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Below is a list of all events that are currently open for registration. Click register to proceed. If you have any problems or questions please call us at 603-566-1727 or email us at training@defensivestrategies.org
01 Apr, 2020
Free
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Bass Pro Shops | Student Level Classes

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety (FREE)

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety - FREE

freeclassThis FREE introductory non-shooting course is 2 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety, handling, proper grip, storage and maintenance. Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and operation; ammunition & components; how to load and unload certain action types; shooting fundamentals; primary causes of firearms accidents; and cleaning the firearm. This non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the mindset necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.

This class is open to the general public. Bass Pro Shops & Defensive Strategies, LLC wants everyone to know basic firearm safety.... so come join us on the the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for this class. Registration is require.

Please Note: This is a Non-Shooting Course conducted in the classroom only.

Please Note: If you need a Certificate as proof of attendance for your gun club, the courts or for whatever reason, we are happy to do so for a fee of $25.

Class Location:

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road
(Above Jacques Flowers)
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

First Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

04 Apr, 2020
$ 150.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Beginner | Student Level Classes

SAFTD Concealed Carry Course - CCW (2 Days)

ccwsThe goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division’s Concealed Carry Course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in personal protection and carrying a concealed handgun, knowledge of various types of handguns, ammunition and how it functions, fundamentals of shooting in conventinal and non-conventinal shooting positions, legal aspects of carrying and use of force fundamentals. 

The SAFTD CCW course consist of 11 lessons and is geared to the novice to intermidate students:

  • Lesson 1 Intro of course, history of SAFTD, staff, students
  • Lesson 2 Introduction to Ammunition.
  • Lesson 3 Handguns, Malfunctions and Stoppages.
  • Lesson 4 Situational Alertness and Mind Set
  • Lesson 5 Physiological Reactions and Mental Preparedness
  • Lesson 6 Range Safety and Operations
  • Lesson 7 Defensive Shooting. (Total 100 to 150 rounds)
  • Lesson 8 Handgun cleaning.
  • Lesson 9 Introduction to holsters, belts, off body carry and EDC gear selection.
  • Lesson 10 Common Shooting Stances and Presentation from the Holster.
  • Lesson 11 Range operations for day 2. (150 to 200 rounds)

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

25 Apr, 2020

Ladies Only Pistol Class

women onlySorry guys, but this class is all about the Ladies. This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns as well as other women only specific topics. The ladies will learn rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; two handed standing position; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. The Ladies will receive a course completion certificate after taking a basic Student Examination.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

26 Apr, 2020
$ 100.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Beginner | Student Level Classes

(Basic Handgun) - SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun

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PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Defensive Strategies, LLC has replaced NRA BASIC PISTOL with SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “F.A.S.T Handgun” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun "Fundamentals and Safety Training", a basic understanding of ammunition and how it functions as well as the shooting fundamentals.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the safe use of a firearm – in this case a handgun. F.A.S.T Handgun is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn the basics of operation, cleaning and maintenance, safety and much more in a convenient 4 to 8 hour course. “F.A.S.T Handgun” is also meant as an introductory course for students new to handguns prior to taking SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 or NRA Defensive Pistol.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

26 Apr, 2020
$ 35.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Law Classes | Student Level Classes

Use of Force & the Law

ladylawImproper use of your firearm can get you into serious legal trouble. If you're a gun owner, own a gun for personal or home protection or carry a firearm on a regular basis in New Hampshire or other states; you're going to want to take this class. In this class we will discuss the law aspects of firearms and personal protection, the use of lethal force in and outside the home and how it applies to private citizens, protection of others, selling, buying, concealed vs. open carry and much, much more. (Course Length 1.5 Hours).

02 May, 2020
SAFTD Master Instructor Workshop

SAFTD MI Workshop

SAFTD Master Instructor Workshop 2020 4 days May 2-5 2020, Huntingdon Pa 16652

  • Instructor Staff minimum: One Natonal Master insructor, one Regional MI, State MI and assisting MI's.
  • This course will prepare the SAFTD Instructor to advance to Master Instructor. (Instructor trainer)
  • You must already be an SAFTD Instructor and meet the requirements to attend this class. Contact your MI if you have questions.

When you complete this class you will be able to teach: All of your current classes plus SAFE/OC spray, Method of Instruction and Range Officer.

Subject covered:

Range qualifications.
   FBI and other LE quails. Handgun, Carbine, Shotgun. (Run by candidates observed by MI’s)
   Candidates will setup and teach various levels of range courses of fire.
   One handed manipulation handgun/carbine/shotgun.
   Tested in unusual positions demonstrations.
Briefed and updated to all recent changes in MOI, SOP’s, RO, all other classes and the Portal.
Candidates will teach portions of MOI, RO, 1, 2, 3 level and SAFE classes.
If you are not a SAFE Instructor you will leave with that rating in addition to OC Spray.
Introduction to new SAFTD classes like Cardiac Emergencies and Basic Trauma.
Your CPR/AED and First Aid skills will be reviewed.
Q&A period.
Evaluating a student/instructor in the classroom and on the range.

