NRA CERTIFIED COURSES

 

 

NRA BASIC PISTOL

 

NRA FIRST STEPS PISTOL

 

NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY COURSE

 

NRA REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM® SEMINAR

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME

 

 

 

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NRA FIRST STEPS PISTOL

 

Description

 

FIRST Steps Pistol is the NRA’s response to the public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new firearm purchasers. It provides a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation for one specific type of pistol (revolver or semi-automatic) for classes of five or fewer participants.

 

Length/Location

 

This course is 4 hours long and includes classroom and range time.

 

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

 

Participants will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; shooting from the bench rest position, cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

 

Prerequisites

 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Course Completion

 

Participants will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

 

Cost

 

$65 (includes range fees)

 

Equipment Needed

 

·        Pistol (Revolver or Semi-Automatic) and Owner’s Manual

 

·        50 rounds of ammunition

 

·        Pen and notebook

 

·        Hat or other head covering

 

·        Long pants and shoes -- no sandals.

 

·        Eye and ear protection (Your prescription poly-carbonate glasses are acceptable eye protection)

 

·        Sunscreen or raingear (as applicable)

 

·        Bottled water

 

·        Snack

 

Special Notes

 

·      Participants may take the CA DOJ Handgun Safety Test upon completion of course for an additional $20.00. A certificate will be issued upon successfully passing the test.

 

·      Participants may use their own pistol and ammunition, or use a pistol and ammunition supplied by FirstLine Defense for an additional $20 fee. ONLY factory ammunition or factory reloads may be used. The instructor may forbid any firearm he/she deems unsafe.

 

·      All participants must sign a liability waiver and indemnification contract.

 

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NRA BASIC PISTOL

 

Description

 

Basic Pistol teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

 

Length/Location

 

This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time.

 

Course Goal

 

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

Lessons

 

Participants will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position; shooting from one and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

 

Prerequisites

 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Course Completion

 

Participants will take a “Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination” at the end of the course. Participants will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and a course completion certificate.

 

Cost

 

$115 (includes range fees)

 

Equipment Needed

 

·        Pistol (Revolver or Semi-Automatic) and Owner’s Manual

 

·        50 rounds of ammunition

 

·        Pen and notebook

 

·        Hat or other head covering

 

·        Long pants and shoes -- no sandals.

 

·        Eye and ear protection (Your prescription poly-carbonate glasses are acceptable eye protection)

 

·        Sunscreen or raingear (as applicable)

 

·        Bottled water

 

·        Lunch/Snack

 

Special Notes

 

·      Participants may take the CA DOJ Handgun Safety Test upon completion of course for an additional $20.00. A certificate will be issued upon successfully passing the test.

 

·      Participants may use their own pistol and ammunition, or use a pistol and ammunition supplied by FirstLine Defense for an additional $20 fee. The instructor may forbid any firearm he/she deems unsafe.

 

·      All participants must sign a liability waiver and indemnification contract.

  

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NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY COURSE

 

Description

 

Non-shooting course that teaches participants the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

 

Length/Location

 

This course is 4 hours long and is conducted in the classroom only.

 

Course Goal

 

To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home.

Lessons

 

Participants will learn the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; basic firearm parts and operations; how to unload revolvers and semi-automatics; practical exercise in safe gun handling, ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports.

 

Prerequisites

 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Course Completion

 

Participants will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, course completion certificate.

 

Cost

 

$35 (Discount given if more than one family member attends the class)

 

Equipment Needed

 

·        Pen and notebook

 

·        Snack

 

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NRA REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM® SEMINAR

 

Description

 

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for personal safety. Topics include home security, personal security, automobile security, workplace security and technological security.

 

Length/Location

 

The seminar can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. A typical seminar is 4 hours long. However, a seminar may be shortened to as little as 90 minutes to address a specific topic, or expanded to as much as 8 hours to cover a comprehensive agenda. Regardless of length, the seminar is conducted in the classroom only.

 

Course Goal

 

The goal of Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars is to provide unbiased, quality crime prevention and personal safety training to all interested participants and foster the development of responsibility, confidence and self-reliance regarding crime prevention and personal safety issues

 

Lessons

 

The seminar includes instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices.

 

Typical Modules

 

·        Handgun ownership and the law (taught by a Lawyer)

·        Psychology of Mental Preparedness – with film

·        Home Security - with film

·        Physical Security*

·        Automobile Security*

·        Out-of-Town Travel Security*

·        Technological Security*

·        Self-Defense Physical Training

·        Personal Protection Devices

 

Optional Special Modules*

 

·        In the Workplace

·        Parents & Children

·        Senior Citizens and Persons with Physical Disabilities

·        Domestic Violence and Stalking

 

*Customized based on the needs of a particular class.

 

Prerequisites

 

There are no prerequisites for taking this course.

 

Course Completion

 

Participants will 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.

 

Cost

 

$20

 

Equipment Needed

 

·        Pen and notebook

 

·        Snack

 

Special Notes

 

Please visit the Refuse To Be A Victim website at http://www.nrahq.org/rtbav for additional information

 

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PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME

 

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.

 

Length/Location

 

This course is 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time.

 

Course Goal

 

To develop in the participants 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 citizen's right to self-defense.

Lessons

 

Participants 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.

 

Prerequisites

 

Participants must be law abiding adults (at least 21 years old), 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) 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.

 

Course Completion

 

Participants 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.

 

Cost

 

$115 (includes range fees)

 

Equipment Needed

 

·        Pistol (Revolver or Semi-Automatic) and Owner’s Manual

 

·        100 rounds of ammunition

 

·        Pen and notebook

 

·        Hat or other head covering

 

·        Long pants and shoes -- no sandals.

 

·        Eye and ear protection (Your prescription poly-carbonate glasses are acceptable eye protection)

 

·        Sunscreen or raingear (as applicable)

 

·        Bottled water

 

·        Lunch/Snack

 

Special Notes

 

·        Participants may take the CA DOJ Handgun Safety Test upon completion of course for an additional $20.00. A certificate will be issued upon successfully passing the test.

 

·        Participants may use their own pistol and ammunition, or use a pistol and ammunition supplied by FirstLine Defense for an additional $20 fee. The instructor may forbid any firearm he/she deems unsafe.

 

·        This course is intended for mature adults who have the mindset and attitude necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Horseplay and distractions are inappropriate during self-defense training in the classroom, and absolutely will not be tolerated during live fire sessions at the range.

 

·        All participants must sign a liability waiver and indemnification contract.

 

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