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NRA & Instructor Courses

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We are open as usual every day except Thanksgiving day, come and see us at Caswells, 2021 training calendars now available.

Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

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Have you always wanted to be a firearms instructor?

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 and improve their skills. Make this year the year you became an NRA certified instructor. The courses below 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.

Basic Pistol

NRA Basic Pistol Course

$100

8 hours

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best way for you to learn the fundamentals 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 fundamentals of pistol shooting from a qualified NRA certified Instructor.

Focus Areas:

  • 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.

BIT & Basic Pistol

BIT & Basic Pistol Instructor Course

$200

16 hours

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, lectures, and personal practice on the student’s part. This certification is required for more advanced NRA Pistol Certifications.

Class Prerequisites:

  • Must have already taken the NRA Basic Pistol Course
  • Demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms
  • Perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 6” group at 30ft
  • NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors & we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements
  • Students that fail the 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

Focus Areas:

  • 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

Equipment Required:

  • The class requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders

Personal Protection - Instructor

Personal Protection In The Home Instructor Course

$150

8 hours

This course requires the student to already have taken the Basic Instructor Training on the previous course date. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises. Students will receive NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course student packet. Students should expect to shoot approximately 150 rounds of ammunition or more. Students will leave with the confidence of being able to properly teach the PPIH course to the NRA Standard.

Class Prerequisites:

  • Must already hold NRA Certified Pistol Instructor ratings & recommend having completed the student portion of PPIH
  • Demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Required to demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms
  • Perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you meet the NRA standards
  • NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors & we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements
  • 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

Focus Areas:

  • 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

Equipment Required:

  • The class requires eye and ear protection and at least 150 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • A semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with 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)

Personal Protection - Student

NRA Personal Protection In The Home Student Course

$150

9 hours

This is an intense and extensive 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, and how to choose a handgun. 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.

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

Focus Areas:

  • 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 a defensive encounter

Equipment 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 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier, or a revolver with 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)

Basic Pistol/BIT

NRA Basic Pistol/BIT & Basic Pistol Instructor Course

$299

24 hours

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.

Class Prerequisites:

  • Demonstrate proper knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Demonstrate you have the proper skills to safely load and unload various types of firearms
  • Perform the shooting portion of the test to verify that you can shoot a 6” group at 30ft
  • NRA demands the highest quality of professional firearms instructors and we have been entrusted with verifying that you can pass the basic requirements
  • 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.

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

Equipment Required:

  • The class requires eye and ear protection and at least 200 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you will use
  • Semi-automatic pistol with 3 magazines and spare magazine carrier or a revolver with 3-speed loaders and carrier for speed loaders
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