Citizens' Firearms Fundamentals

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Citizen’s Firearms Fundamentals is a three part community program designed to provide basic instruction in the safe and effective use of firearms (primarily handguns).  The program consists of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening sessions.  Students must attend all three sessions. 

1.  Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  (PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME); Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Training Room (administrative entrance-2nd driveway) at 560 Greison Trail, Newnan, GA. Instruction regarding firearms fundamentals (safe and effective use of firearms) and legal issues regarding the possession, carry and use of firearms.  Please do not bring a firearm to the sheriff’s office.  You will be instructed to bring it on Wednesday when you go to the firing range.  

2.  Tuesday staggered start from 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm for two hours; Coweta County Sheriff’s Office Training Room:  hands on fundamentals; practical application of firearms fundamentals in Firearms Simulator. 

3.  Wednesday staggered start from 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm or 6:00 pm for one hour; Firearms Range (1887 Old Corinth Rd., Newnan, GA):  practical application of firearms fundamentals with live firearms. 

Students may provide their own serviceable handgun for use at the FIREARMS RANGE or the Sheriff’s Office will provide a Glock 17 9mm pistol for students that do not have their own handgun.  Students must provide thirty (30) rounds of ammunition for their own handgun OR thirty (30) rounds of 9x19mm ammunition (new in box jacketed ammunition, not reloaded or remanufactured) for sheriff’s office pistols. 

All participants must be 21 years old or older except 18-20 year olds may participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian.  All participants must reside in Coweta County.  

Contact Marsha Dailey, 678-423-6739, or by email, for information or to register.  Course size is limited and pre-registration is required.  A criminal history check is required unless you have obtained a Carry Permit.  Also there is a $10.00 charge to cover costs payable in cash all due before the first night of class.  This can be done by coming by the sheriff’s office (administrative entrance) and the receptionist will be glad to help you.


2018 Schedule:

March 12, 13, 14                    July 23, 24, 25

April 2, 3, 4                             August 20, 21, 22

May 7, 8, 9                              September 24, 25, 26

June 11, 12, 13                        October 1, 2, 3