Guns 101 Class

Guns 101 is a class periodically offered by the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department for individuals who have little to no knowledge of firearms. During this class, students will be taught:

  • Firearm safety
  • Mississippi gun laws
  • Firearm maintenance
  • Basic handling of firearms. 
The class is taught over a three day period. Tuesday and Thursday, from 6PM to 9PM, students will be taught in a classroom setting, and on Friday, during the day, students will visit a shooting range for weapons familiarization, which includes a shooting component.
Class sizes are limited to 10 people and you must be over the age of 21 to participate. Background checks will be conducted prior to admittance to the course. Students must provide their own handgun and ammunition (100 rounds of ammunition is recommended). This is NOT a concealed carry class. For more information on concealed carry, please visit the Mississippi Department of Public Safety's website

For more information on this course, please contact Deputy Alex Coker at or at 662-469-8786.