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Learn To Shoot Safely And Correctly

Whether you are interested in recreational shooting, competition, hunting, gun collecting, historical reenactment, home safety, or personal protection - the basics are where to start! NRA Basic Firearm Training Courses teach you the safety principles and help you develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude that are needed to successfully pursue your shooting interests.

 

Since 1871, one of NRA's major objectives has been to provide basic training in the safe and proper use of firearms. We offer courses in the following disciplines:

  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Shotgun
  • Home Firearm Safety
  • Personal Protection
 
  • Muzzleloading Pistol
  • Muzzleloading Rifle
  • Muzzleloading Shotgun
  • Range Safety Officer
  • Metallic Cartridge Reloading
  • Shotgun Shell Reloading

Please to register or if you have any questions.


 

2012 Schedule

Note: ** indicates tentative dates pending range date confirmation.

NRA Home Firearm Safety January 17
NRA Basic Pistol
(with NRA Home Firearm Safety)
January 17-18
NRA Personal Protection in the Home March 15-16
Marksmanship Advancement
NRA Qualification, .22 Rifle and .22 Pistol
April 5-6
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

April 25-27
(Level 1 & Level 2)

NRA Basic Rifle May 16-17
NRA Basic Shotgun July 11-12
Instructor Training: NRA Basic Shotgun August 15-16
Instructor Training: NRA Basic Rifle August 17
Instructor Training:
NRA Personal Protection in the Home
September 20-21
Marksmanship Advancement
NRA Qualification, .22 Rifle and .22 Pistol
November 8

Instructor Training:
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

Nov. 13-15

 

         

Course Descriptions

 
CONCEALED CARRY WEAPONS PERMIT
This 8 hour class is required for your Arizona CCW Permit which is issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

• This course includes 1 class, both theoretical and practical.
• The cost of the full course is $100 – AZ CCW paperwork & certificate included
  Theoretical & Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

Not scheduled in 2012.
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
8:00am to 5:00pm
100-150 rounds for your firearm

Please bring pen and paper plus the list below of “What to bring” to the shooting range.

NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY COURSE
Learn the basic principles of firearm safety within the home.

Learn: the basic elements of gun safety and the fundamental rules of safe gun handling; how to identify & unload different types of firearms and the ammo they use; how to clean & care for guns and the different gun storage options.

• This course includes 1 theoretical class.
• The cost of the full course is $75 – NRA course materials & certificate included

  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

January 17, 2012
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

 
NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE
Learn to shoot a pistol safely and effectively. This course offers the fundamentals of handgun marksmanship.

Learn the fundamentals of marksmanship & the safe handling, care, and storage of your firearms. Course lessons cover pistol knowledge, safe gun handling, ammunition knowledge, fundamentals of pistol shooting, firing first shots, two-handed & one-handed standing shooting positions, and pistol sports and activities.

• This course includes 1 theoretical and 1 practical class.
• The cost of the full course is $175 + $15 range fee – NRA course materials & certificate included
  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

January 17, 2012
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper, pistol, belt, holster, magazine pouches, magazines and appropriate dummy rounds.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

 

  Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

January 18, 2012
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
8:00am to 5:00pm
200+ rounds for your firearm (if time allows we will shoot more)
See list below for “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
Learn the basic principles essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family.

Learn: basic defensive handgun skills; strategies for home safety and how to respond to a violent confrontation; what to look for when selecting a handgun for self-defense; information on the law-abiding citizen’s right to self-defense.

• This course includes 1 theoretical and 1 practical class.
• The cost of the full course is $200 + $30 range fee – NRA course materials & certificate included

  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

March 15, 2012
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper, pistol, belt, holster, magazine pouches, magazines and appropriate dummy rounds.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

 

  Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

March 16, 2012
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
7:00am to 5:00pm
100-150 rounds for your firearm (if time allows we will shoot more)
See list below for “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 

NRA BASIC RIFLE COURSE
Learn to shoot a rifle safely and effectively. This course serves as a great way to introduce new shooters and hunters to rifles and their safe operation and handling.

