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NRA Classes

NTX Firearms teaches the following courses:

  • NRA Refuse to be a Victim
  • NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation
  • NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation
  • NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation
  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Basic Rifle
  • NRA Basic Shotgun
  • NRA Muzzle Loading Shotgun
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home
  • NRA Basic Personal Protection outside the Home
  • NRA Defensive Pistol
  • NRA Home Firearm Safety
  • NRA Basic Muzzle Loading Pistol/Rifle
  • NRA Reloading

Pistol

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the needs of new gun owners looking for a firearms orientation program. This FIRST Steps program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.

Description
This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA’s The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook which is a practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases, the course will take proportionally longer.

Course Goal
To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation
  • Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position
  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

Course Completion
Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate, and Lesson Plan.

Price: $70.00

 

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

Description
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, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Course Completion
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)

Price: $100.00

Rifle

NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation

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.

Course Goal
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. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan, revised 01-09).

Price: $70.00


NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

Description
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

Course Goal
This course is at least 14 hours long and 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. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 1988, revised 12/10)

Price: $100.00

Shotgun

NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation

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.

Course Goal
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. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan, revised 03-10).

Price: $70.00

NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

Description
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

Course Goal
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. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 1988, revised 06-09)

Price: $100.00

Personal Protection

 NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

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.

Course Goal
This is an 8 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.

Prerequisites
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

Course Completion
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)

Price: $165.00

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

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

Course Goal
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.

Price: $250.00

NRA Defensive Pistol Course

Description
Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence.

Course Goal
The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, use of pocket pistols, and more. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate. This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Price: $199.00





Firearm Safety

Home Firearm Safety

Description
The NRA Home Firearm Safety Course is the basic course I recommend to anyone unfamiliar with guns or who needs a to learn gun terminology.

In this four hour course students will get the NRA’s Home Firearm Safety handbook, pamphlets on safety and terminlogy and lessons on the rules of safe gun handling, identifying and unloading various firearms, ammunition, cleaning, and storage. Students will also get hands-on experience with the most common types of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

Course Goal
“To teach the basic knowledge and skills and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home.” NRA Home Firearm Safety Course Lesson Plans

Lessons

  • Rules for Safe Gun Handling
  • Identifying and Unloading Different Firearms
  • Practical Exercises in Safe Gun Handling
  • Types of Ammunition; Cleaning and Storage of Firearms

Prerequisites
The are no prerequisites for taking this course and the material can be understood by mature people of all ages.

Course Completion
Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises and a course completion certificate.

Price: $65.00

Muzzleloader

NRA-NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading Pistol/Rifle Shooting Course

Description
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a muzzleloading pistol/rifle.

Course Goal
The course is 12 hours in length and includes classroom time and instruction on a range shooting a muzzleloading pistol/rifle. Each student learns the NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; parts of a percussion, flintlocks and revolvers; cleaning; shooting from the standing position; identifying failure to fire; and benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the Muzzleloading Pistol/Rifle handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Muzzleloading Student Examination, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 1985, reprint 8-08).

Price: $90.00

 

Reloading

Metallic Cartridge Reloading

Description

This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; center fire 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.

 

Course Completion

Price: $165.00

 

Shotgun Shell Reloading 

Description
This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; Shotgun shell components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the shotgun shell 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.

Course Completion

Price: $165.00