This class is for those with some familiarity with their pistol who want to be better prepared to defend themselves. We will introduce students to the basics of using a pistol in a defensive situation. Emphasis on safety, mindset, tactics, marksmanship and use of ancillary equipment. Students are expected to have a working understanding of safe firearm handling, aiming, and the 5 fundamentals of taking a shot.
Upcoming Defensive Pistol Courses
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
The Range Safety Officer course is an NRA Certified Course designed to teach you to safely operate a range. You will learn:
- roles and responsibilities of an RSO
- range commands
- range standard operating procedures (SOPs)
- range commands, rules and inspection
- emergency procedures
- how to conduct a safety briefing
The NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. To become a NRA Range Safety Officer, you must pass the RSO course and demonstrate that you possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.
Upcoming NRA Range Safety Officer Courses
Practical Defensive Pistol
This is not a typical class, but rather a unique opportunity to put your skills into practice. The course in held on the “pop up” silhoutte range at Camp Atterbury (range 10 or 15). This is the same range the military uses to train their soldiers and special forces. The silhouttes pop up randomly for 2 to 4 seconds in a variety of patterns to simulate the urgency of a defensive situation. Each stage is scored for hits and kills and, at the end, students will be given a printout showing their proficiency.
This class is about putting yourself and your equipment to the test.