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The Missouri Department of Conservation is inviting women to attend a free workshop on the basics of handguns and shooting.

The class will take place 68:30 p.m. Monday at Ammo Alley, 11562 Callaway County Road 395, south and east of the U.S. 63 bridge over Cedar Creek.

Women will learn handgun parts and operation, ammunition, handgun safety and shooting fundamentals. Participants will receive classroom training and one-on-one shooting instruction in a climate-controlled indoor shooting range.

MDC offers the workshop and classroom instruction for free. However, Ammo Alley requires a $10 range fee from each participant, to be paid directly to Ammo Alley.

MDC will provide handguns and ammunition. Participants are welcome to bring their own, unloaded, cased handguns to the class, but will be required to provide their own new, factory ammunition (no reloads).

Women ages 14 years and older are invited to register for the workshop, however, participants younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who also registers for the workshop.

Women will learn the basics of handguns and become more comfortable with different types of handguns.

To register for the event, visit

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