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
Or you may purchase a physical workbook. The physical workbook may be ordered through the Patriot Academy online store when you register. If ordering on-line, please specify on the registration form the number of workbooks you would like to pick up at class.
Or you may purchase a physical workbook in person at class for $15.00.
Your host for this event is Elizabeth (Liza) Thomas. Please contact your host at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 475-2066 with any questions you may have.
Please refer to the SSA calendar for dates & times.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Pistol Shooting Fundamentals
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, and Shongum Probationary Members, and persons on the Shongum Member Waiting List. $40 Non-Members.
DATE: Saturday, Aug 12, 2023; 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM This course has been cancelled. Please look forward to a new date in the near future!
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 30’, 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 02/01/2023. 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.
This course has been cancelled. Please look forward to a new dates in the near future!
COURSE GOAL: Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms, and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.
DESCRIPTION: THIS IS NOT A COURSE FOR BEGINNERS! This is an eight-hour course. Students will shoot approximately 150 rounds of ammunition. Proof of shooting experience can be an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate or similar certification or experience. In some cases, demonstration of handgun skills with an instructor prior to the course may be required.
FEE: $150 for Shongum Members, their immediate family, and Shongum Probationary Members, and persons on the Shongum Member Waiting List. $200 Non-Members.
DATE: Saturday October 14, 2023, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM This course has been cancelled. Please look forward to a new date in the near future!
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
DESCRIPTION: This course is being offered to Shongum Members and Guests interested in becoming a NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. This course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This certification is typically required as a minimum to be employed as an RSO at a commercial range.
FEE: $125.00 for Shongum Members, Shongum Probationary Members, and persons on the Shongum Member Waiting List. $175.00 for Non-Members.