Depending on the subject matter, each class contains lecture, simulated firearm exercises, and live fire exercises. The lecture portion includes both presentation slides and videos on our 120" theater-like classroom, and hands on demonstrations. The simulated exercises uses laser activating pistols to shoot at both basic and realistic targets. We provide SIRT pistols for the students to use which are the form factor of a Glock 17 or 22, or we have a laser inserts that will fit the students firearm between .35 and .45 caliber. We also have a small indoor range for live fire exercises.
More Details: This course 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, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 2nd edition, 2009, 02/11)
If you have a handgun or are thinking about buying one, then you need to take this class. Or maybe you have no interest in guns at all, but someone in your house has a handgun, you still should take this course. While this course starts at ground zero and assumes no knowledge of firearms at all, this course covers everything you need to have the knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning a handgun. Even an experienced shooter will benefit from this course.
If you already own a handgun, you are encouraged to bring it with you, along with your owners manual, a cleaning kit (if you have one), and about 50 rounds of ammunition (which you will leave in your car). However, if you don't have a gun already, don't buy one for this class. You can use ours and our ammo. Then you will be better prepared when you go to the gun shop.
The range time is divided between laser simulation and actual live fire. The benefit of the laser simulation is that you can learn and refine the skills needed to shoot without the noise, smoke, and recoil, and without expending costly, and currently hard to find, ammunition. Then we will move to the range and repeat the exercises we just did, but with real firearms. During both the simulation and live fire portion of the class, students are encouraged to use their own firearms, but a variety of types of handguns will be available for student use as well.
At the successful conclusion of this class, you will receive an official NRA certificate. This certificate is valid in some states as proof of the firearms training requirement of a concealed carry requirement. Also some ranges require completion of this course to shoot at their range.
This class will last approximately 9 hours.
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.(Lesson Plan, revised 08/11)
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.
Because of the amount crammed into lecture, there will be less live fire and less simulation, but still hitting the high points. If you have concealed carry equipment, you are encouraged to bring it, but do not buy something for this class as I will have loaners available. Also, this class assumes that you have shot a hand gun before.
A Utah Non-Resident Concealed Pistol License adds 6 additional states, bringing the total to 36: Delaware, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Washington, West Virginia.
The Utah Non-Resident Concealed Pistol License class covers pistol safety, when self-defence is justified, and Utah laws. There is no live-fire requirement. The class lasts 4 hours plus fingerprint time.
Note: You must have an Indiana License to Carry Handgun (LTCH) when you mail your Utah CFP application. However, you do not need to have a LTCH to take the class. The Class certificate is valid for one year.
The cost for the class is $95 and includes everything you need to mail to the state of Utah, except a passport photo, which you can obtain locally at CVS or the Post Office. The State of Utah requires a payment of $51 and the license is then good for 5 years. It is a $15 renewal every 5 years after that.
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.(Lesson Plan 2006, revised 4-09)
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.
I am awaiting NRA certification. Classes will be scheduled when I have been awarded certification.
More Details: This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, a course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form. (Lesson Plan, revised 4-05).
I am awaiting NRA certification. Classes will be scheduled when I have been awarded certification.
For any live fire class (including non-NRA classes)
Here is a list of things you will need to bring to class:
If you don't have something on the above list, do not buy something specifically for this class. I have loaners available. If you have your own equipment, then you will learn how to use it, or use it better. However, if you don't have something, then wait until after class to purchase it. You will probably better understand what you will want to buy after attending class.
Also, it is advised to wear closed toed shoes and a shirt with a closed collar, like a T-Shirt. When shooting semi-automatic guns, a piece of hot brass is ejected on every shot. You may get a burn if a piece of hot brass were to fly into a V-neck shirt and get trapped between your shirt and skin.
We will provide hot and cold water and coffee for drinking. We have a small fridge to keep anything else you bring cold as well.
Utah CFP Class only
Concealed carry is permitted. Please, just keep you firearm in your holster. There is no live-fire in this class, and as such there is no reason to un-holster a loaded firearm.
We will be fingerprinting in the class. Utah BCI requires ink and paper fingerprints to submit to the FBI. You have probably been fingerprinted before, but if you haven't, your fingers will be black, and the ink is very hard to get off. I would recommend you not wear your best clothes, and maybe bring a pair of gloves to protect your car.
9222 W 500 S Russiaville, IN 46979
However, many GPS units place us too far west. We are on the North EAST corner of 920 W and 500 S in Howard County. Look for our sign out front. You may park anywhere on the gravel.