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 Basic Pistol Course

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting. The course is the first step for you to obtain the proper certification for your concealed carry permit in some states. Be sure to contact your county, city or state to find out whether this course fulfills the requirement.

This training course is the best way to learn the basic fundamentals of pistol shooting from a qualified NRA certified Instructor.

This one-day course will cover the following topics:

• Essential gun safety rules

• Different types of pistols and which one is best for you

• The basics of ammunition

• The fundamentals of pistol shooting

• Different shooting positions

• The most common shooting errors

• Proper gun cleaning and maintenance

• How to maintain your skills

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Tuition: $100.00

Caswells Course Curriculum:
BIT & Basic Pistol Instructor Course

Have you ever wanted to be firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 2-day course includes Day 1 Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and Day 2 Basic Pistol Instructor course. These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. This certification is required for more advanced NRA Pistol Certifications.

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

Focus areas within this course include:

• BIT, 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 the NRA Basic Pistol course, 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:

Must have already taken the NRA Basic Pistol Course. Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. 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 6” group at 30ft. 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

Course tuition is $200.00

Caswells Course Curriculum: PPIH Instructor
Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Course

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

This is an intense and extensive 8-hour course with an additional 1 hour of range time, for a total of 9 hours. 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. P100 & P200 recommended.

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

Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA Basic Pistol/BIT & Basic Pistol Instructor Course

Have you ever wanted to be firearms instructor? Well now is your chance! This intense 3-day course includes day 1 NRA Basic Pistol course (required), Day 2 Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and Day 3 Basic Pistol Instructor course. These courses are a mixture of testing, live-fire drills, dry-fire exercises, lecture and personal practice on the student’s part. This certification is required for more advanced NRA Pistol Certifications.

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

Focus areas within this course include:

•  Basic Pistol course (now required prerequisite)

•  BIT, 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 the NRA Basic Pistol course, 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:

Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. 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 6” group at 30ft. 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.

Course tuition is $299.00

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

Caswells Course Curriculum: NRA HFS
NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course

Do you have a passion to teach people firearms safety? Well now is your chance! This is an intense 1-day course. The pre-requisite for this course is Basic Instructor Training (BIT). This is usually fulfilled by having another NRA Instructor certification. This non-shooting course covers all firearms types: Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Muzzle loaders, as well as Air guns. This is a hands-on course. As an instructor candidate you will be role playing to teach all of the firearms types, and safe handling.

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

Focus areas within this course include:

•  Rules for Safe Gun Handling (causes of gun accidents, rules for using and storing guns, responsibility for teaching children gun safety)

•  Identifying, Loading and Unloading Different Firearms and Air guns (Pistols, 3 action types, Rifles, 6 action types, Shotguns, 5 action types, muzzle loaders, and air guns.)

•  Practical Exercises in Safe Gun Handling

•  Types of Ammunition, Cleaning and Storage of Firearms

•  This course is designed to teach you how to teach the NRA Home Firearm Safety (HFS) course, not how to safely handle, load and unload firearm action types. 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:

Basic Instructor Training (BIT), or a current NRA Instructor Certification. Must be able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. You will be required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload all of the various types of firearms. 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.

Equipment and supplies required:

Pen, paper, highlighter and a learning attitude. Dress professionally as you will be presenting to your classmates.

Course tuition is $120.00

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

Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA Basic Rifle Course

This NRA Basic Rifle course deals with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for owning and using a rifle safely. Through this course you will learn about rifle parts, their function and operation. Ammunition, gun safety and shooting fundamentals will also be covered. This course utilizes the concept of discovery learning, i.e. hands-on learning. This 8-hour course is 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 Instructor Certification

Focus areas within this course include:

• Rifle knowledge and safe gun handling

• Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of rifle shooting

• Firing the first shots

• Standing rifle shooting positions

• Sitting rifle shooting positions

• Prone and kneeling rifle shooting positions

• Sitting rifle shooting positions and review of positions

• Rifle sports and activities

Class Prerequisites:

None

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 $120.00

Caswells Course Curriculum:
NRA BIT & Rifle Instructor Course

The NRA Basic Rifle Instructor Course is designed to teach you the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to teach the NRA Basic Rifle Student Course. This intense 2-day course covers the Rifle NRA discipline including Basic Instructor Training (BIT) (6 hours) and Rifle (8 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:

Must show proof of completing the Basic Rifle class as a student. Able to demonstrate proper knowledge, skills and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor. 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 within NRA Standards outlined. 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 $240.00

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