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* denotes that the course meets the training requirements for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit
4-Hour Multi-State Concealed Carry Course
*optional Maryland Handgun Qualification License (MD HQL) endorsement for CCW courses held in Maryland
Essential Fundamentals of Home Defense Course
(description coming soon)

Mobile On-Site Training is Also Available

 

3-Hour Gun Handling Training and General Firearms Safety Certificate Course

crosshair 3-Hour Gun Handling Training and General Firearms Safety Certificate Course

In this three hour all classroom based course, students will learn the fundamentals of proper gun handling related to a pistol. We will cover topics that include selecting a handgun, understanding pistol parts, caliber, the firing sequence, various shooting positions, the firing process, safe gun storage options and general firearm maintenance and cleaning. Through interactive hands-on sessions, you will work closely with certified NRA instructors to learn and demonstrate safe loading and unloading of semi-automatic pistols, plus you’ll get hands-on experience with a firearms shooting simulator using a Glock replica pistol to practice and hone your newly acquired skills on a digital laser target.

While this is not an official NRA course, it is taught by certified NRA instructors and law enforcement instructors and meets the training requirements to apply for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit should the course participant so desire. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

 

NRA Certified Courses
Home Firearm Safety Course

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This is a four-hour, non-shooting, classroom-based course that teaches participants the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home. Students are taught the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload firearms; ammunition components; cleaning of a firearm; general care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program brochure and a course completion certificate. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

Pistol Courses

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This course meets the training requirements to apply for a Virginia and/or Florida Multi-State Concealed Handgun Permit; the Utah Multi-State Concealed Firearm Permit requires completion of our 4-Hour Multi-State Concealed Carry Course.

The NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation — 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. 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. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

crosshair NRA 8-Hour Basic Pistol Shooting Course
This course meets the training requirements to apply for a Virginia and/or Florida Multi-State Concealed Handgun Permit; the Utah Multi-State Concealed Firearm Permit requires completion of our 4-Hour Multi-State Concealed Carry Course.

For beginners through experienced shooters, learn to shoot properly with superb instruction from NRA Certified Pistol Instructors! This very-popular 8-Hour NRA Pistol Shooting Course runs on either Saturdays or Sundays from 8am-5pm and includes extensive classroom and live-fire range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols under the supervision of experienced NRA Certified Instructors. Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling; studying pistol parts and operation; selecting and understanding ammunition; basic shooting and marksmanship fundamentals; shooting from the bench rest position and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and we will discuss many other continued opportunities for shooting skill development. Students will receive the NRA “Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting” textbook, plus other shooting NRA reference materials. All students who successfully complete the course will receive a course completion certificate. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

Shotgun Courses

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The NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation — 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. NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

crosshair NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

The NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

Rifle Courses

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The NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation — 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. NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle 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 rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

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The NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

Course Lessons:
- Rifle Knowledge and Safe Handling
- Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Rifle Shooting
- Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
- Standing Rifle Shooting Positions
- Prone and Kneeling Rifle Shooting Positions
- Sitting Rifle Shooting Positions
- Rifle Sports and Activities

Personal Protection Series Courses

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The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course 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. 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.

The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding, adults (at least 21 years old), 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.

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The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. 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.

Range Safety Officer (RSO) Training

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The NRA Range Safety Officer Course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and at a shooting facility. 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. You do not need to own a firearm to participate in this course.

Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars

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Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for one's personal safety. The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices. A complete seminar may last as long as eight hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as 90 minutes and address a specific topic.

 


 

NRA Instructor Candidate Courses

crosshair Become an NRA Certified Instructor (Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun)

Successful completion of this two day intensive course will allow you to be recommended as an NRA Certified Instructor with the ability to teach the 8-hour NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course, as well as the 4-hour NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Shooting course. NRA FIRST Steps Pistol and NRA Basic Pistol course completion certificates can be used in many states as the training requirement to receive a Concealed Carry Permit or CCW. This training course also includes the required 6-hour NRA Basic Instructor Training module.

In addition to this two-day weekend course, all candidates will have to successfully pass a live-fire prequalification in order to participate in the instructor level course.  Prequalification shooting assessments for this instructor course will occur on Wednesday evening, November 21 beginning at 5:30pm at an area range in Northern Virginia.

All tuition for the course is due at the time of registration; however, if a candidate is not successful in completing the prequalification live fire assessment, tuition paid (less a $125 administrative fee) will be returned.

 


 

Advanced Handgun, Police & Tactical Self-Defense

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Current, former and/or qualified retired LEO seeking range qualification for HR218 should contact Marksmen Masters. HR218 may be referred to as the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, aka: "National Concealed Carry for Cops".

crosshair Advanced Pistol (14 Hours, Two Days)

In this course, enrollment is by invitation only. This course is designed to advanced your tactical shooting skills to include use of barricade situations, weak-hand defensive and off handed positioning with live fire, multiple target engagement, shooting on the move, analyzing threat assessments, unconventional shooting positions, contact distance engagements, all combined with numerous simulation exercises.

 

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