Introduction to the Defensive Pistol The Boone County Sheriff Department will again offer a 16 hour "Introduction to the Defensive Pistol" course to qualified applicants on April 13-14, 2013, and October 26-27, 2013.  It will be held at the Boone County Sheriff Firearms Range in Lebanon, IN.   Due to requests we are again offering a “Ladies Only Introduction to Defensive Pistol” course on May 4-5, 2013 and September 7-8, 2013.  There is no difference in the curriculum.  It is merely limited to ladies only.  A small .25 or .22 or .32 caliber pistol IS NOT recommended for this course.  Again, it is no different in content other than it is for ladies only. This course is designed for the novice to the experienced male or female firearms owner.  The two day course instructs the student in Mindset, Gunhandling, and Marksmanship.  It is instructed by Boone County Sheriff Ken Campbell and staff.  Campbell is the Boone County Sheriff, Department Senior Rangemaster, a guest Firearms Instructor at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, has Instructor Certification from Yavapai Firearms Academy, Ltd. ( and is an Adjunct Instructor and Rangemaster for Gunsite Academy, Inc. in Paulden, AZ.   ( Requirements include either a valid Indiana Firearms Permit or Criminal History Report verifying the student as a "Proper Person," eye and hearing protection, a suitable pistol, approximately 400 rounds of ammunition, and tuition of $175.  (As there is no fiscal impact on the Department for the course, all costs relating to the course must come from the student tuition's.) Persons requesting additional information or references are requested to contact Sheriff Campbell via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it