Shongum periodically runs training & safety classes that are open to the public. Registration is on a first come first served basis and class size may be limited. Discounts are offered to Shongum Members and their family, Pledges, and Applicants on the waiting list.
To register, please fill out a registration form, include payment and mail to the address on the form. Registration forms are available at the clubhouse, at the bottom of this page, and on the applicable Training Class Flyer.
You may also go to the NRA Training site to find classes offered at other locations
COURSE GOAL: Provide the training and live fire qualification certificate to meet current NJSP requirements for application for a NJ Permit to Carry.
DESCRIPTION: The course is run by Bob Bajor of Gunskills.com. Bob is an NJ Certified Instructor. It starts with a 50 round live fire qualification (5 round strings, distances from 21’ to 50’, timed and rapid fire, mostly two-handed grip, some one-handed strong hand and support hand). No holster draw. Shoot from high ready position. A minimum of 40 hits on an FBI Q target required to pass. A reshoot opportunity may be allowed if time allows. Bring extra 50 rounds of ammo in case. Only 1 mag needed per handgun. Students who pass the qualification will be provided with the certificate that accompanies the NJ Permit to Carry Application. The instructions on the rest of the requirements can be found at https://www.nj.gov/njsp/firearms/forms.shtml (Passport photo must be 1.5” x 1.5”) Classroom training follows the live fire qualification.
FEE: $85 for Shongum Members. CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY including Pledges, immediate family, and those on wait list as of 9/30. E-Mail the registration form to PRESIDENT@SHONGUM.ORG. Students will be registered by E-Mail date/time received. Limited to 10 students per class. More dates will be added in the future.
COURSE GOAL: To teach the basic knowledge and skills, and to explain the proper attitude necessary for the safe handling, shooting, and storage of handguns.
DESCRIPTION: The Pistol Shooting Fundamentals Course is a basic course recommend for the person considering purchasing their first firearm, the novice shooter, or anyone wanting to refresh their understanding and ability to safely handle, shoot and store firearms.
This is a four-hour course where students will learn the rules of safe gun handling, terminology, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, firearm jam clearance, cleaning, and storage. Range time is also part of this course.
FEE: $25 for Shongum Members, their Immediate Family, Shongum Probationary Members, and persons on the Shongum Member Waiting List. $40 Non-Members.
Contact Greg Lynch email@example.com register. Please put "STEEL ORIENTATION" in the subject line, include your Shongum Membership Number. Your attendance and time slot will be confirmed by email before the orientation.
This 3-4 hr class is held monthly on the Saturday following the General Meeting to introduce new members to the club's facilities and review our Rules & Safety Regulations. It is the final step to becoming a probationary member and is required. It includes a live fire qualification session.
Saturday following General Meeting (see table) 8:00 am to 12:00 pm