Introduction to the AR15 Sporting Rifle (AR-101)
This comprehensive 1-day firearms training course introduces the student to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle.
During this course, students will learn about Americas top selling sporting, self defense and competition rifle.
Students will become familiarized with the AR-15 / M-4 rifle and will learn the basic gun-handling skills that are necessary to safely operate and maintain this weapon system.
Students will also learn about nomenclature, dis-assembly / reassembly, mechanical operation, care & cleaning, preventive maintenance, zeroing iron sights, as well as optics considerations, shooting positions and much more.
The following firearms training topics will be covered:
- Firearms basic safety
- Introduction to the AR-15 / M-4 rifle Nomenclature
- Mechanical operation of the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
- Dis-assembly / reassembly
- Function checking the AR-15 / M-4 rifle
- Fundamentals of shooting a rifle
- Basic gun-handling skills
- Loading / unloading and press checking the rifle
- Sling use and carry techniques
- Zeroing iron sights
- Understanding projectile trajectory
- Confirming mechanical off-set and hold-off POI
- Sight Alignment
- Basic marksmanship and target analysis
- Ammunition management – Emergency, tactical, and speed reloads
- Malfunction clearance drills – Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3
- Presentation from the low ready / High ready
- Shot placement and follow up shots
- Shooting positions – standing, squatting (Rice Patty Prone), kneeling, prone
- Dry-practice program and dry-practice skill building drills
- Basic rifle marksmanship qualification From 3 different shooting positions
- Preventive maintenance and cleaning
Student requirements: Note pad and pen, eye protection, electronic ear protection, baseball type cap, AR-15 or M-4 type rifle (5.56) with iron sights, sling and at least 3 magazines, elbow pads, knee pads and gun cleaning kit.
Recommended equipment: Rifle magazine carriers, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration system, water and clothing suitable for contact with the ground. Water, snacks and lunch.Ammunition requirements: A minimum of 300 rounds of .223 / 5.56 Ball rifle ammunition
– No AP, Tracer or Green Tip ammo is allowed on the range –
|Sept. 24, 2016
Advanced AR15 Carbine Course (AR 102)
Description: Building on our personally designed AR 101 course we are now introducing AR 102. This is a comprehensive 2-day course where students will be exposed to dynamic shooting scenarios while moving and engaging multiple targets.
Students will be introduced to Combat First Aid, understanding Weight distribution of their load out gear and the effects on their sight picture. We will also address Armor, types of Armor protection for chest and head and how to properly utilize the Molle system.
Topics to be taught include:
- Armor (Types of Armor, chest, head, how to wear, Functionality)
- Molle system (Functionality and Accessories with Armor integration)
- Weight Mechanics
- Combat First Aid
- AR Accessories (Optics, Lasers, Lights, the effects on sight alignment)
- Combat Movement
- Engaging Multiple Targets while moving
- Dynamic Shooting positions:
Moving toward and away from targets utilizing structures
Standing, Kneeling, Prone, transitioning while moving
Shooting from your side, under structures
- Introduction to night vision
Students will need to bring:
- AR/M4 Rifle w/ sling
- Electronic Hearing Protection
- Eye protection
- Range bag
- 6 magazines
- Battle Belt or Chest rig
- If necessary knee pads, elbow pads
- Cleaning Kit
- 300 rounds of Ammo, ball ammo only (NO AP, TRACER ROUNDS)
- Suitable Clothing for weather and ground contact.
- Hydration pack
AR 101 or a previous 8 hour beginner AR course. Previously sighted in AR w/ optic.
No AP, Tracer or Green Tip ammo is allowed on the range.
|Oct. 15 & 22, 2016
NRA CERTIFIED TRAINING
These classes are lead by NRA Certified Instructors and use NRA training materials
NRA Home Firearm Safety*:
(This course replaces NRA Basic Pistol)
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.
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. 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.
*All BRCV members are required to complete this course
|Nov. 9, 2016Jan. 22, 2017
Mar. 25, 2017
June 10, 2017
NRA Basic Rifle Course:
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.
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.
NRA Basic Shotgun 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. 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.
|June 25, 2016
NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course:
Teaches beginning reloaders the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely reload metallic cartridges.
This course is eight hours in length and is conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire 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.
|Nov. 5, 2016
NRA 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 300 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. 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.
|April 2, 2016
Apr. 1, 2017
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course:
The NRA 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 Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home participants in this course must be at least 21 years of age and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.
|May 21 & 22, 2016
May 20 & 27, 2017
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Course:
Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for ones 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. Students will receive the Refuse To Be A Victim student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.
|April 30, 2016
NRA Women On Target (WOT) Shooting Clinic:
Women On Target®Instructional Shooting Clinics create more opportunities for women ages 10 and up to learn all about firearms and to gain confidence in newly-acquired shooting skills.
If you’d like to:
- Learn how to safely handle a firearm
- Learn about safe storage options for your home
- Learn about defensive shooting & protection in the home
- Learn about competitive shooting
- Learn in a safe, friendly environment
- refer one-on-one instruction
then Women On Target® is right for you!
|April 16, 2016
NRA Instructor Courses
Since 1871, a major objective of the National Rifle Association has been to provide education and training in the safe and proper use of firearms. Knowing how to shoot is an important requirement for NRA instructors, but you will also need to know how to teach others to shoot. NRA Instructor Training Courses help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and teach courses in the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program.Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have been certified by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot.
To qualify as an NRA Instructor:
- Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
- Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
- Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.
NRA Range Safety Officer
|Nov. 19, 2016
NRA Basic Pistol Instructor
|Sept. 10, 11 & 17
NRA Basic Rifle Instructor
|Not Currently Scheduled
NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor
|Not Currently Scheduled