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Course Descriptions

Home Firearm Safety

Short Description : Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.  This course satisfies the Iowa CCW training requirement.

More Details: This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

Short Description : Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.  This course satisfies the Iowa CCW training requirement.

More Details: NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students.

This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.  This course satisfies the Iowa CCW training requirement.

More Details: This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position two handed standing positions  cleaning the pistol; and guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and course completion certificate.

 NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course          

Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the  safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

More Details: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course. Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment 

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

 Short Description : Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity.

More Details: The course teaches students 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 have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine-hour course and offers 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. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are 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 the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate.

The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is 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. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can 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.

State of Utah CCW Course

Short Description :  State of Utah CCW Course.  Certifies CCW for 32 states.  15 More THAN IOWA

More Details: This is a four hour course covering the responsible use of a firearm and Utah law.  This license has the most states than any other state CCW license.  Student will receive all materials necessary to apply for the license to include Finger Print cards and application.  Alaska  Colorado   Florida  Tennessee  Vermont   S. Dakota  Texas  Arizona   Idaho  Indiana  Kentucky  Michigan  Missouri   Montana  Nebraska   Oklahoma  Wyoming  Alabama  Georgia  Louisiana  Mississippi  New Hampshire  North  Carolina  North Dakota  Ohio  Virginia  Washington  West Virginia  Arkansas  Delaware  Pennsylvania

Must have government issued id with photograph when attending course

Pepper Spray Training Class

Since the introduction of the OCAT® training program in 1991, more than 200,000 basic users have been trained from agencies such as healthcare, federal, military, law enforcement, security, and corrections. This 4 hour OCAT® program is not brand specific and addresses proper use of OC products. Identify the stages of conflict in order to: recognize the threat, reduce the threat, and determine how and when to use force. Apply state-of-the-art tactical concepts such as: spraying techniques, disengagement, proper defensive positions, methods of movement, multiple opponent defense, contact and cover system, defense against moving attacks, ground defense, and drawing techniques.  Commonly called "Pepper Spray", Oleoresin Capsicum is a convenient aerosol spray that is used as a protection device. When used before hands-on defense, there is less risk of injuries to all parties.  OC affects the skin, face, eyes, and respiratory system and is usually immediately debilitating. This court-defensible deterrent is reliable and has no long-term harmful effects on the recipient. OC is completely safe
 Free wallet-size basic OCAT® certification card   Free 8.5" x 11" basic OCAT® certificate


Range Safety Officer

Short Description : This is not a shooting class. All Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.


Tactical Handgun

The Tactical Handgun Course is an all day course and is fast paced.  . This course will provide concerned citizens with the skills and tactics necessary to gain a significant advantage over aggressive attackers during life-threatening encounters.

Course Contents:

  • Safety Brief
  • Review of Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Drawing from a Holster & Drawing from Concealment
  • Emergency & Tactical Reloading
  • Malfunction Clearing Drills
  • Shooting While Moving
  • Shooting from Cover
  • Multiple Target Engagement
  • Close Quarters Shooting
  • Point Shooting
  • Strong and Weak Hand Shooting
  • Balancing Speed and Accuracy

Prerequisites:

CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT or documentation of good character, and you must be totally familiar and comfortable with your handgun. If you have never shot before or wonder how your gun works this class is not for you.

Required Equipment:

Reliable, functional handgun; Belt holster (rigid) with sturdy belt; 600 rounds of jacketed ammunition (minimum); minimum of 2 magazines and a magazine pouch; Concealment clothing; Hearing and eye protection.

Instructor Courses

Short Description : Please call for course descriptions and requirements.  Courses require shooting proficiency PRIOR to taking class.

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