Posted:
04/09/15

3 Gun Courses To Consider Taking

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Thinking about taking a gun course but not sure which route to go? The GunVault team compiled a list of 3 gun courses to consider taking. Read below for more.

1. NRA Defensive Pistol

This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and confidently.

The NRA Defensive Pistol course focuses on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course is for the student to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and confidently. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following:

–How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling¬†when carrying a concealed firearm

–Basic principles of concealment

–Differences between cover and concealment

–Drawing from the holster

–Levels of mental awareness

–Developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection

–Clearing common stoppages

–Use of pocket pistols

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate.

2. NRA Basic Shotgun Shell Reloading Course

This course teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload shotgun shells.

The course is six hours and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught the following:

–Reloading safety

–Shotgun shell components

–How to use the reloading manual and reloading data, equipment, and the shotgun shell reloading process

Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, and a Course Evaluation form.

3. NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

This course is about teaching students the knowledge, skills, and attitude for avoiding dangerous confrontations as well as the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

The course is a prerequisite, for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection in The Home Course. Prospective participants may 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.

Participants must understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, as well as know and observe not only the general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations.

The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine hours, offering 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 will spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to 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 at a minimum and may 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 certificate(s).

For more NRA Instructors and Courses, visit: http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx