With everyone being under guidelines to “stay-at-home” right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it might be time to look into courses that you can take right at home.
If you own firearms and can’t get to the shooting range right now, even though they are still open luckily due to expanded “critical infrastructure” guidelines, you can still improve your skills with online classes. Some of these classes in gun safety and training are even free to take.
We’ve looked at a bunch of different courses online, and here are some of the best ones to do at home right now to brush up on your gun safety and training skills.
The NRA Online Training
The NRA has an extensive online training classroom with courses designed by experts in the firearm industry. You can take these classes anytime day or night with 24 hour availability. Studying at your own pace is also a big plus because you can pause the courses whenever you want to. When you finish a course, you also receive an official certificate of completion. Some of the safety courses you can take are the following:
- The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
- NRA Range Safety Officer Course
- Refuse to be A Victim Course
- NRA Hunter Education
The prices for these courses vary, but expect to spend around $125-$250. The Hunter Education course is actually free though, so you may want to start with that one to see how much you enjoy online learning.
Handgun Safety Course Online
The National Handgun Safety Course is available online with the option to take the National course, or you can take a course that is geared towards your specific state. The course takes just a few hours, is for ages 21 and up, and only costs around 20 bucks.
American Firearms Training
American Firearms Training offers online concealed carry classes that will allow you to actually apply for your permit in most states. Pricing of these classes vary per state. Some states require that you have some range training in combination with the online training. You’ll receive your permit once you complete that in person training.
Whatever the case may be, the course at least gets you started towards getting your concealed carry permit right at home if you don’t have one already. This can be very valuable, especially if you are one of those people who purchased your first firearm in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This website provides specific online hunting safety courses you can take by state. They are all approved by the IHEA-USA, which is the International Hunter Education Association. Each state has a specific course that will allow you to be officially certified in hunter safety. You’ll receive a hunter education card and course documentation. The cost for these courses start at around $15-$30, depending on the state.
S,o if you are bored at home right now due to restrictions from the coronavirus (and really, who isn’t?) It may be time to reaffirm your safety skills and get some expert training online.