NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting
NRA Range Safety Officer Course
Level II (Unarmed) Private Security
Level III Continuing Education
Level IV Personal Protection Officer
Level IV Continuing Education
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Level III - (Armed) Private Security
Level III Training Course and test is required for all commissioned (armed) security officers and personal protection officers. This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor. The demonstration of firearm proficiency must be completed within 90 days of the application date.
Commissioned security officers shall submit a firearms proficiency certificate along with the renewal application. Commissioned security officers and personal protection officers shall complete six (6) hours of continuing education. This training course must be administered by a licensed Level III Training School and taught by a licensed Level III Instructor. The demonstration of firearm proficiency must be completed within 90 days of the renewal application date.
Level IV - Personal Protection Officer
Texas License to Carry
The classroom instruction covers the four (4) statutory required topics and may be a four to six hour course:
Laws that relate to weapons and the use of deadly force
Handgun use and safety, including use of restraint holsters and methods to ensure the secure carrying of openly carried handguns
Non-violent dispute resolution
Proper storage practices for handguns with an emphasis on storage practices that eliminate the possibility of accidental injury to a child
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own time-frame and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.
Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an e-Learning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date.
Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
NRA Personal Protection in The Home
Short Description: 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.
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.
Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. 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 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 Refuse to Be a Victim® Seminar
Short Description: Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
More Details: A complete seminar may last four or five hours and include the entire lesson plan, but a modified seminar may be as short as one or two hours and cover topics that best suit the needs of the audience. 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 including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students will receive the Refuse to Be a Victim® student handbook; NRA Refuse to Be a Victim® brochure; Refuse to Be a Victim® Firearms Supplement; and a course completion certificate.
(This is not a NRA approved class)
This class teaches balancing speed and defensive accuracy, safely drawing from a holster, clearing malfunctions quickly, proper fundamentals, controlling rapid rate of fire, target transitioning, shooting on the move, shooting reactive targets, and managing ammunition during live firing.
Rules of Gun Safety
Proper Grip and Shooting Stance
Drawing from a Holster
Rapid Fire Practice
Recognizing & Clearing Malfunctions
Rapid Emergency Reloads & Tactical Reloads
Managing Multiple Magazines & Ammunition
Double Taps vs. Controlled Pairs
Balancing Speed & Accuracy
Multiple Target Acquisition
Steel Challenge Shooting
This is a 3 hour class for experienced shooters who are able to shoot consistent shot groups of 6” or less at ten yards. It is designed to introduce students to more challenging shooting than standing and shooting at a bullseye target. It incorporates defensive shooting principles and competitive shooting principles. It will challenge you and you will find your limits of skill in rapid fire shooting through several levels of shooting drills.
Students must have their own semi-automatic pistol of 9mm or greater caliber, an outside the waistband belt mounted holster, a two-magazine belt mounted holster, electronic ear protection, and eye protection. No sub-compact pistols are permitted. Students need two extra magazines and 200 rounds of factory loaded ammunition. This is not a NRA certified class.