View Full Version : Firearms training near Palo Alto, CA?

07-24-2011, 6:32 PM
I have an 11-year-old son who has begun to show an interest in learning how to use and maintain firearms responsibly. I would like to train him to use and maintain a rifle and a shotgun, but I do not feel equipped to properly train him myself. I own both a rifle and a shotgun, but I am hoping there is someplace near my home in Palo Alto where I can take him so that both of us can go over the basics of firearm safety. Can anyone suggest a place for this?

07-24-2011, 10:40 PM
The Santa Clara Valley Rifle Club runs NRA First Steps classes intended for younger, novice shooters. It might be what you're looking for.

Details at http://www.scvrc.com/4h_scout.htm

07-25-2011, 7:48 PM
Bill Tidwell teaches NRA First steps classes for handgun, rifle, and shotgun at Reed's in Santa Clara. Highly recommended for a good basic introduction to those guns.

The classes don't really cover maintenance much but you can get that info just from reading the manual and watching a few YouTube videos.