NRA Training Courses

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NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training

Short Description: To provide the basic KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ATTITUDE necessary to learn pistol marksmanship using a virtual training system

More Details: The course teaches basic marksmanship fundamentals, firearm safety using a simulated pistol (SIRT Pistol if you are familiar with them) with a resetting trigger and laser to indicate where the shots hit. No range is needed with this simulator training course. It can be held anywhere; a meeting room in a hotel, business boardroom, or in a church hall. With very little equipment, the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training Course teaches the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control, grip, and breath control. At the completion of the course, an NRA participation certificate is awarded. Students may attend this course as a basis to decide whether or not they would like to follow-up by taking the full length Basic Pistol Course with live fire, or simply learn to improve their marksmanship skills.

No live firearms are used in this course.  This course would be ideal for beginning shooters, and even children.  No range is needed with this simulator training course. Computer software records shots and provide instant feedback for students and our instructors, as well as a webcam for recording shots.

An NRA Training Certificate will be available upon completion of this course.

  • Course price:  $40

  • To register now, make a non-refundable payment to hold seat:  $40

   The new infrared version of the SIRT (shown below) has an infrared shot indicating laser, which is not visible to the naked eye, but can be seen by our infrared cameras that are used with the Simulator.  This has the advantage of not allowing the shooter to handicap themselves and “walk” visible lasers on target, forcing the shooter to trust their sight picture and trigger control.

Infrared SIRT Pistol

Laser SIRT Pistol

NOTE: This class can be scheduled at any time or place, at your convenience.  To sign up, message me via the contact form below, and I’ll set up a class for you to register on the date and time you desire.

  • In more advanced simulator classes, you can use either a simulator pistol, or your OWN pistol with the simulator.
  • The simulator is capable of presenting basic shooting, as well as advanced timed drills, including reloading, automatic scoring, and calling multiple targets.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

Unfortunately, the NRA has discontinued this class.  At this time this class will be replaced with the USCCA Basic handguns course.   Click here for details of the USCCA Class.

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation

Short Description: Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

More Details: NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $60

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25

  • Bring to Class:  Rifle you intend to use; 20 rounds of ammunition; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation

Short Description: Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

More Details: NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $60

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25

  • Bring to Class:  Shotgun you intend to use; 50 rounds of #8 ammunition minimum; a box of clay pigeons; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

(This course is Kentucky State Police approved for use in obtaining a CCDW Permit)

Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. Option 1 is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. Option 2 has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.

More Details:

Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To sign up for the Instructor Led Only course, go to http://www.nrainstructors.org and click on the “Find A Course” icon. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. I will contact you shortly thereafter.

Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course in the same manner as mentioned in the paragraph above. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date.

More Details: 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, and 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 bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

Basic Pistol students must demonstrate the Knowledge, Skills and Attitude necessary for the safe and proficient use of a pistol, and pass the qualification shooting standard at a “level 1 red” minimum to earn a completion certificate.

Qualification for Level 1: Red is 4 five shot groups within a 4 inch circle at 10 feet

Qualification for Level 2: White is 4 five shot groups within a 4 inch circle at 15 feet

Qualification for Level 3: Blue is 4 five shot groups within a 4 inch circle at 20 feet

Qualification for Instructor Level:  16 of 20 hits in a 6 inch group in an 8 inch bull and 45 feet

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  • Blended Learning Course price:  $50  ( Original Blended Learning class was $60 paid to NRA )

  • Instructor Led Course price:  $80

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $40

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition minimum; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

More Details: This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $125

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $40

  • Bring to Class:  Rifle you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

More Details: This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $125

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $40

  • Bring to Class:  Shotgun you intend to use; 50 rounds of #8 ammunition minimum; a box of clay pigeons; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course

Short Description: This 22 hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.

More Details: Prerequisites: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills are a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Completion of the Instructor Led Basic Course is also required as a prerequisite.  This is the class you will be teaching. 

Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

A current BIT certification is required within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. If your BIT certification is older than 24 months you will need to retake the course.

    • Course price:  $275 for entire package  (Prices broken down as follows.  Classes listed below are included in the $275 price when taken as a package
      • Instructor Led Training (ILT) Basic Pistol Course (Instructor Candidates will be teaching this class when certified)  $80
      • $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.
    • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat: $100
    • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection
    • If you do not pass the range portion of the class, you may retry again once within 24 hours

NRA Certified Rifle Instructor Course

Short Description: This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Rifle Shooting course.

More Details: Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Rifle Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Rifle Shooting course student packet.

A current BIT certification is required within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. If your BIT certification is older than 24 months you will need to retake the course. 

  • Course price:  $250

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $100

  • Bring to Class:  Rifle you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor Course

Short Description: This 17-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Shotgun Shooting Course.

More Details: Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Shotgun Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course student packet.

A current BIT certification is required within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. If your BIT certification is older than 24 months you will need to retake the course.

  • Course price:  $250

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $100

  • Bring to Class:  Shotgun you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; cleaning kit; hearing and eye protection

 NRA Refuse to be a Victim® Seminar

Short Description: Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime.

More Details: A complete seminar may last as long as four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $40

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

More Details: Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Note: Lesson III of this course: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

  • Course price:  $150

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $40

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; hearing and eye protection

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

Short Description: Teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

More Details: Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s)

Note: Lesson III: Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, of the Personal Protection In and Outside The Home Courses is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

  • Course price:  $245

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $60

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; hearing and eye protection

NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home and NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home are appointment only classes, and, as mentioned above, require the use of an attorney to instruct the legal portion of the course.  Contact me with your interest.  I can set up a custom  date, time, and location for any and all of your training needs.

Total cost for the entire series is $880.  If you sign for all classes at the same time, the entire package is only $575 !

NRA Certified Instructor Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

Short Description: This nine hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course.

More Details: Prerequisites: Must be an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor. Prior to the course, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course student packet.

  • Course price:  $190

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is NOT included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $60

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; hearing and eye protection

NRA Certified Instructor Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

Short Description: This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course.

More Details: Prerequisites: Instructor candidates must be both an NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection In The Home Instructor. Candidates must have attended an NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course and passed the student exam with a score of 90% or better.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course student packet.

  • Course price:  $295

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is NOT included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $60

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; hearing and eye protection

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course

Short Description: Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

More Details: This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $60
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $25

NRA Certified Instructor Home Firearm Safety Course

Short Description: This is an 11 hour course that teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential in organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Home Firearm Safety Course.

More Details: Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the course, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate NRA Instructor Candidate Packet (includes lesson plans for the courses(s) you are preparing to teach), and appropriate NRA basic course student packet.

  • Course price:  $125

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

  • Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use; 100 rounds of ammunition; hearing and eye protection

NRA Defensive Pistol Course

This is NOT a home grown course, but an advanced level self-defense course authored by, and conducted in accordance with, a national organization, the NRA.  We don’t ‘pop smoke’ or hose you down with a garden hose to induce stress, as some home grown ‘Beyond Concealed Carry’ classes do.  This course is taught is a safe manner with an NRA Certified RSO present.

Short Description: Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

More Details: The NRA Defensive Pistol Course focuses on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following:

  • How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm
  • Basic principles of concealment
  • The difference between cover and concealment
  • Drawing from the holster
  • Levels of mental awareness
  • Developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection
  • Shooting under stress
  • Clearing common stoppages
  • Move off the line of attack and shoot
  • Use of pocket pistols, and more

 

Prerequisites:  NRA Basic Pistol Course

Call me and let’s discuss your needs. This is an advanced course, and will only be taught to advanced students.  (Recommend, but not required, that you have completed Personal Protection in the Home Course prior to this course.)  Students will receive the NRA Defensive Pistol Handbook, and a course completion certificate.

