address.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Laws regarding firearms
  2. Firearm safety
  3. Safety precautions in various shooting environments.
  4. Definition of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder
  5. History of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder
  6. Recreational and competitive shooting
  7. Selection of firearms for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder
  8. Fundamental skills ¿ chokes, eye dominance, marksmanship, loads.
  9. Etiquette

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate correct shooting etiquette.
  2. demonstrate fundamental shooting skills.
  3. demonstrate safe firearm handling.
  4. demonstrate safety precautions in various shooting environments.
  5. identify differences between Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder as recreational shooting sports.
  6. identify local and state laws regarding firearms and shooting sports.
  7. identify the recreational and competitive aspects of target and competition shooting.
  8. outline the history of Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder.
  9. select the correct firearm for Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, Hand Guns and Black Powder.


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