N.C. Concealed Carry – 8 hours
Required NC course to receive a permit to carry a concealed handgun. A certificate is issued at the completion of the course that will be accepted by any sheriff in NC when applying for a Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) permit. The course includes classroom instruction reviewing handgun safety and operation, concealed carry techniques and the current NC laws on the use of deadly force. At the end of the course there is a shooting qualification exercise with targets placed at 3, 5 and 7 yards from the shooter and requires 50 rounds of ammunition to complete. Individuals new to shooting should consider taking a pistol instruction course before taking this course. Ownership of a handgun is recommended.
Introduction to Pistol Shooting – 4 hours
This 4-hour course, previously called NRA 1st Steps Pistol, provides an introduction and orientation to firearm safety and developing shooting skills. It is designed for beginning handgun shooters. Course topics include: pistol safety, parts and operation; an introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of pistol shooting and information on the care and cleaning of a pistol. There is a 1½ hour range exercise shooting a pistol from the bench rest position; handguns and ammunition are provided.
Basic Pistol Shooting 101 – 8 hours
This course, previously called NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, is a more in-depth basic handgun course than the Introduction to Pistol Shooting course described above. The course covers all of the topics in the 4-hour course in more detail plus instruction on shooting from the benchrest and two-handed standing positions. Students will have approximately 3 hours of range time with instructors. Ownership of a handgun is not required.
NRA Personal Protection in the Home – 8 hours
A course for individuals with basic experience in handgun shooting who want to focus on the use of a handgun for personal protection in their home or business. Lessons include defensive shooting, basic defensive handgun skills, firearms and the law, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, and selecting a handgun for self-defense. Students will need their own handguns. There will be approximately 3 hours of range shooting in home defense scenarios.
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home – 14 hours
This intermediate level handgun course provides students with 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. Students will need a strong-side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse.
The course is divided into two days (basic and advanced). Day one is a eight-hour course and provides the 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. Upon completion of Day One, students may choose to attend Day Two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. The course fee covers both days of training. On day one, students can expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Day two requires approximately 125 rounds of ammunition. Students will receive a textbook, safety brochure and the appropriate course completion certificate(s). Participants in this course must be at least 21 years of age and possess basic pistol shooting skills. Participants must know and observe not only general gun safety rules but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations.
Defensive Pistol I – 8 hours
A course designed for novice to intermediate pistol shooters seeking to improve their skill level. The classroom portion will cover aspects of defensive shooting engagements and the afternoon will be spent on the range building shooting skills. The goal of the course is for the students to become more proficient in various personal protection and concealed carry type scenarios. Students should have completed the Introduction to Pistol Shooting or the Basic Pistol 101 course, or the N.C. Concealed Carry Course, or equivalent training. Students will need to bring their handgun, 3 magazines or speed loaders, a strong side holster and 250 rounds of ammunition.
Defensive Pistol II — 8 hours
This course is for the experienced shooter that is looking to take their skills to an advanced level. The course is focused on real world defensive application of the pistol. Students will be be able to shoot in multiple real world scenarios. Prerequisite for the class is one of the following: a demonstrated proficiency in the operation of a pistol (we will not be teaching how to shoot), attendance of Defensive Pistol I or NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home, holding of the NRA Distinguished Expert in Pistol, or active participant in IDPA, USPSA, NRA Action Pistol or similar. Students are required to bring a pistol with at least 3 magazines or speed loaders, belt mounted mag holder, strong side holster, and 500 rounds of ammunition. A tactical flashlight and cover garment are optional. Most of the time will be spent on the range so appropriate attire should be worn.
NRA First Steps Rifle – 4 hours
A 4-hour course that provides an introduction to rifle safety, handling and shooting skills. Designed for beginning rifle shooters, course topics include: rifle safety, parts and operation; an introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of rifle shooting; an introduction to shooting a rifle from the bench rest position, and an introduction to rifle cleaning. Ownership of a rifle is not required. Excellent course for young people and adults interested in learning how to shoot a rifle.
Defensive Rifle I – 4 hours
The Defensive Rifle I Course introduces students to the most popular semi-automatic rifle sold – the AR15 rifle and its variants. In the course there are no assumptions about the students’ knowledge or skills with this style of rifle; however, students with no rifle shooting experience should consider taking the NRA 1st Steps Rifle course or equivalent before taking this course. The students will be introduced to the operation, use and proper care of the defensive rifle. It is desirable that students have their own AR15 style of rifle, but the instructors will have rifles available. Each student will need a minimum of 20 rounds of ammunition for the range exercises; ammunition can be purchased at the Training Center. The Defensive Rifle I course will help prepare the students to understand the various options available when purchasing an AR15.
Basic Defensive Shotgun I – 4 hours
A 4-hour introduction to defensive shotgun shooting. The course is designed for beginner shotgun shooters and individuals who have a shotgun for home defense. Course topics include safety procedures, loading and unloading a shotgun, equipment and ammunition selection, cleaning and storage. Students will spend approximately 1-1/2 hours on the range in basic shooting exercises. Students will need a 12- or 20-gauge shotgun for the class.
Basic Defensive Shotgun II – 4 hours
A 4-hour follow-up course to Basic Defensive Shotgun I above. The course is for individuals who have experience shooting a shotgun. It provides training for various defensive scenarios that may occur in home defense. Course topics include shooting positions, handling malfunctions, use of cover and concealment, and shooting while moving. Students will spend approximately 3 hours on the range participating in various shotgun drills. Students will need a 12- or 20-gauge shotgun for the class.
NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading – 8 hours
The reloading course provides students with the fundamentals on metallic (rifle and pistol) cartridge reloading, that is, making your own ammunition. The course is designed for shooters with little or no prior experience in reloading to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to produce safe, consistent and accurate reloaded ammunition. Students will receive a student handbook and reloading information from various manufacturers and will have the opportunity to practice reloading. Instructors will be available to answer questions from students when setting up their reloading equipment after they have taken the course.
NRA Home Firearm Safety Seminar – 3–4 hours
A non-shooting course that covers rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading different firearms, practical hands-on exercises in safe gun handling, and information on ammunition and the safe storage of firearms. This course is available for groups of 10 or more at any location. Please contact us to arrange for a seminar.
Refuse to Be a Victim – 3–4 hours
A seminar with topics on the psychology of criminal predators, mental preparedness, home security, physical security, automobile security, out-of-town travel security, technological security, self-defense physical training, and personal protection devices. This is not a firearms shooting course. This seminar is available for groups of 10 or more at any location. It is an excellent seminar for church or civic groups, business groups or homeowner organizations. Please contact us to arrange for a seminar for your group.