  • Course price:  $125
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50
  • Class size limited to 2 students

Bring to Class:  Pistol you intend to use – minimum 9mm or .38 special; 200 rounds of ammunition; pocket pistol if available; 2 spare magazines; strong side hip holster with retention (must cover trigger / trigger guard); quality belt designed to carry pistol and loaded magazines;  concealed carry clothing; hearing and eye protection.

To become a NRA Certified Instructor for this class, you need to take the PPITH / PPOTH Series Instructor Class.

Currently, there is no other path to becoming a Defensive Pistol Instructor.  PPITH / PPOTH Instructors only are authorized to teach this course.

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course (RSO)

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

More Details: This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and/or at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. 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.

  • Course price:  $100
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50
  • Prerequisite Course for CRSO Course

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)

Short Description: This 14-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures.

More Details: Prerequisite: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (if needed) and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.

  • Course price:  $150

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course

Short Description: Teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges.

More Details: This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

  • Course price:  $150
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA Instructor Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course

Short Description: This 14-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course.

More Details: Prerequisites: Candidates must complete the NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course student examination with a score of 90% or better and perform pre-course assessments that demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and safe handling procedures for reloading metallic cartridges.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading course student packet.

  • Course price:  $250

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Course

Short Description: Teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload shotgun shells.

More Details: This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; shotgun shell components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the shotgun shell reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

  • Course price:  $150
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA Instructor Shotgun Shell Reloading Course

Short Description: This 14-hour course that teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading course.

More Details: Prerequisite: Candidates must complete the NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading course student examination with a score of 90% or better and perform pre-course assessments that demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and safe handling procedures for reloading shotgun shells.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training (if needed), and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading course student packet.

  • Course price:  $250

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Course

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a muzzleloading rifle.

More Details: The course is 12 hours in length and includes classroom instruction and time on a range shooting a muzzleloading rifle. Students learn the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; parts; loading; shooting; cleaning; shooting from a standing position and shooting from a crossed stick position; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Muzzleloading Rifle Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Muzzleloading Student Examination, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, course completion certificate.

  • Course price: $150
  • Bring to class the muzzleloading firearm(s) you wish to be trained on and all accessories
  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat: $50

NRA-NMLRA Instructor Muzzleloading Shooting Course

Short Description: This 18 hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course.

More Details: Prerequisite: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills. Candidates must complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background by passing a pre-course qualification.

Description: Course is presented in two parts: basic Instructor training (if needed) and discipline specific instructor training. Instructor candidates’ demonstrate organizational and teaching skills by participating in multiple practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA-NMLRA Muzzleloading Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Shooting course student packet.

  • Course price:  $250

  • Bring to class the muzzleloading firearm(s) you wish to be trained on and all accessories

  • Add $25 for BIT class if yours has expired.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT and is included in the time estimate above.

  • Non-refundable deposit to hold seat:  $50

NRA Certified Instructor Course Information

A current BIT certification is required within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. If your BIT certification is older than 24 months you will need to retake the course. 

Contact me with your needs.

  • Course prices:  As listed.  Varies by course

  • Add $25 for BIT class if you need it.  BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT.

  • Non-refundable deposit is required to hold a seat

NRA BIT Class (B.I.T.) Information

A current BIT certification is required within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. If your BIT certification is older than 24 months you will need to retake the course.

  • Course price:  $75   I have reduced the price of the BIT class to a $25 addition to the price of the course you have signed up for, to cover the cost of your book, materials and expenses only. 

  • BIT is a prerequisite within 24 months of any NRA Instructor Class. No exceptions.  Time requirement is 6 hours to complete BIT.

Gift Certificates are available for your convenience:

CONTACT ME:  You can request a special class date, time or location here, and I’ll contact you within 24 hours.  Contact me at 1-270-893-5808 for questions or group rates.

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