Written test, shooting and oral evaluation must perform with a 90% or higher.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be a SAFTD level 3 instructor in Handgun-Carbine and Shotgun.
Must have taught or assisted with 150 students total in 30 classes.
Must have been an SAFTD Instructor for two years min.
Must be current with CPR/AED and First Aid.
Must be 21 years of age at time of class.
Must be recommended in writing to HQ by an MI.

The SAFTD itself will be running this MIW’s.

There is also limiting the class to 10 seats for future MIW’s.  There is a great deal of information to cover in just four days.

  • What you need to bring:
    Hearing and sight protection, Range/weather clothing. Your normal range bag and supplies (You will be running a portion of the range).  Knee pads are optional and other safety equipment you use.
    500 FMJ rounds handgun, 5 dummy rounds in your handguns caliber,
  • Handgun (A spare is a good idea), strong side holster (no nylon), quality belt, mag holder (for two mags) 2 mags equal to hold 20 rounds,
  • Shotgun-Pump or Semi-Automatic
  • Sling
  • 100 rounds 12 gauge bird shot/sport clays, 5 dummy rounds in your shotgun, sling. 5 - 00 Buck 5 - Slugs
  • Carbine (Rifle)
  • Sling (not a hunting sling “shoulder carry”)
  • 100 rounds FMJ (No steel core or armor piercing)
  • Three magazines (No chest rigs).
  • A good idea is to being extra in case you have a failure.
  • Ammo will be available for purchase before at the class, please notify us of your needs 3 weeks before class.
  • We can supply AR15 and Defensive Shotgun for qualification so you don’t need to ship or bring anything.
    We even have a few handguns and holsters available. To use any firearm you must provide a State CCW, Purchase permit or DL for our due diligence.
  • Optional:
  • Laptop or Tablet with USB drive (optional but highly suggested)
  • USB flash drive
06 May, 2020
Free
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Bass Pro Shops | Student Level Classes

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety (FREE)

Basic Pistol Shooting & Safety - FREE

freeclassThis FREE introductory non-shooting course is 2 hours long and includes classroom time learning firearm safety, handling, proper grip, storage and maintenance. Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling and storage; firearm parts and operation; ammunition & components; how to load and unload certain action types; shooting fundamentals; primary causes of firearms accidents; and cleaning the firearm. This non-shooting course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and explains the mindset necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition.

This class is open to the general public. Bass Pro Shops & Defensive Strategies, LLC wants everyone to know basic firearm safety.... so come join us on the the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for this class. Registration is require.

Please Note: This is a Non-Shooting Course conducted in the classroom only.

Please Note: If you need a Certificate as proof of attendance for your gun club, the courts or for whatever reason, we are happy to do so for a fee of $25.

Class Location:

Defensive Strategies, LLC
712 Mast Road
(Above Jacques Flowers)
Manchester, New Hampshire 03102

First Wednesday of every month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

16 May, 2020
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

NRA Range Safety Officer Course

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This course is nine hours long and is conducted in a classroom and may include a Range facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, an Instructor Application/Course Evaluation form.

PLEASE NOTE: Certs are issued by the NRA training department, therefore there is also additional certification and processing fees payable to the NRA.  ($30.00 for NRA members & $50.00 for non-members) for initial certification as a NRA RSO.

30 May, 2020
$ 100.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes | Beginner

(Basic Handgun) - SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun

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PLEASE MAKE NOTE: Defensive Strategies, LLC has replaced NRA BASIC PISTOL with SAFTD F.A.S.T. Handgun

The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “F.A.S.T Handgun” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of handgun "Fundamentals and Safety Training", a basic understanding of ammunition and how it functions as well as the shooting fundamentals.

NOW INCLUDES 1 hour of New Hampshire & Federal Law and Use of Force.

A person new to the use of a firearm for personal defense typically has a broad range of questions and is faced with learning a number of skills that are critical in the safe use of a firearm – in this case a handgun. F.A.S.T Handgun is specifically designed to provide a person new to handguns the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn the basics of operation, cleaning and maintenance, safety and much more in a convenient 4 to 8 hour course. “F.A.S.T Handgun” is also meant as an introductory course for students new to handguns prior to taking SAFTD Defensive Handgun 1 or NRA Defensive Pistol.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

In this class you will start by shooting a .22LR caliber revolver and then progress to a sub-compact 9mm, a full size .40 caliber and a compact .45 caliber semi-automatic. By shooting various sizes and calibers it should give you a good idea of what size frame and caliber is right for you.

Use of our firearms and ammo are included in the class price.
Safe, comfortable and air conditioned classroom.
Master Instructor always present.

30 May, 2020
$ 35.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC
Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes | Law Classes

Use of Force & the Law

ladylawImproper use of your firearm can get you into serious legal trouble. If you're a gun owner, own a gun for personal or home protection or carry a firearm on a regular basis in New Hampshire or other states; you're going to want to take this class. In this class we will discuss the law aspects of firearms and personal protection, the use of lethal force in and outside the home and how it applies to private citizens, protection of others, selling, buying, concealed vs. open carry and much, much more. (Course Length 1.5 Hours).

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