Introduction to Pistol Shooting – 4 hours

Fee: $50

This 4-hour entry-level course is an introduction to handgun safety and shooting skills. It is designed for individuals that would like to experience what it is like to shoot various types of handguns. 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 handgun. There is a 1½-hour range exercise shooting .22 caliber pistols from the bench rest position; handguns and ammunition are provided.

Basic Pistol Shooting 101 – 8 hours

Fee: $80

This 8-hour course is the entry-level, basic handgun course for individuals who are planning on purchasing a handgun or have recently acquired a handgun and desire to get started in the right way with sound, fundamental shooting skills. The course covers all of the topics in the 4-hour Introduction course in more detail plus instruction in shooting from the bench rest and two-handed standing positions. Students will have approximately 3 hours of range time with instructors. Ownership of a handgun is not required; handguns and ammunition are provided.

Basic Pistol Shooting 102 – 4 hours  (New Course)

Fee: $50

Basic Pistol 102 is a continuation of the Basic Pistol 101 course. It includes a refresher on the fundamental shooting skills and instruction on marksmanship shooting. The focus of the course is to assist the students with their training so they are able to keep 5 shots on a 5-inch target at 5 yards (the 5-5-5 exercise). Ownership of an individual handgun is preferred since this level course is about developing personal skills with a particular firearm. A .22 caliber handgun is recommended; however, any caliber and type of handgun is acceptable.

Basic Pistol Shooting 201 – 4 hours (New Course)

Fee: $50

Basic Pistol 201 is an intermediate-level training course in handgun marksmanship. Approximately 3 hours of range time is included in the course. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their skills at ranges of 5 and 7 yards using both one-hand and two-hand shooting positions. Students should have their own handguns, preferably with a 3” or longer barrel. Any type and caliber handgun is approved. As time permits, some tactical skill-type shooting will be included in the range exercises.

Personal Protection in the Home – 8 hours

Fee: $75

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, 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.

N.C. Concealed Carry Certification – 8 hours

Fee: $80

This is the required N.C. 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 the State of North Carolina 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 N.C. 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.

Concealed Carry Skill I — 4 hours (New Course)

Fee: $50

The Concealed Carry Skills I course is designed for individuals who have recently completed a concealed carry qualification course and would like additional instruction on carrying a handgun in public. The CCS I course focuses on concealed carry safety and the defensive mindset necessary for carrying in public, including responding to an attack and the aftermath of a defensive shooting situation. Range exercises involve learning how to safely draw a handgun from concealment and fire from 5 and 7 yards. Ownership of a handgun and holster is required. Approximately 150 rounds will be needed for the range exercises.

Concealed Carry Skill II — 4 hours

Fee: $50

The Concealed Carry Skills II course picks up where the CCS I course ended. After a brief review of concealed carry handgun safety, exercises will involve shooting from various types of concealing garments, clearing the garment in order to draw, and shooting from both standing and kneeling positions. Real world scenarios will be introduced, including shooting around barricades, hip shooting, reloading the firearm while shooting and an introduction to low-light shooting. Students will need a handgun, holster and approximately 200 rounds of ammunition.

Defensive Pistol I – 8 hours

Fee: $80

This course is designed for intermediate pistol shooters seeking to improve their skill level. The classroom portion will cover aspects of various types of defensive shooting engagements and the afternoon will be spent on the range, building shooting skills. The goal of the course is for students to become more proficient in various personal protection and concealed carry-type scenarios. Students should have completed basic pistol training courses like those described above and have a CCH Pistol Permit or equivalent training. Students will need to bring their handgun, three magazines or speed loaders, a strong side holster and 250 rounds of ammunition.

Defensive Pistol II – 8 hours

Fee: $80

This course is for intermediate to experienced shooters looking to take their skills to an advanced level. The course is focused on the real-world defensive application of the pistol. Students will be able to shoot in multiple defensive 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, holding of the NRA Distinguished Expert in Pistol, or active participant in IDPA, USPSA, NRA Action Pistol or similar shooting competitions. Students are required to bring a pistol with at least three magazines or speed loaders, at least one belt-mounted magazine holder, a strong side holster, and 300 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.


Introduction to Rifle Shooting – 4 hours

Fee: $50

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. This is an excellent course for both young people and adults interested in learning how to shoot a rifle.


Basic Defensive Shotgun I - 4 hours

Fee: $50

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

Fee: $50

A 4-hour follow-up course to Basic Defensive Shotgun I above. The course is for individuals who have experience in 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.

Other Available Firearm Training Courses

The following courses are available on demand for 8 or more students that would like specific instruction on the course topics.

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NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge Reloading – 8 hours

Fee: $80

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

Fee: $40

This non-shooting course 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 8 or more at any location. Please contact us to arrange for a seminar.