National Rifle Association Courses (NRA)

National Rifle Association Courses (NRA)

Saturday | September 23, 2023
Times: 0930 - 1600
Fee: $195.00

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience.

Course topics include:

  • gun safety rules
  • proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
  • ammunition knowledge and selection
  • pistol selection, and storage
  • shooting fundamentals
  • pistol inspection and maintenance
  • marksmanship
  • shooting range safety

Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

Prerequisites: None. Firearms and ammo can be provided for a fee.

Saturday | September 30, 2023
Time: 0900-1700/1800
Fee: $225.00

Course Goal: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation. This course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor and is conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range.

Course topics include:

  • Firearm Safety (Mandatory)
  • Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Loading and Stoppage Remediation
  • Mindset
  • Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment
  • Firearm Cleaning
  • Sport Shooting & Training Activities

Course length is determined by the Instructor, to meet your State’s requirements for a CCW permit. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification. Students will receive reference books, take an NRA CCW Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate.

Prerequisites – Basic Pistol training

  • Equipment needed: Firearm you intend to carry
  • An out-of-a-waistband (OWB) secure holster - no clips, straps, etc.
  • 2 mag pouch
  • 250 rounds of ammunition.

Sunday | October 01, 2023
Time: 0900-1600
Fee: $225.00

Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

The RSO course content consists of:

  • RSRSO's roles and responsibilities
  • range standard operating procedures
  • range inspection and range rules
  • firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range Safety Briefings which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency.

RSOs who have successfully completed the course then have the ability to become Chief Range Safety Officer, someone essential to training and supervising NRA Range Safety Officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and a Course Evaluation form.

Saturday | October 28, 2023 & Sunday | October 29, 2023
Time: 0900-1700
Fee: $295

Instructor Training consists of 3 classes:

1. NRA Basic Pistol - Instructor Led training during this class you will attempt to qualify.
2. Basic Instructor Training (BIT)
3. Discipline training - ( a minimum of 4 people are required for this class)

Qualification is completed prior to #2 and #3. BIT and Discipline are usually given on a weekend.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline-specific (pistol, rifle, shotgun, etc.). During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided with the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor's course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates. Candidates take turns presenting portions of the course to other candidates who portray students.

Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been certified by NRA to train. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use appropriate training aids, follow the lesson plans, and meet all learning objectives while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline-specific instructional methods and evaluating and improve the performance of beginning shooters.