Welcome to CarryOn Firearms Training and the NRA’s Course Offerings.
Basic Pistol Shooting Course (BPSC):
This course is a great course for anyone who intends to be around firearms for any reason. Several subjects will be covered. They include:
- Basic Firearms Safety and Safe Storage:
- Students will learn firearm safety, safe handling of firearms and safe storage of firearms and ammunition.
- Pistol Mechanisms and Operations:
- Students will learn the basic moving parts of a semi-automatic and revolver style pistol as well as their operating mechanisms and the steps to operating them safely.
- Building Pistol Shooting Skills:
- Students will learn the fundamentals of pistol shooting and the pistol shooting stances as well as other shooting skills and mechanics used such as grip, the draw, ready positions, presentation, sight alignment, etc.
- Pistol Maintenance, Selection and Other Uses:
- Students will gain an understanding of the maintenance process for semi-automatic and revolver pistols. This includes disassembly/reassembly of the firearm for cleaning, selection of a firearm, and it’s ammunition fundamentals will also be covered as well as the activities one might use a pistol for.
- Other Topics of Discussion:
- Time permitting, the class will be open to discussing other topics that are relevant to this class in general.
If you do not yet have your own firearm or cannot find one to borrow, I may have one you can rent for your Proficiency Tests (See Firearms For Rent). Also, I will be using firearms from my own collection for class purposes and anyone who wants to shoot any of them after all the proficiency tests are done may do so. I will provide ammunition (50 cents/round, while it lasts, .22 is 25 cents/round). I would like to hold rounds fired to five rounds per student. Those of you choosing to do this may be part of cleaning crew for the firearms used. You are welcome to use a firearm borrowed from someone else or provided by you for the Proficiency Test, but it must pass inspection from one of the RSO’s. I may be able to rent one of my firearms to you, by prior arrangement (email or phone), for proficiency testing. All students need to provide at least 50 rounds (100 recommended) for the firearm they intend to qualify with. This presents you with the opportunity to shoot a variety of calibers before you buy your own handgun. Four this course, you can do your Proficiency Test with a .22 caliber if you want to. I will bring the two I have, on the Proficiency Test day.
NRA Personal Protection Inside The Home Course (PPIH):
Prerequisite: This 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). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an 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. This is a serious, informational, fun and necessary course for anyone who is serious about home defense. Isn’t that pretty much all of us? Work your way up to this course, by completing the prerequisite, and we think you will really enjoy this course, as much as we enjoy presenting it.
Description: 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 should expect to shoot approximately 100-150 rounds of handgun ammunition. 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.
NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course (PPOH):
Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute 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.
Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will learn intermediate defensive shooting skills, strategies for personal 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 should expect to shoot approximately 150-200 rounds of handgun ammunition.
NRA Basic Range Safety Officer (RSO):
This course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.
NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar (RTBV):
“It will never happen to me”… it only takes once! This seminar teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes, cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies and practices including situational awareness, carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students 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.