All firearms training in the United States is limited to persons legally allowed to purchase and own firearms. This is governed by federal laws associated with International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Furthermore, anyone prohibited from owning firearms due to a criminal conviction is also ineligible to receive firearms training. Click here
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Generally, NRA Training Courses are for Chapter members and sponsored guests only.
The NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) Instructor course is at least 16-hours long and teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic PPOTH course. Candidates must be a qualified NRA Pistol Instructor, be BIT current, and have successfully passed the PPOTH Basic course. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises. Due to time constraints, BIT is not included. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide and an NRA PPOTH Instructor Candidate Packet.
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The Range Safety Officer course content consists of RSO's roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, loading and unloading procedures for multiple action types, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and Range Safety Briefings, which include procedures to follow in the case of an emergency. Non-live fire course.
The PPITH 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 provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. 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 Personal Protection Inside The Home (PPITH) Instructor course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic PPITH course. Candidates must be a qualified NRA Pistol Instructor, be BIT current, and have successfully passed the PPITH Basic course. Students will demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination.
Basic Instructor Training (BIT) is the foundational course for becoming an NRA Instructor. Approximately 6 hours in length, candidates are introduced to various teaching methods, techniques, and exercises needed for a multitude of instructor level courses. This one essentially serves as Day 2 of the PPITH Instructor course (held on the previous day), but can also fill the requirement for future instructor courses.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.
PPOTH Course April 2017
CCW Course Sep 2019
Rifle Course Nov 2017
Rifle Course August 2020
Rifle Course Nov 2019
Rifle Instructor Course Dec 2019
Basic Shotgun Course Aug 2019
Women on Target Oct 2021
Women on Target Oct 2021
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For more information, contact:
Nick Roberge, Training Committee Chair
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