Free Firearms Training Courtesy of Bass Pro


This year the first weekend of May holds more than just Derby Day, it includes two days of free firearms instruction courtesy of Bass Pro. Bass Pro has been in business since 1971 and has more than 70 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and with that kind of nationwide coverage odds are a store near you will be offering the classes listed below. Classes cover everything from handgun basics to optics, and for those debating whether to attend, there’s some additional incentive in the form of a gun giveaway. A Savage Arms 64 Black .22 LR and Caldwell shooting rest will be given to two winners, and not overall, that’s two winners at each location. Read on for full details including store locations not hosting the event.


From Bass Pro:

Bass Pro Shops stores across the country will host Set Your Sights events May 1-2, 2015, which feature free firearms seminars, giveways, and chances to win a Savage Arms 64 Black .22 L.R. rifle and a Caldwell shooting rest. In addition to great deals on firearms, optics and gun safes, shoppers can receive quadruple points on select items.

Participating Bass Pro Shops stores* will offer need-to-know advice at the following free seminars:

Friday, May 1
6:30 p.m. – Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot.
7:30 p.m. – The Basics of Handgun Concealed Carry and Home Defense.

Saturday, May 2
1:30 p.m. – Optics and Accessories for Your Modern Sporting Rifle.
2:30 p.m. – Long Range Shooting: Guns and Optics for the 1,000-Yard Shot.
3:30 p.m. – The Basics of Handgun Concealed Carry and Home Defense.
4:30 p.m. – Optics and Accessories for Your Modern Sporting Rifle.
On Friday, May 1, the first 25 people who attend seminars at 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. will receive a free tumbler with the Bass Pro Shops logo. In addition, seminar attendees have a chance to win a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card, with one lucky winner being named at each advertised seminar held May 1-2.

Plus, everyone 21 years of age or older is invited to register for a chance to win a SAVAGE® 64F Black .22 L.R. rifle valued at $159.99 or a CALDWELL® Steady Rest NXT shooting rest with a retail value of $39.99. Two winners** will be named at every store participating in the Set Your Sights event.

Shoppers can earn quadruple rewards points on select Leupold, Savage Arms, DPMS, Remington, Benelli and Smith & Wesson products at participating Bass Pro Shops stores by presenting the appropriate coupon.

For more information about Bass Pro Shops Set Your Sights event, visit

*Set Your Sights event is available at all locations excluding Destin, Florida; Islamorada, Florida; Miami, Florida; Tallahassee, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Auburn, New York; Utica, New York; Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Memphis, Tennessee; Rocky View, Alberta, Canada; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada; and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

**Disclaimer: Only 2 winners per store – one SAVAGE® 64F Black .22 L.R. rifle or a CALDWELL® Steady Rest NXT shooting rest. Must be 21 years old or older to enter. Need not be present to win.


Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at


  • Vitsaus

    What they need is free training for their employees on proper customer service.

  • So, I’m guessing it will be a mob scene like the grand opening of the new Cabelas store.

    Ehhh, I’ll pass.