From Thurmont Conservation and Sportsman Club. New Shooter Skills Class will be taught April 11, June 05, and October 23, subject to demand and trainer availability. For more information email ThurmontIDPA@verizon.net. There is some info on the website too. Tcandsc.org.
Every shooter who is new to action pistol shooting must complete a safety class and observe a match before shooting in an IDPA or USPSA match at AAFG for the first time. The purpose of the class is to ensure that every shooter receives the same instruction regarding match procedures, range safety and IDPA range commands. This requirement is waived for shooters who are current members of IDPA and are classified Marksman or higher in any division, or shooters who are current members of USPSA and are classified 20% or higher in any division. Shooters with current classifications will be asked to arrive half an hour early to their first match to receive a range briefing from the match director. All others, regardless of experience, background or skill level, must complete the safety class before shooting a match at AAFG. The class is run at least one Saturday every month. Class dates and times are posted on the club's matches and events calendar.