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Talkeetna – Firearms For Bear Defense – OPEN

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Round out your bear awareness, confidence, and adventure readiness with this interactive, hands-on course, Firearms For Bear Defense. Bear Aware Part 1 is encouraged but not required.

This course covers:
– Range safety and course outline
– State law and regulations regarding pepper and lead for defense
– Basic Ballistics – what makes a gun a “bear gun”
– Building a shooter’s platform that’s both effective and supportive to bear defense
– Basic Accuracy, emergency and one round reloads, malfunction fixes
– Team communication under pressure, team shooting commands,
– Use of support – positional shooting for accurate impacts
– Bear defense qualification (optional)
– State law regarding Defense of Life and Property, reporting requirements

Total Course Length: 4 hours

Required Equipment/Gear:
Some of these items are available to rent/borrow; see below.
Personal firearms are encouraged but not required.
Shoot up to 6 common “Bear Guns” in different calibers and configurations or train on a gun from your context.
If you’re bringing a gun of your own, don’t forget the sling, magazines, speed loaders, holsters, ammo, and any other associated accessories!


– Range fee
– Firearms for live fire training – shotgun and handgun,
– Interactive bear targets,
– Eye and ear protection,
– Course materials and ballistics handout
– Course certification

Not Included: Ammo – billed per rounds shot, price list available on request

FIREARMS OTHER THAN SHOTGUNS (handguns, lever guns) ARE ALLOWED IN THIS CLASS. Please contact us if your agency permits the use of other firearms for bear defense – the core training will remain the same, then students of different platforms will break into sub groups to receive training specific to their platform. All shooters will rejoin for Use of Support / Positional shooting and the Bear Defense Qualification course of fire.

Firearms available to shoot:
Remington / Mossberg pump 12ga, Springfield XDM, FN510 in 10mm, Ruger and Smith & Wesson Revolvers in .38special, .357mag, .44 special / mag, .45 long colt, .454 casull,

Available: (may incur an additional cost):

  • Holsters, magazine pouches & gun belts are available to borrow.
  • Ammo – prices vary, most often charged by the rounds fired. Email for price info.
  • Firearms – Handgun / shotgun (No Charge!) See available guns listed above
  • Rental Package Includes: Firearm, magazines / speed loaders, belt, holster, magazine pouch, and sling where applicable.

Email us at info@accurateadvantage.us to order or reserve equipment.

Course Cost: $175.00


July 13
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Upper Susitna Shooters Association Range
Mile 94 Parks Highway
Talkeetna, AK 99676
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(907) 733-3323
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