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firearms courses

Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry VA: Provides the necessary pre-requisite training in order to obtain a Virginia Concealed Carry permit.

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Concealed Carry FL: Provides the necessary pre-requisite training in order to obtain a Florida Concealed Carry permit.

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Concealed Carry UT: Provides the necessary pre-requisite training in order to obtain a Utah Concealed Carry permit.

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Multi-State CCW: This course will allow you to legally carry a concealed weapon in more than 30 states; it provides the necessary pre-requisite training in order to obtain a Virginia and Florida Concealed Carry permit.

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Basic

Basic Pistol Shooting: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

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Basic Rifle Shooting: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

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Basic Shotgun Shooting: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.

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Intermediate

Beyond the Basics (Pistol): The goal of this course is to improve the general shooting skills of intermediate level pistol shooters.

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Beyond the Basics (Shotgun): The goal of this course is to improve the general shooting skills of intermediate level shotgun shooters. Perfect for those involved in IPSC 3-gun and IDPA competition.

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Beyond the Basics (Rifle): This course provides instruction in essential defensive long gun skills. It is suitable as an introduction to defensive rifle for the beginner, and as a refresher for those that have taken a 1- or 2 day defensive long gun course in the past.

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Advanced

Low Light Shooting: This course is an introduction to low light shooting skills. Statistics show that most gunfights occur in dim light, yet the lack of range facilities often prevents shooters from training in the environment in which a potential attack is most likely to occur. This course is intended to correct that deficiency.

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Home Defense Tactics: This course deals with self defense while at home and in darkness. This class will be conducted with non-firing dummy guns in a residence, and students will participate in role-playing exercises simulating various threats including some in low light conditions.

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Defensive Pistol: Teaches the principles of tactics and provides multiple opportunities to use your acquired skills under the stress of simulated, lethal encounters. This course is a must for anyone who chooses to own or carry a handgun for self-defense.

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Tactical Rifle: Course of fire to be used is based on skill evaluation and development. Shooter will leave the course with a firm grasp on strengths and weaknesses and drills to help themselves improve.

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Pistol Skills Development Workshop: An intensive shooting course that will improve the student’s ability to shoot on the move and make precise hits on multiple targets. These skills are equally applicable to self-defense and competition.

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General Safety

Home Firearm Safety: Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

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Refuse To Be A Victim®: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for developing a strategy for one’s personal safety.

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Personal Protection

Weapons Retention Techniques: Teaches the practice of retaining weapons in close quarter situations for the purpose of maintaining control over an aggressor.

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Personal Protection In The Home: 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.

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Personal Protection Outside The Home: Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity.

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Instructor Certification

FFM Instructor Development Workshop: Provides the necessary training to become a certified firearms instructor. Candidates will be expected to participate in several practical exercises, and successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to certification.

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NRA Pistol Instructor: Course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination.

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NRA Personal Protection In The Home Instructor: NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course.

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NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor: The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor 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.

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Range Safety Certification

NRA Range Safety Officer: Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

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NRA Chief Range Safety Officer: This course requires the NRA Range Safety Officer certification as a prerequisite. The goal of the NRA Chief Range Safety Officers is to develop instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

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CPR Certification

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: Offers professional-level certification in basic life support skills including CPR and AED. BLS is typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals including Physicians, Nurses, Dental and Pharmacy Professionals, Physical Therapists, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Police Officers, Firefighters, and Athletic and Fitness Trainers.

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Adult, Child & Infant CPR/AED/First Aid: Teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two (2) years.

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Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons, the “Qualified Law Enforcement Officer” and the “Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer”, to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.

If you are a “Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer”, you must qualify annually with a certified LEOSA instructor to legally carry a firearm nationwide under LEOSA. We offer flexible scheduling for LEOSA qualification and certifying documents. This course takes a minimum of 4 hours.

In order for a retired police officer to carry a concealed weapon in accordance with the provisions of the LEOSA and HR-218, you must meet the following:

  1. Have been regularly employed as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 or more years before honorably separating from service either due to retirement or a service connected disability;
  2. Separation may not be for mental instability;
  3. Had statutory power of arrest and was engaged in or supervised the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of, or incarceration of any person for violation of law.
  4. Not be under the influence of alcohol or another intoxicating or hallucinatory drug or substance;
  5. Not be prohibited by Federal law from receiving or possessing a firearm;
  6. Possess an identification card issued by the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the agency they separated from which meets the requirements of 501 CMR 13.00 STANDARDS FOR IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.*
  7. Possess a LEOSA Training & Qualification Card issued pursuant to 515 CMR 6.00**.  This card is issued upon completion of the LEOSA training and qualification requirements and must be conducted by LEOSA certified trainers using an approved classroom and qualification course.

(Note: BFS Instructor certification is separate and distinct from the LEOSA Instructor certification.)