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Firearms Training

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Course Offerings -
All class dates are going to be rescheduled ASAP. Once ranges are re-opened and states have lifted ban, we will resume classes immediately.

March 21, 2020

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course - Lancaster, PA

This course includes everything you need to obtain your NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Certification, including Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Candidates MUST complete Live-Fire Pre-Qualification prior to taking course.  See below.

**ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITE TO INSTRUCTOR COURSE: NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE.  If you have an issue finding an instructor to take care of this please ask us for assistance.

Course dates: Saturday, March 21,  8:30am-5:30pm, Sunday, March 22nd, 8:30am - 5:30pm.  Pre-qualification is scheduled for Friday, Friday, March 20th from 6:00pm-8:00pm (unless special arrangements are made)

Candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team, training aids, course organization, budget considerations, and how to prepare to instruct an initial basic pistol course to individuals with little or no experience. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach.  Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. 

All course participants must pass a NRA Pistol Instructor Pre-Qualification, which will take place on Friday, March 20.   Range location same as clssroom.  

Date:  March 21st and 22nd

Time:  Friday, March 20th,  (prequal) 6-8pm, Sat/Sun: 8:30am-5pm

Location: Morr Outdoor, 2488 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Cost:  $375.00

March 24, 2020

Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Course (Plus Personal Safety Strategies) - University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA -- RESCHEDULING FOR FUTURE DATE

COURSE FOR UMW Students, Staff and Faculty - Special Discounted Price from $125

Participants are highly encouraged to take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for men and women.

Our 4 hour all-classroom based concealed firearm permit course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun selection, ammunition, holsters and purses, malfunctions, escalation of force and relevant laws.  This course also fulfills requirements to submit application for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit  Permit, for legal carry in 26+ states.  Also included in this course are additional safety strategies to stay safe on campus.

This course does not include live fire, you do not need a firearm to attend this class. We highly encourage our students to also schedule personalized range instruction after attending this course to apply principles and develop their use of fundamentals and safety training.

Course is taught by NRA Certified & Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Certified Firearms Instructors.

Date: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Cost: Complimentary for First 25 Students Registered - $47.50 for every student after 25.  Limited number of seats available.

Location: University of Mary Washington, Lee Hall 411, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Special PRICE - Please click on REGISTER HERE and Email your information.  Confirmation and payment link will be sent.  Please indicate if you are a student or STAFF and FACULTY.

April 04, 2020

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course - Mclean, VA

This course includes everything you need to obtain your NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Certification, including Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

**ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITE TO INSTRUCTOR COURSE: NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE.  If you have an issue finding an instructor to take care of this please ask us for assistance.

Course dates: Saturday, April 4,  9:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, April 5, 9:00am - 6:00pm.  

Pre-qualification is scheduled for Friday, April 3rd from 6:00pm-8:00pm (unless special arrangements are made)

Candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team, training aids, course organization, budget considerations, and how to prepare to instruct an initial basic pistol course to individuals with little or no experience. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach.  Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. 

All course participants must pass a NRA Pistol Instructor Pre-Qualification, which will take place on Friday, April 3rd at 6:00pm - *Range information will be sent with confirmation.

Date:  April 4, 5, 2020

Time:  Friday, April 3, (prequal) 6-8pm, Sat/Sun: 8:30am-5pm

Location: Executive Office Suites, 8200 Greensboro Drive, Mclean, VA 22102

Cost:  $375.00

April 09, 2020

MD HQL Permit Course Plus Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit - Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD - SEE MAY Dates

MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Participants must take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for MEN and women.

Four-hour Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun selection, ammunition, holsters and purses, malfunctions, escalation of force and relevant Maryland laws. This course meets the training requirements to submit application for MD HQL Permit for firearm purchase, including required Live-Fire Portion. Also includes instruction and everything needed to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for legal carry in 33+ states (Maryland electronic fingerprinting NOT included).

Live-Fire portion of course will be scheduled at On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.  This schedule will be discussed during classroom portion to find ideal time for scheduling following the classroom instruction.  *Ammunition Cost and Range Fees not Included.  Required eye and ear protection must be rented at the range or purchased. 

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: BASS Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076 -- Live Fire Portion: On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.


Cost: $149.00

April 11, 2020

MD HQL Permit Course Plus Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit - Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD - See MAY dates See

MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Participants must take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for MEN and women.

Four-hour Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun safety, ammunition, malfunctions, fundamentals of shooting for accuracy, cleaning, escalation of force and relevant Maryland laws. This course meets the training requirements to submit application for MD HQL Permit for firearm purchase, including required Live-Fire Portion. Also includes instruction and everything needed to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for legal carry in 33+ states (Maryland electronic fingerprinting NOT included).

Live-Fire portion of course will be scheduled at On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.  This schedule will be discussed during classroom portion to find ideal time for scheduling following the classroom instruction.  *Ammunition Cost and Range Fees not Included.  Required eye and ear protection must be rented at the range or purchased. 

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: BASS Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076 -- Live Fire Portion: On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.


Cost: $149.00

May 07, 2020

MD HQL Permit Course Plus Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit - Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD

MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Participants must take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for MEN and women.

Four-hour Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun safety, ammunition, malfunctions, fundamentals of shooting for accuracy, cleaning, escalation of force and relevant Maryland laws. This course meets the training requirements to submit application for MD HQL Permit for firearm purchase, including required Live-Fire Portion. Also includes instruction and everything needed to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for legal carry in 33+ states (Maryland electronic fingerprinting NOT included).

