The NRA has firearm training courses you can take all across America. These courses are perfect for beginners, but can also improve the skills of seasoned shooters who want to make sure their skills are top-notch.
It’s never too late to learn more about safe and responsible shooting, or more facts about how to properly conceal carry your weapon. Plus, around one million people take these classes each year with an estimated network of 125,000 NRA trained instructors. You’ll be in very good company in each class you take.
Here are some of the classes the NRA firearms training courses cover in many locations around the USA.
Two Different Kinds of Classes
All of the classes are basically divided into two different categories, “learn to shoot” — and classes that will let you get certified on how to be an NRA instructor. There are even some classes just geared towards women only. You can explore the entire catalog of classes, but here are a few standout ones to start with.
Home Firearm Safety Course
This is an excellent class that will give a beginning gun owner the basics they need to handle their firearms and the ammunition you’ll need to protect your entire home. This is a non-shooting course that talks mostly about storage and safe handling. The instructor will go over the NRA’s three golden rules of gun safety, cleaning your gun, and how firearm accidents happen. When you complete the course, you are also given information to take home and a completion certificate.
The Defensive Pistol Course
A class that will give you the skills and responsibility to conceal carry your handgun with ease. This teaches a few things like the basic rules of concealment, how to best draw from your holstered gun, personal protection, and how to have the mental awareness to be as safe as you can be at all times.
When you are done with a variety of pistol courses, you can also move into rifle and shotgun training classes. For people that are new or experts in hunting, these are great classes to brush up on your skills. These classes include a few training details in basic shotgun shooting and reloading, and how to properly muzzle-load your rifle.
Personal Protection Courses
Perhaps most importantly, there are also a number of personal protection courses including the basics of personal protection inside the home and outside, and an intensive three-day course on “Carry Guard Level 1.” This is for serious shooters who want to become even more confident and skilled in their firearm abilities.
To find a listing of all the NRA facilitated classes in your area, all you have to do is go to their website here. Then just check off the courses you are interested in and enter your zip code. All the classes provided near you will show up, so you’ll be well on your way to becoming a more skilled and responsible gun owner.