The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, together with the Henry County Police Department conducts a 6-hour Gun Safety and Firearms course taught by certified law enforcement instructors from both agencies to allow the citizens of Henry County to utilize the Public Safety Firing Range.
To take part in the Henry County Citizen’s Public Firing Range, participants must be at least 21 years of age (or 18 if active military), be a current resident of Henry County, have no felony convictions, must pass a criminal background check and successfully complete the mandatory six hour Citizens Public Firing Range Safety Course held at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office located at 120 Henry Parkway in McDonough.
On the day of class, participants are to proceed to the Sheriff’s Office at 9am for classroom instruction which will address basic firearms safety, mechanics of shooting and rules of the range. Following a lunch break, participants will reconvene at the Henry County Public Safety Range for hands-on-training with our certified law enforcement instructors.
Participants must bring their own firearm, ammunition, eye and ear protection. NOTE: Do NOT bring your firearm into the Sheriff’s Office – please keep it securely locked inside your vehicle.
Upon completion of the class, a photo ID will be issued. This ID will allow you access to the range on pre-set specified dates and times. This ID must be presented upon each visit to the range and will be valid for one year from issue date.
To enroll in this class, please click on the links for the two required forms, the GCIC Consent form (for permission to conduct the required criminal history check) and the Wavier of Liability form and personally bring them to the Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm along with 2 forms of ID and your cash payment of $20 that covers the cost of the class, a criminal historybackground check and the photo ID. The photo ID will be valid for one year upon which time it will be necessary to personally renew the ID at the Sheriff's Office for a fee of $20. Please note,class space is limited and is served on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information please contact Sharon Mitchell at the Sheriff’s Office at 770-288-7127 or contact the Police Department at 770-288-8335.
Click here for Range Dates available for those who pass the course.