Learn the fundamentals of four-position rifle shooting for sport, competition shooting, or hunting. This course also includes live-firing with a .22 rifle from each of these positions. Naturally the elements of safe gun handling are emphasized along with the safe storage, cleaning and maintenance of a rifle.

• This course includes 1 theoretical and 1 practical class.
• The cost of the full course is $175 + $15 range fee – NRA course materials & certificate included

  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

May 16, 2012
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper, rifle, magazines and appropriate dummy rounds.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

 

  Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

May 17, 2012
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
8:00am to 5:00pm
200+ rounds of .22LR (long rifle)
Rifles will be provided to students.
See list below for “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 

 

NRA BASIC SHOTGUN COURSE
Learn to basics of safe shotgun shooting and learn to hit moving aerial clay targets.

Learn: the types of shotguns, their actions and how to safely operate each; loading and unloading; the different types of ammunition, their components and intended uses; the fundamentals of shotgun shooting; how to hit a moving target.

• This course includes 1 theoretical and 1 practical class.
• The cost of the full course is $175 + $15 range fee – NRA course materials & certificate included

  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

July 11, 2012
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper, shotgun, and appropriate dummy rounds.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

 

  Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

July 12, 2012
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
8:00am to 5:00pm
100+ shot shells, light loads (7 1/2 bird shot) +
12 rounds of #4 Buck Shot (low recoil) +
12 rounds of slugs (low recoil).
See list below for “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 
INTERMEDIATE TACTICAL PISTOL
Utilizing proven techniques, you will further develop your gun-handling skills, mindset, markmanship and tactical wisdom. One-on-one instruction and guidance will help yougo beyond the basics and into real life self-defense situations.

Learn intermediate defensive handgun skills, work from a holster and concealment, proper use of cover and conealment, rapid presentation techniques from a holster while under 'Survival Stress Conditions', defensive pistol theory, and courses of fire while working from concealed carry. Engage in 'Force-on-Force' tactical training senerios with Airsoft pistols to simulate real world encounters.

• This course includes 1 class, both theoretical and practical.
• The cost of the full course is $150 – range fees & certificate included
  Theoretical & Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

Not scheduled in 2011
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
8:00am to 4:30pm
200+ rounds for your firearm (if time allows we will shoot more)
See list below for “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 
Advanced Combat Pistol
This 12 hour class covers:

• Direct Simunitions Training
• Force on Force Exercises & Drills
• Advanced Firearms Retention
• Extensive Move, Shoot & Live Drills
• Awareness Training
  Theoretical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:

Not scheduled in 2011
DTGC Classroom
7:00pm to 11:00pm
Please bring pen and paper, shotgun, and appropriate dummy rounds.
NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT TO THIS CLASS

  Practical:
   

Date:
Location:
Time:
Ammo:

Not scheduled in 2011
Ben Avery Shooting Facility – Practial Pistol Range
9:00am to 5:00pm
100-150 rounds for your firearm

Please bring pen and paper plus the list below of “What to bring” to the shooting range.

 
WHAT TO BRING TO THE SHOOTING RANGE
  You will need:
    • Hat (Baseball Hat is highly recommended)
• Eye Protection (Sunglasses or shooting, safety glasses w/ clear lenses)
• Sturdy closed-toe shoes (no sandles or flip-flops)
• Hearing protection (ear plugs are available at Sporting Goods/Gun Stores)
• Strong sturdy belt (11/2 to 2 inches wide)
• Holster (*)
• Mag pouches (*)
• Pistol (*) / Shotgun
• Appropriate ammo (see rounds needed for the specific courses listed above)
• Cleaning kit for your pistol / shotgun
 
  We also recommend that you bring:
    • Food / Snacks
• Drinking Water (at least 1 gallon)
• Cooler (for the water & snacks)
• Chair
 
 

(*) If you do not have a pistol, you may rent one (.45 1911 Single Stacks are available). The rental fee is $35.00. We will need to be informed prior to the course if you need to rent a gun. We also have some holsters and mag pouches you may borrow. If you rent a gun, you will need to buy the appropriate rounds of .45ACP FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) -- see bullets under the different courses. Renters are responsible for the proper cleaning of the gun after the shoot. Please if you would like to rent a gun.

         
Please to register or if you have any questions.