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This NRA training firearms safety class for beginners is great for young people (ages 6+) and anyone who is a little stressed about going to the live fire range for the first time. Because we have an awesome female Instructor, we also offer comfortable ladies class options marked in pink on our home page. We learn some of the NRA Basic Pistol Course firearms safety in our cozy log cabin, and build the skills of safe firearms handling using our simulator so you are more ready and confident for when you DO go to the live fire range for the first time. Parents must attend with minors (this includes a seat in the class). We have a LOT of fun with the simulator, shooting a variety of exciting simulations to reinforce safe firearms handling habits. Ask about group discounts for home school groups of 6+.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Course sets the foundation for safety and is also a prerequisite to many other training disciplines including: many firearms Instructor certifications, EMT training, Carry Permit Instructors, security guards, NRA Basic Pistol Course Instructor and more! Contact us for details, if you are interested. Parents are also encouraged to attend with a youth age 12+. For women who are a little hesitant, we also offer ladies class options marked in pink on our home page Learn the basics of pistol safety, different types of pistols, different types of action, ammunition, gun cleaning, sight alignment, sight picture, dominant eye test, stance, trigger control. There is a written test, and then it is off to the live-fire range for the live-fire qualification!
See our website home page for more Ladies-Only class offerings or contact us if you are looking for defensive training and a TN Carry Permit. Ladies have different reasons, motivations and priorities than men for learning about firearms. This NRA training ladies-only clinic is comfortable and given by a female NRA Certified Instructor! It is similar to the NRA Basic Pistol Course but without the pressure of passing a test and passing a NRA Basics of Pistol live fire qualification. Mothers are encouraged to attend with daughters age 12+. We focus on safety, and start with a general learning presentation, you do hands-on with our firearms simulator, then we take you to the range and you try a variety of handguns to start on your journey. You get a NRA goodie bag with training materials and memories from your day at the range!
This non-firearm crime prevention class was created in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention seminars, Refuse To Be A Victim teaches methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations. Seminar participants will be presented with a variety of common sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices that may be integrated into their personal, home, automobile, telephone, technological, and travel security. We have flexible dates/times available. Click the link below for more information and available dates/times. Contact us if you need a custom date/time.
Contact us. We do not always have all of our classes listed on the website. We are also small enough to accommodate special requests and small groups. We can arrange private classes, women's only, youth only and more!
The NRA came into existence just after the Civil War ended and a number of shooting accuracy studies indicated that our soldiers could use a little more training. It was then that the NRA created its first NRA training programs and set the groundwork for ALL future firearms safety training including the NRA Basic Pistol Course, also known as the NRA Basics of Pistol.