Private instruction is available.

Private instruction is tailored to your needs and may be held at any appropriate venue. Some training ideas include:

  • Shooting fundamentals, range practice and familiarization.
    • Shopping for your first gun? Let’s review your needs and we can help you decide what to look for and what to avoid.
  • Washington Concealed Pistol License (CPL) considerations.
    • The basics of concealed carry.
    • Holster selection with trial and practice.
    • Learn to draw your gun from concealment.
  • In-depth concealed carry dynamics and defensive carry drills.
    • Examination of all major holster types with pros/cons.
    • Detailed examination of the draw process.
    • Practice drills and examination of different concealment platforms.
  • Dry-fire training solutions.
    • Guns with laser or airsoft BB’s provide realistic practice away from the range at almost any location. Perfect solution for draw and fire exercises.
    • Used as part of the CPL training listed above.
  • Any course listed below at your location.

 

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Pistol 101:

Pistol 101 Goal: To provide beginning handgun shooters with the basic principles, skills, and mindset they will need to safely own and use a handgun.

• Three hours of classroom instruction and two hours of coached live fire range.
• Multimedia classroom session includes hands-on practical exercises.

Pistol 101 students will learn:

• Rules for safe gun handling.
• Understanding of both semi-auto and revolver action types.
• How to load, unload, and make safe, common revolvers and semi-auto action types with hands-on practical exercises.
• The fundamentals of pistol shooting with coached firing on the range.
• Ammunition components and their function.
• How to work through common malfunctions.
• Cleaning and storage of your firearms, and more.

Pistol 101 is perfect for beginners even if you have never shot before. It is also good for self-taught intermediate shooters who will benefit from professional instruction. Also for couples of mixed skill levels that are sharing a handgun for home defense.

Club membership is not required.

 

NEW! From Make Ready!

Defensive Shotgun Orientation:

Orientation Goal: To provide beginning shooters with the basic principles, skills, and mindset they will need to safely own a shotgun for home defense.

  • Rules for safe shotgun handling.
  • Brief history of the modern shotgun and a review of common defensive shotgun myths.

Shotgun Ammunition Components:

  • Choosing the proper ammunition.
  • Defensive ammunition considerations: 00 Buck, Slug, Birdshot.

Shotgun Setup Recommendations:

  • Pump Action vs. Semi-auto.
  • Basic Disassembly, cleaning and storage considerations.

Ready positions, movement with the shotgun, and shooting:

  • Ready position and movement.
  • Reloading principles.
  • Hands on practical exercise.
  • Range shooting familiarization with slug ammunition.

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NRA Certified Courses:

NRA Home Firearm Safety Course (4 hours)

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This is a classroom only non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. 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.

Note: This course is classroom only so it can be taught almost anywhere and does not require shooting range access.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation (3-4 hours)

This course was designed as a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. FIRST stands for Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training. FIRST Steps Pistol provides hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type and is ideal for classes of four or fewer students. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course (8 hours)

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and operating a pistol safely. Through classroom and range time the student learns to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the benchrest position, and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation (3-4 hours)

This course was designed as a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. FIRST stands for Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training. FIRST Steps Rifle provides hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type and is ideal for classes of four or fewer students. This course 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.

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course (14 hours)

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. Through classroom and range time the student learns to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the benchrest, 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 course completion certificate.

NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation (3-4 hours)

This course was designed as a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. FIRST stands for Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training. FIRST Steps Shotgun provides a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course 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.

NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course (10 hours)

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This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.Through classroom and range time the student learns 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 course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course (8 hours)

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This course 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. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition and 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.

The Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and is designed for experienced shooters. Students must be able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm, in order to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: completion of NRA FIRST Steps or NRA Basic Pistol Course, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military pistol qualification. Additionally, a pre-course assessment can be offered.

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course (9 hours: basic / 14 hours: basic + advanced)

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This course is ideal for Concealed Pistol License (CPL) holders who carry a handgun for self defense. It provides a comprehensive and intensive approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity of a threat encounter.

The course 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. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster-purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine-hour course 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. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The 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 the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate.

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home 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 must demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by completion of the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course. Additionally, a pre-course assessment can be offered.

NRA Course Catalog (http://nrainstructors.org/CourseCatalog.aspx)

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