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Paul33
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PostSubject: Should I learn basic firearms skills before going to the police academy?   Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:19 am

I am 33 years old, and am considering applying to a police academy in PA. I have never fired a gun, and no nothing about them. Will this be a problem for me during the academy? Should I take a firearms course (maybe through the NRA) before I attend the police academy?
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PostSubject: Re: Should I learn basic firearms skills before going to the police academy?   Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:53 am

Not being familiar with firearms, and not having ever fired a gun would not be a problem. It certainly wouldn't hurt to learn some things about firearms before the academy. However, it is not necessary. You will be taught everything you need to know during the academy. I know officers that never fired a gun before the academy. Good luck! Keep us posted.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I learn basic firearms skills before going to the police academy?   Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:26 am

Like Badge101 said, you don't have to know anything about guns before going to the academy, but I would try to learn what you can beforehand. There are many good books that you get to learn the classroom basics.
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