Mar 18, 2018 0800 NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting $120
Mar 24-25, 2018 0800 NRA Pistol Instructor Course $235
April 22, 2018 0800 NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting $120
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To carry a gun takes commitment, a lot of commitment. Continuous firearm safety and operation training is essential for self defense, to be effective with the firearm individuals must practice shooting. It is imperative that firearm owners and users be knowledgeable about firearms, especially, the laws and legal issues surrounding the usage of such firearms. To be knowledgeable with any firearm with the legal usage and containment it is the responsibility of each individual to stay abreast of all concerning laws. The corporation has supplied several links on the AOP Customer's Corner page. Awareness, mindset, and attitude are what will keep you safe before any defensive tool.
NRA Instructor Training
This course is taught by a NRA Training Counselor, the NRA Instructor Training Course consists of two parts. Part I is the Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (6 hours), Part II is the NRA discipline-specific instructor training (5-14 hours). Prior to conducting an NRA Instructor Training Course, the Training Counselor must have instructor candidates complete the pre-course questionnaire and the pre-course firearm qualification (shooting and handling exercises) must be conducted prior to or during the course. Only those candidates who achieve satisfactory scores in the pre-course qualification and who meet other specified requirements for NRA Instructors are eligible for certification. As a prerequisite the candidates must attend a 8 hour NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course led by an NRA Pistol Instructor before attending an NRA Pistol Instructor Course. During the Instructor Course a score of 90% or higher on the BIT test, and the specified discipline instructor test is required to become a Certified Instructor (age 21 and older). Check on the requirements for the Assistant Instructor(age 18 and older) and Apprentice Instructor( age 13-17) ratings from a certified Training Counselor.
NOTE: See "Our Services" for the Instructor disciplines and course total hours.
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course-Blended
Phase I training is a online course; https://onlinetraining.nra.org/, that students must take before the Phase II practical exercises. The Phase I online training will discuss the following:
1. Introduction to pistol safety, parts, and operation.
2. Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
3. Introduction to pistol shooting from the benchrest and standing position.
4. Introduction to pistol cleaning, storage, and training opportunities.
Phase II will be practical exercises with a NRA Pistol Instructor, this part is objective-based. This training time frame is about 5 hours but this time may vary with the size of the class and the participants experience. Basic Pistol Phase II 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. The Level 1: Red qualification shooting will be at 10 feet or just beyond 3 yards shooting at the NRA Basic Pistol Achievement Target. The practical exercises will consist of firearm and range safety, fundamentals, loading and unloading, pistol maintenance, shooting positions, and shooting qualification.
NOTE: There's no Blended training for the Rifle and Shotgun Shooting Courses at this time. The Rifle and Shotgun Shooting Courses will have a FIRST Step Orientation Course and a Basic Shooting Course training.
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course- Instructor Led Only
This training is a 8 hour pistol training conducted by an NRA Pistol Instructor. It covers everything that the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course-Blended training covers.
AOP Basic Pistol I
1. Introduction to revolver or semi-automatic pistol safety, parts, and operation.
2. Introduction to ammunition and cartridge malfunctions.
3. Shooting positions and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
4. Cleaning a pistol and pistol storage.
5. Live firing exercises at the range.
AOP Basic Pistol II
1. Discuss safety and safety rules.
2. Types of pistols (revolver and semi-automatics), knowledge, operation,
3. Types of semi-automatic pistol mechanisms.
4. Cycle of fire sequence.
5. Ammunition knowledge.
6. Shooting positions and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
7. Selecting and maintaining a pistol.
8. Live firing exercises at the range.
Personal Protection In The Home
NRA's Basic Personal Protection in the Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law. It is much more than just a routine shooting course. It's important that participants have sufficient maturity and life experiences to be able to assess various situations and make mature decisions. Participants must be 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: 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 in Appendix 2 in the PPITH lesson plans. The course includes the Introduction to Defensive Shooting, Basic Defensive Pistol Skills, Firearms and the Law (Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force), Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation, Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense, Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities. This is a shooting course; pistol, two magazines/speed loaders (revolver), and 98 cartridges per student.
Personal Protection Outside The Home
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is an intermediate level shooting course which expose students to many new shooting techniques, this course has two portions; basic and advance. It's the decision of the student if he or she would like to receive the additional five (5) hours for the advance training. This course is not a basic shooting course, and requires advanced shooting skills. The training introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude involved in safely, responsibly and effectively employing a concealed pistol for self-defense. This is an intensive course, as the student must learn and practice many diverse shooting skills in order to respond quickly and appropriately to the broad range of threats he or she may encounter outside the home. Similarly, the student must also learn and understand the unique safety and legal issues that apply when a concealed pistol is carried in public. The course covers the legal ramifications of concealed carry, including who can legally carry a pistol, when concealed carry is and is not permitted, the legal and ethical ramifications when responding to a life-threatening encounter using a concealed pistol, and the legal, moral, emotional, and social aftermath of the use of deadly force outside the home. This is a shooting course; pistol, holster, 96 cartridges for the basic portion. If the student would like to receive the advance portion also an additional 104 cartridges is required.
NOTE: No refunds on class payments but we'll make sure that another class will be available. Our commitment first is your safety and training needs are met by us.