NRA Membership


Safe and Practical  -Firearms Training-

Topics covered:

  • NO written exam
  • Mostly shooting
  • The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection
  • How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry
  • Basic principles of concealment
  • Presenting a pistol from holster, re-holster
  • Mental awareness
  • Mental preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection
  • Techniques for avoiding life - threatening confrontations
  • Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
  • Flash sight picture
  • Reloading under stress
  • Clear common stoppages
  • Cover and concealment
  • Presenting a pistol from concealment and shoot targets at varying distances

This is NOT a basic course, you must provide your own handgun, OWB holster, multiple magazines, and have the confidence to safely operate and manage your gun

Preparation courses to get you ready for Defensive Pistol are:

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  • .380 or larger caliber
  • 200 rounds FMJ
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection
  • Brass is HOT, clothing to protect your face, neck and the rest of yourself
  • Closed toe shoes
  • 6 hours, depending on your skill level

‚ÄčNRA Defensive Pistol - $150.00


Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol, CCW from most states

NOTE: Other certificates may be approved.