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Handgun Training Courses

One on One Individual Sessions

$100 / Session

  • One on One Instruction is available for any student at any level from beginning basics to advanced coaching.

    You will discuss your individual needs with your personal instructor and plan one or more sessions that fit your schedule.

  • Your time can be spent in the classroom, on the shooting range, or both classroom and range based on a personalized training plan.

    One on one instruction includes targets and lane rental. If required, firearm rentals and ammo are not included in the training price.

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Intro to Handguns

$75 Per Student

    • Universal rules of firearm safety.
    • Basic handgun terminology.
    • Basic handgun manipulation and operation.
    • The basics of ammunition.
    • Firearm storage considerations.
    • Overview of Pennsylvania firearm laws.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction only. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc) with them on the day of class.
    • 2 hours in length
  • This is the most basic course of firearm instruction offered by National Range & Armory. This two hour non-shooting course is designed to introduce a student with no prior firearms experience to safe firearm handling and ownership. Students will leave with the knowledge to make an informed firearm purchase.
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Handgun Level I – Basic Pistol Operation

$100 Per Student

    • Universal rules of firearm safety.
    • Introduction to the Fundamentals of Marksmanship.
    • Basic handgun operation.
    • Hands-on live fire instruction.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), an appropriate firearm, 50 rounds of factory ammunition, two magazines or speed loaders, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.
    • 3 hours in length
      2 classroom, 1 on range
  • This is our basic course of firearm instruction. This course is designed to introduce new students to the basics of marksmanship and safe firearm handling. Students will receive two hours of classroom instruction and one hour of professional coaching on our indoor range.

    This course will require students to provide a serviceable pistol or obtain a rental firearm from National Range & Armory. We have multiple styles of rental firearms available and will be happy to assist you in making a good selection. 

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Handgun Level II – Handgun Marksmanship

$100 Per Student

    • Prerequisite: Students must be able to demonstrate safe firearms handling in order to take this course. While not required, inexperienced shooters are encouraged to consider Handgun Level I prior to taking Handgun Level II. 
    • Universal rules of firearm safety.
    • How to properly grip a handgun.
    • Trigger control and follow through.
    • Different types of shooting stances.
    • Handgun manipulation and operation.
    • Live fire instruction.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), an appropriate firearm, 100 rounds of factory ammunition, two magazines or speed loaders, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.
    • 3 hours in length
      90 min classroom, 90 min on range
    • Note: This course is a prerequisite for Handgun Level III
  • Building on Handgun Level I, this course focuses on the skills required to accurately operate a handgun. Here students will hone the fundamentals of marksmanship. This course will provide each student with the most amount of direct instruction available in order to build a solid foundation of firearm skill.

    This course will require students to provide a serviceable pistol or obtain a rental firearm from National Range & Armory. We have multiple styles of rental firearms available and will be happy to assist you in making a good selection. 

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Handgun Level III – Intermediate Handgun Operation

$125 Per Student

    • Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of NR&A Handgun Level II or a 1 on 1 live fire evaluation with NR&A Instructor Staff to ensure readiness.  
    • Review the universal rules of firearm safety.
    • Drawing from a holster.
    • Different types of reloading.
    • Advanced handgun manipulation.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), a functional and appropriate center fire pistol, 150 rounds of factory ammunition, three magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouches, an appropriate holster, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.
    • 3 hours in length
      1 in classroom, 2 on range
    • Note: This course is a prerequisite for Handgun Level IV
  • Continuing on the skills gained in Handgun Level II, Handgun Level III is designed to provide instruction to the student who can demonstrate proficiency and safe operation on their own firearm and is seeking knowledge on more advanced operation. Instruction will focus on drawing from a non-concealed holster, firing to effectively neutralize a target and reloading from a magazine pouch or carrier.

    This course will require students to provide a serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories. Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required. We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted. Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class. Rental firearms are not available for this course.

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Concealed Carry Level I

$125 Per Student

    • Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of NR&A Handgun Level III or a 1 on 1 live fire evaluation with NR&A Instructor Staff to ensure readiness.  
    • Review the universal rules of firearm safety.
    • Drawing, reloading and re-holstering from concealment.
    • Components of concealed carry.
    • Criteria for selecting gear.
    • Traditional and non-traditional methods of concealment.
    • Legal considerations of carrying a firearm.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), a functional and appropriate center fire pistol, 150 rounds of factory ammunition, three magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouches, an appropriate holster, concealment garments (open and closed front) eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.
    • 3 hours in length
      1 in classroom, 2 on range
  • This course is designed for those students who already have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of handgun operation and marksmanship. Students will be exposed to various methods of concealed carry as well as different types of holsters and support gear. Students will learn the proper techniques to deploy their firearm safely and effectively while carrying concealed.

    This course will require students to provide a serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories. Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required. We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted. Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class. Rental firearms are not available for this course.

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Handgun Level IV – Handgun Operator

$200 Per Student

    • Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of NR&A Handgun Level III or a 1 on 1 live fire evaluation with NR&A Instructor Staff to ensure readiness.  
    • Review the universal rules of firearm safety.
    • Movement to Contact.
    • Multiple target engagements.
    • Barricade Drills.
    • Introduction to the Defensive Mindset.
    • Required Materials: This class will consist of a small amount of classroom time but students can expect to spend a vast majority of the time on the range. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), a serviceable center fire pistol, 250 rounds of factory ammunition, four magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouches, an appropriate holster, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.  Knee and elbow pads are highly recommended for this class. 
    • 4 hours in length
      30 min classroom, 3.5 hours on range
  • This course is designed to provide instruction to the advanced student on the operation of their firearm under dynamic stress. This course will require the ability to assume improvised shooting positions (standing, kneeling, prone) as well as remain standing for long periods of time.

    This course will require students to provide a serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories. Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required. We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted. Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class. Rental firearms are not available for this course.

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Questions about our classes? Give us a call 570.601.4101