Live-Fire portion of course will be scheduled at On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.  This schedule will be discussed during classroom portion to find ideal time for scheduling following the classroom instruction.  *Ammunition Cost and Range Fees not Included.  Required eye and ear protection must be rented at the range or purchased. 

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: BASS Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076 -- Live Fire Portion: On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.


Cost: $149.00

May 09, 2020

MD HQL Permit Course Plus Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit - Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD

MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Participants must take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for MEN and women.

Four-hour Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun safety, ammunition, malfunctions, fundamentals of shooting for accuracy, cleaning, escalation of force and relevant Maryland laws. This course meets the training requirements to submit application for MD HQL Permit for firearm purchase, including required Live-Fire Portion. Also includes instruction and everything needed to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for legal carry in 33+ states (Maryland electronic fingerprinting NOT included).

Live-Fire portion of course will be scheduled at On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.  This schedule will be discussed during classroom portion to find ideal time for scheduling following the classroom instruction.  *Ammunition Cost and Range Fees not Included.  Required eye and ear protection must be rented at the range or purchased. 

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: BASS Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076 -- Live Fire Portion: On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.


Cost: $149.00

June 04, 2020

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Course, Charlotte, NC (BIT 06/6/2020)

Requirements:  If you have already completed your BIT you will need to attend Friday only.  BIT scheduled for Saturday, 06/06/2020  You must also have your RSO rating.

Candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, Chief Range Safety Officer's roles and responsibilities, range standard operation procedures (SOP), range inspection and range rules, firearms stoppages and malfunctions, range safety briefings, which include emergency procedures.  Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA instructional methods. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and course student packets. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the RSO course to other candidates who portray basic students. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors.   

Date: Thursday, June 4, 9:00am - 7:00pm - BIT 6/6/20

Location: Executive Office Suites, 8200 Greensboro Drive, Mclean, VA 22102

Cost:  $250.00 without BIT - $375.00 with BIT (registration link)

 No BIT:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=QYW83M96YLBMA

June 06, 2020

NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Course - Charlotte, NC

This course includes everything you need to obtain your NRA Certified Pistol Instructor Certification, including Basic Instructor Training (BIT)

Candidates MUST complete Live-Fire Pre-Qualification prior to taking course.  See below.

**ADDITIONAL PREREQUISITE TO INSTRUCTOR COURSE: NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR LED COURSE.  If you have an issue finding an instructor to take care of this please ask us for assistance.

Course dates: Saturday, June 6,  8:30am-5:30pm, Sunday, June 7 8:30am - 5:30pm.  Pre-qualification is scheduled for Friday, Friday, June 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm (unless special arrangements are made)

Candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team, training aids, course organization, budget considerations, and how to prepare to instruct an initial basic pistol course to individuals with little or no experience. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach.  Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students. Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. 

All course participants must pass a NRA Pistol Instructor Pre-Qualification, which will take place on Friday, June 5th, 2020 at Blackstone Shooting Sports, Charlotte, NC.  

Date:  June 6,7, 2020

Time:  Friday, June 5  (prequal) 6-8pm, Sat/Sun: 8:30am-5pm

Location: Blackstone Shooting Sports, 2001 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208

Cost:  $375.00

June 20, 2020

MD HQL Permit Course Plus Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit - Bass Pro Shops, Hanover, MD

MARYLAND RESIDENTS: Participants must take this course prior to purchasing a handgun. Beginner to Advanced level course for MEN and women.

Four-hour Maryland Handgun Qualification License Course extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, handgun safety, ammunition, malfunctions, fundamentals of shooting for accuracy, cleaning, escalation of force and relevant Maryland laws. This course meets the training requirements to submit application for MD HQL Permit for firearm purchase, including required Live-Fire Portion. Also includes instruction and everything needed to apply for a Utah Non-Resident Concealed Firearm Permit for legal carry in 33+ states (Maryland electronic fingerprinting NOT included).

Live-Fire portion of course will be scheduled at On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.  This schedule will be discussed during classroom portion to find ideal time for scheduling following the classroom instruction.  *Ammunition Cost and Range Fees not Included.  Required eye and ear protection must be rented at the range or purchased. 

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: BASS Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076 -- Live Fire Portion: On Target Range, Severn Square Shopping Center, 2618 Annapolis Rd, Severn, MD.


Cost: $149.00

September 30, 2022

Firearms Business in a Box

Do you want to start your own Firearms Training Business?  

Obtain everything you need for your own business provided to you all in one stop.

One request we regulary receive from our firearms instructor candidates is that they want help setting up their business because the process is overwhelming.  The concept of 'If we build it they will come' isn't really a reality when it comes to building a firearms training academy/business.  There is much work to be done in order to create a successful business. We can help you from concept to launch in a short period of time so you can start to generate consistent income.

$2500.00 Package Includes: 

16 Hour Classroom Training in Preferred Location Currently on Training Schedule

State Registration of your LLC

Assistance with Developing Brand/Company Name (LOGO Development Addtional Charge, FONT 'Logo' Included)

500 Business Cards

6 Staff and/or Giveaway T-Shirts

Basic Website Set-up (Advising)

Marketing Strategies and Strategic Planning Session

Assistance with Curriculum for Specific State Conceal Carry Permit Courses if Applicable

5 Hours of Virtual Support as Needed

This exclusive service will quickly have your business up and running so you can start offering safe firearms training in your community/market.  (Discount offered if instructor certification is not needed.)  Call us to discuss details of this program.

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