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NRA Education Course Overview

  1. NRA Basic Instructor Course: (This course is a required prerequisite to all other instructor courses.) The goal of this course is to develope NRA certified instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearms Training courses. This course covers how to introduce a speaker, the role of the instructor, and the NRA Basic Firearms Training program, using a training team, training materials, and training aids, organizing your course and preparing to teach. The course talks about how different people learn and what motivates them to learn
  2. Basic Range Safety Officer: This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to the basic duties of a Range Safety Office (RSO). RSOs ensure that the users of a range fellow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSOs often have responsibilities to take action when circumtances require it. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters. Many ranges seek out volunteer Range Safety Officers and the NRA developed this course to help ranges train those RSOs. Becoming a Range Safety Officer is akin to becoming NRA Certified Instructor, with much harder testing and the maintaining of a certification card with the NRA. A new RSO will need to pay $25.00 for processing of their card, and $5.00 annually to maintain the certification. RSOs are neither certified instructors or coaches. Although the course can be completed as quickly as nine hours, it often will take longer depending on the class size and the facilities at the range. For example, a large number of indoor and outdoor ranges of differrent types cannot be toured quickly. Studened will recieve a student packtet featuring a RSO handbook. This handbook is not available separately.
    • Course Goal: To develope NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
    • Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course. A 90% score is required to obtain certification.?
    • NRA Basic Range Safety Officer course lesson plans:
      1.  Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
      2. The Role of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
      3. Range Inspection and Range Rules
      4. Range Safety Briefing
      5. Emergency Procedures
      6. Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  3. NRA Basic Muzzleloading Instructor Courses: The course goal is to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Muzzleloading Course which consists of teaching the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a muzzleloading firearm (rifle, shotgun, and pistol) safely. The course will cover teaching muzzleloading pistol knowledge and safe handling, black powder safety, and the loading procedures of black powder firearms, ammunition knowledge, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting, two handed and one handed standing/shooting positions, live firing a muzzlelading firearms, and sports activities. Basic muzzleloading firearms instructional method and evaluating a beginning shooters performance to enhance improvement is also covered. Ammuntion and range time is provided
  4. NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor Course: The course goal is to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun course which consists of teaching the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a shotgun safely. This course will cover shotgun knowledge and safe handling, ammunition knowledge, and will include the fundamentals of shotgun shooting at a moving target; live firing a shotgun, and shotgun sports activities. The basic shotgun instructional method and evaluation a beginning shooters performance to enhance improvement is also covered. Ammunition and range time is provided.
  5. NRA Basic Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading Instructor Course: The course goal is to develop the basoc knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe conduct of a NRA Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading class. This course covers instroduction to relaoding and reloading safety, the components of centerfire cartridges and shotgun shells, the importance of using a reloading manual, the necessary equipment, the reloading process and a practical exercise in reloading.
  6. NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Course: The course goal is to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Piston course which consists of teaching the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely. The couse will cover teaching pistol knowledge and safe handling, ammunition knowledge, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting, two handed and one handed standing shooting positions, live firing a pistol, and pistol sports activities. Basic pistol instructional method and evaluating a beginning shooters performance to enhance improvement is also covered. Ammunition and range time is provided. This course is specifically set for adults who work with Venturing youth not as a money making opportunity.
  7. Personal Protection in the Home: The course goal is to develop the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and effective use of a handgun for protection of self and family. Prerequisite for this class is a NRA basic pistol a course completion certificate will need to be shown. We provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense. The lessons will include; levels of awareness, responding to a threat, and rulse for storing and using a firearem. Also covered in this two day class will be common ammunition malfunctions, defensive accuracy, fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, elements of a good shooting position, cover vs. concealment, and point shooting. You will learn about the stages of emotion after a violent encounter, and factors to consider when choosing a defensive handgun. Range time is provided. 200 to 300 rounds of ammunition is required. Recommended calibers are .38, 9MM, 40S&W, or 45ACP / GAP.
  8. Home Firearm Safety: The course goal is to teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home. The lesson will include primary causes of gun accidents, basic elements of gun safety, gun handling rules, other safety rules when storing or handling guns. Discussion on the responsibility of teaching gun safety to children will be addressed. Identification of differenty types of gun (rifles, pistols, shotguns), their parts, and how to unload tme safely will also be taugh. Muzzle loading firearms will also be addressed.
  9. NRA Refure to be a Victim: See schedule for class dates or call to set up your own seminar. Safety experts agree the single most important step toward ensuring your personal safety is making the conscious decision to refure to be a victim. You stand a much better change of preventing criminal attack if you develop a safety plan before you need it. That is why the National Rifle Association is offering the refuse to be a victim.
  10. Crime Prevention Seminar: The seminar teaches easy to understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. In just three to four hours, you will get the tolls you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about the psychology of the criminal mind, home/phone security, automobile/travel security, personal/technological security, self-defense devices/training optins, and more!

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