NEW NRA COURSES

Have you always wanted to be a firearms instructor? Perhaps you would like to introduce new shooters to the world of the shooting sports, or perhaps you have a wealth of hard won experience you’d like to pass on to others? Well now’s your chance! By taking one NRA certified courses, you will be able to help others enjoy shooting and their firearms in safety, and with the ability to learn an improve their skills. Make this year the year you became an NRA certified instructor.

We have updated our NRA Courses and now you have many options. Check them out below and choose the right course for you. These courses are not offered every month, as we alternate them accordingly. Classes are available for pre-booking months in advance. If a prerequisite is required, you MUST complete the preceding class before registering for the desired one.

Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA BIT/ Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Course

This is an intense and extensive 24-hour course over three days teaching you the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course. This course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and PPIH instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Candidate Packet and NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course student packet. Students should expect to shoot approximately 300 rounds of ammunition or more. Students will leave with the confidence of being able to properly teach the PPIH course to the NRA Standard.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Counselor Certification.

Focus areas within this course include:

• Students will learn how to instruct 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

• This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind.

Class Prerequisites:

All students must already hold NRA Certified Pistol Instructor ratings and recommend having completed the student portion of PPIH Successfully. Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 2” group at 21ft. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use

A semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

A quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

Course tuition is $299.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA BIT / Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Course

This is an intense and extensive 24-hour course over three days teaching you the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course. This course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline-specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor Candidate Packet, and the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course student packet.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Counselor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Introduction to concealed carry mindset

• Introduction to self-defense and concealed carry

• Legal aspects of concealed carry and self-defense

• Carry modes and pistol concealment

• Presenting the pistol from concealment

• Presentation, position, and movement

• This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time in front of students.

Class Prerequisites:

All students must already hold NRA Certified Pistol and Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Certifications. Candidates MUST have attended an NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home course and passed the student exam with a score of 90% or better. Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 2” group at 21ft. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use

Semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

A quality strong-side holster that has two points of contact and does not collapse is required for this course (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

Course tuition is $360.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA BIT / Basic Pistol Instructor / Home Firearm Safety Instructor

Have you ever wanted to be firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 3-day course covers three NRA disciplines including Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (6 hours), Basic Pistol (10 hours), and Home Firearm Safety (6 hours).These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. These certifications are required for more advanced NRA Pistol Certifications.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Counselor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Program policies and procedures

• Course preparations (how to set up a class)

• How to properly market your class and get attention

• Effective evaluation of students

• This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time in front of students.

Class Prerequisites:

Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 2” group at 21ft. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced pistol knowledge and techniques.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use

Semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

A quality strong-side holster that has two points of contact and does not collapse is required for this course (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

Course tuition is $299.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA BIT / Rifle Instructor course

Have you ever wanted to be firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 3-day course covers the Rifle NRA discipline including Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (6 hours) and Rifle (14 hours).These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Counselor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Program policies and procedures

• Course preparations (how to set up a class)

• How to properly market your class and get attention

• Effective evaluation of students

• This course is designed to teach you how to teach, not how to shoot. Our instructor program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future courses to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time in front of students.

Class Prerequisites:

Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Then you will proceed to the range to perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot tight groups. The NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements before proceeding. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations. You will also be required to demonstrate advanced rifle knowledge and techniques.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the rifle you will use.

Semi-automatic rifle or a bolt action rifle.

Course tuition is $299.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum: NRA CRSO
NRA BIT/Chief Range Safety Officer Course

This 14-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to training and supervising NRA range safety officers and developing range standard operating procedures. This course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam. Students will receive NRA Basic Range Safety Officer lesson plans, basic student packet and basic course presentation CD.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Counselor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

Supervising roles and responsibilities of an RSO

• Creating Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

• Organizing range inspection

• Organizing range briefings

• Creating emergency procedures

• Supervising range rules

• Demonstrating clearing firearm stoppages and malfunctions

• 12 hours class time and 2 hours range time

This course is designed to teach you how to maintain a safe range environment, not how to shoot. Our CRSO program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future events to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time on the range.

Class Prerequisites:

Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Throughout the remainder of the class you will be required to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Chief RSO. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We also reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required:

• Class requires eye and ear protection

Course tuition is $240.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA Personal Protection In The Home Student Course

This is an intense and extensive 16-hour course taught over 2 days, with an additional 1 hour of range time. Students should expect to shoot approximately 300 rounds of ammunition. Students 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.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA PPIH Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Mindset, mental preparation, confronting the threat, and legal aftermath as per A.R.S. Title 13

• Defensive accuracy, fundamentals of shooting, flash sight picture

• Proper use of cover and concealment

• Point shooting

• Firearm and ammunition selection

• Making your home and yourself safer, emergency planning

• What to do when the police arrive

• Emotional and legal aftermath of defensive encounter

Class Prerequisites:

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an 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.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 300 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use

A semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

A quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

Course tuition is $150.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Student Course

This is an intense and extensive 16-hour course taught over 2 days, that 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. The course is divided into two levels. Level one is 9 hours 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. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students will attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimums, and will be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA PPOH Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Introduction to concealed carry mindset

• Introduction to self-defense and concealed carry

• Legal aspects of concealed carry and self-defense

• Carry modes and pistol concealment

• Presenting the pistol from concealment

• Presentation, position, and movement

Class Prerequisites:

This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, 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 can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Equipment and supplies required:

Class requires eye and ear protection and at least 500 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use

A semi-automatic pistol with three (3) magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with three (3) speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

A quality strong side holster that does not collapse (no shoulder holsters, purse holsters, or appendix carry)

Course tuition is $299.00

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Caswells Course Curriculum: NRA RSO
NRA Range Safety Officer Course

Have you ever wanted to be a Range Safety Officer? Well now is your chance! This intense 1-day course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is a mixture of testing, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. This Certification is required before you can become an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer. This course is nine hours long and is conducted in our classroom and in our shooting range. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Course Evaluation form.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Chief RSO Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Roles and responsibilities of an RSO

• Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

• Range inspection

• Range briefings

• Emergency procedures

• Range rules

• Firearm stoppages and malfunctions

• 8 hours class time and 1 hour range time

This course is designed to teach you how to maintain a safe range environment, not how to shoot. Our RSO program is designed with your success in mind. Once graduated from our class you may be invited to assist in future events to practice and hone your skills. The only way to get good at your craft is time on the range.

Class Prerequisites:

Although there are no NRA required prerequisites, we feel it is necessary to be able to perform basic loading and unloading procedures on a variety of firearm models. You will be tested on day one before you will be allowed to attend. Throughout the remainder of the class you will be required to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified RSO. Two weeks prior to course you will be contacted by the Director of Training to fill out an application to verify you have the experience needed to apply for the course. The first morning you will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms. Students that fail the basic requirements will have to reschedule and retest at the next available date. We also reserve the right to fail any student at any time for safety violations.

Equipment and supplies required:

• Class requires eye and ear protection

Course tuition is $120.00

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