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Course Descriptions:

NRA FIRST Steps-Pistol: This is a 3 hour class (including range time) to introduce a new shooter to the safe use and handling of handguns. Starting times are arranged for your convenience. You will get an opportunity to try a variety of handguns, from revolvers to semi-automatics. Safety is the number one priority, and you will have a great time! Please do not bring your own handgun unless you clear this with the instructor first. There is no charge for use of the guns, ammunition or safety devices (eye and ear protection). For additional information or questions, or to reserve your spot, send me an e-mail.

NRA Basic Pistol: This is a 10 hour course (including range time). All NRA Basic Pistol classes start no later than 10am. Please bring your own handgun, hearing and vision protection and 100 rounds of factory ammunition. Please also bring your typical field stripping/cleaning kit. If you do not have a handgun, one can be provided.  In this class we focus on the safe use and handling and shooting of your handgun. A range session will be held and you will have ample opportunity to work on your skill building techniques. For additional information or questions, or to reserve your spot, send me an e-mail.

NRA Personal Protection In the Home: This is a very active class in personal protection. It involves substantial range time, shooting from cover and concealment. Please bring your own handgun, protective gear and 100+ rounds of factory ammunition for your handgun; this class MUST be taken in groups of two or more participants; I will not be offering this class on an individual basis.

NRA Refuse to Be a Victim: Experts agree that the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the decision to refuse to be a victim. That means that you must have an overall personal safety strategy in place before you need it. Through a three to four hour seminar called Refuse To Be A Victim®, you can learn the personal safety tips and techniques you need to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. Hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement officials across the country have implemented Refuse To Be A Victim® into their crime prevention and community policing initiatives.

NRA Range Safety Officer: This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSOs ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSOs often have responsibilities to take action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters.  Many ranges seek out volunteer Range Safety Officers and the NRA developed this course to help ranges train those RSOs.

NRA Instructor Class...Become an NRA Instructor: As an appointed NRA Training Counselor, I can offer the required classes to become certified as an NRA Instructor. For more information, click on the menu link called "Become an NRA Inst"

Advanced Training...or...I have my Permit....Now What? Our Defensive Class is either a half-day or all-day class on defensive shooting technique and practice.  A typical class will shoot 200+ rounds of ammunition per half-day session. We look at draw technique; reloads/magazine changes; shooting from cover/concealment; shooting on the move; basic self-defense/disarming techniques; point shooting as a self-defense technique; various courses of fire; off hand shooting; night shooting; use of flashlights etc. These classes are typically outdoors and are have very limited enrollment. Participants need to provide a handgun suitable for self defense; holster; and three spare magazines or speed loaders.send me an e-mail.if you have a group that would be interested in this class.