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Certified NRA Instructors &
 Range Safety Officers



 

Refund Policy: You will be refunded one week prior to class if we do not get the minimum seats or if we cancel for some other reason at our end (though very unlikely). No Other Refunds. Thank you!


NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation.  
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Note: 14 years of age and older (minors accompanied by guardian).

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.

This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases, the course will take proportionally longer.

Course Goal

“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”

Lessons

  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 Position
  4. Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

Prerequisites: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion: Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”.

Ammunition is not included. Firearm rentals are available for an additional fee.
Minimum or 3 seats / Maximum of 6 seats.  3-4hr. course. 

NRA First Steps

                                                            


NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
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Note: 14 years of age and older (minors accompanied by guardian).

A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn.

The Basic Pistol course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”
 

Lessons

  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
  5. Pistol Sports and Activities

Prerequisites: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion: Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

Ammunition is not included. Firearm rentals are available for an additional fee.
Minimum or 3 seats / Maximum of 8 seats. 8-10hr. course. 

NRA Basic Pistol

NRA Introduction to Rifle Shooting
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Note: 12 years of age and older (minors accompanied by guardian).

A rifle is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a rifled bore (thus the name “rifle”) and is designed to shoot a specific size of ammunition. Rifles are often used in game hunting and in long range marksmanship competitions.

The Basic Rifle course can be as short as fourteen hours. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of rifle shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of rifle sports and activities.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”

Lessons

  1. Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
  5. Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
  6. Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
  7. Rifle Sports and Activities

Prerequisites: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Be aware that the proper fitting of a rifle to a shooter can be time-consuming.

Course Completion: Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercises and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

Ammunition is not included. Firearm rentals are available for an additional fee.
Minimum or 3 seats / Maximum of 6 seats.
10-14hr. course. 


NRA Introduction to Shotgun Shooting  
See Schedule of dates 

Note: 14 years of age and older (minors accompanied by guardian).

Description

A shotgun is a long gun designed to be fired with two hands. It has a smooth bore (the inside of the barrel) and is designed to shoot a variety of ammunition, ranging from a solid bullet, called a slug, to multiple projectiles, called shot. Shotguns are often used in bird hunting, and in the sports of trap or skeet. The Basic Shotgun course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of shotgun sports and activities.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.”
—NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons:

  1. Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting
  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  4. Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise
  5. Shotgun Games and Activities

Prerequisites: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. Be aware that the proper fitting of a shotgun to a shooter can be time-consuming.

Course Completion: For best results, the shotgun shooting skills exercise is repeated several times, with feedback from the instructor.

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

Ammunition is not included. Firearm rentals are available for an additional fee.
Minimum or 3 seats / Maximum of 6 seats.
8-10hr. course. 


NRA Basics of Personal Protection In the Home & Outside the Home.  
Next Class:
NOT SCHEDULED
Registration Deadline:
Note: 18 years of age and older.

8-hours (or more if necessary) 100 rounds of ammunition minimum (student will need to bring own amunition). Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, choosing a handgun for self-defense, opportunities for skill development.

Adults (at least 21 years old).
Course is held over two days Saturday and Sunday, 2-6pm each day. Attendance both days is required.
Minimum o5 5 seats / Maximum of 8 seats. 8-10hr. course. 

Current classes available: Lancaster, York, Central, PA
717-252-2824

Pricing subject to change...please call/email to confirm. Course Includes: Packets with handbooks, certificate, ID cards, brochures, patch, test, qualification program booklet.
            


                                  

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