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02 Oct, 2021
$ 200.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard 

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.


The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Level two involves five additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate. This is a 1-1/2 to 2 day class, so please plan accordingly. Instructor candidates need both the Basic and Advanced trainging in the course.
girlwithhandgunThe NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.
Note: Lesson III of the Personal Protection In and Outside the Home courses "Firearms and the Law", and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law, or a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state, or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.

Equipment Required:

~ Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
~ Holster – strong side holster - (no cross draws or shoulder rigs). Women's Holster Purses are acceptable.
~ No pocket guns or holsters. You will be presenting the gun from concealment and reholstering approx. 100
   to 150 times. You need to be proficient at this task and have a holster that does not collapse when the
   gun is removed.
~ Concealment garment, light jacket, shirt or vest.
~ Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
~ Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 300 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS
~ Two extra functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
~ Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
~ Dual Magazine carrier optional but HIGHLY recommended.
~ Hydration system or Bottled water.
~ Optional Items are a hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, rain gear. We will be on the range uncovered
    and exposed to the elements for the entire day – be prepared. Class is on RAIN or SHINE.

Event Capacity20
06 Oct, 2021
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

Event Capacity24
09 Oct, 2021
$ 300.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Instructor Level Classes

NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Instructor

NRA-InstrutormdInstructor Candidates should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Instructor Candidates will learn how to teach the 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. Instructor Candidates will receive the NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Manual, 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 Basic Personal Protection In The Home Instructor 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) to maximize what can be learned from this course.

Equipment Required:

  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • Shoes – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver with at least 100 rounds of factory ammunition. NO RELOADS
  • At least two functional magazines (semi-autos) or speed-loaders (revolvers)
  • Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional) and foot wear suitable for training outdoors.

PLEASE NOTE: Certs are issued by the NRA training department, therefore there is also additional certification and processing fees payable to the NRA.

**This is a 2-Day Course with BIT 1 day without** You must have completed and be Certified to teach NRA Basic Pistol course along with having successfully completed the Personal Protection in The Home Student Course and pass the prequalification test in order to take this Certification Course. You also must have had Basic Instructor Training within the last 2 years if the BIT is not included in this course.

Download the Pre-Course Qualification here! PPIH-Prequal.pdf
Download the Pre-Course Questionnaire Here! PreCourse-Questionnaire.pdf
Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

Please remember NRA Instructor Courses are performance based courses, Instructor Candidates must possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for this level of training. You do not pay and automatically pass Instructor training. You pay to have the opportunity to pass.

Event Capacity22
17 Oct, 2021
$ 100.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Course

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APPROVED COURSE FOR MASSACHUSETTS CLASS A LTC's

Event Capacity22
23 Oct, 2021
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes | Beginner

(Basic Handgun) - SAFTEA 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.

Event Capacity22
24 Oct, 2021

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.

Event Capacity22
03 Nov, 2021
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

Event Capacity24
06 Nov, 2021
$ 100.00
Londonderry Fish and Game Instructor: Robert Boilard Advanced | Intermediate | Student Level Classes

The Dog Fight! The Range Session for Operators!

youtubeheaderEveryone's an Operator until it's time to do Operator stuff! We all know it, we all seen and heard them. Well, here's your chance to prove it. You've got the guns, you've got the ammo and all the fancy accessories, now let's see if you've got the brawn and the skill set to use it. The Dog Fight!, is a full day range session to test your skills and see if you reign victor at the end of the day. Sign up now since we only take 12 people per session.

The session will start with simple drills to eliminate the newbies and facebook warriors, each drill will become increasingly more difficult and complex as the day goes on with multiple threats, positions, mag changes, platform transitions and much more. Try to keep up so you don't get eliminated as there are various reasons that you might (just keep reading......

You will encounter active threats, hostage situations, shoot & no-shoot targets, timed drills, you will also encounter mag changes, gun stoppages, platform transitions and need to make quick decisions in dynamic situations. The question is will you still be standing at the end of the day. This is the time to test your gear, yourself, your skills and decision making in real encounters. You will shoot on the move, behind barricades, standing, kneeling, prone etc. If this all sounds too difficult for you, it probably is, only one way to find out; you can participate or you can continue to be a gun owning couch potato. The decision is yours!

Non-Inclusive list of Elimination Factors:

  • Too many unaccounted rounds.
  • Hitting No-threat targets.
  • Failure to Follow directions.
  • Gear or safeties that do not work. 
        ~  All gear will be checked at the begining of the session.
  • Unsafe holsters or holstering.
  • Killing a Hostage.
  • Elimination by a Range Officer.

Gear Needed:

  • Any Rifle, AK, AR, PC Carbine or AR/AK Pistol with sling. (Slings are not optional).
  • Iron sights, Red Dot or magnified scopes acceptable.
  • 2 magazines with mag carrier or chest rig for Rifle magazines.
  • Semi-auto handgun with strong side or appendix holster.  MOS sights OK - no other carry mode acceptable.
      ~ Note: Appendix carry is not the preferred carry method for slung rifles.
  • 2 magazines & mag carrier for pistol magazines.
  • 200 rounds handgun ammunition. NO remanufactured or reloaded ammunition.
  • 200 rounds rifle ammunition. NO remanufactured or reloaded ammunition.
  • Hydration
  • Eye & ear protection
  • Knee pads optional

This is NOT a competition, this is a skills test, there are no prizes, no atta-boy's or kudos other than the satisfaction that you attended and knowing you can keep up with other operators. Successful attendees still standing at the end of the day will have the satisfaction of knowing that they are in the top 1% of all gun owners. You may fail, you may prevail, but we guarantee you will have a lot of fun and learn a lot!

Note:  All operators will received a "Certificate of Attendance" indicating highest stage achieved. Sorry no participation trophy's today.
Note:  You can change guns at anytime during the session with Range Officer approval after safety check of the gun. Failure to notify range officer will result in dismissal.

Failure to observe the rules of safe firearm handling will result in immediate dismissal from the session. This includes muzzle discipline, trigger finger discipline, flagging anyone or yourself, not using safety on slung rifles, and others as determined by a range officer. If you don't have these basic fundamentals down including working from a holster, you probably should not sign up for this range session.

Event Capacity10
10 Nov, 2021
$ 75.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Law Classes | Student Level Classes

FREE U.S. Law Shield Gun Law Seminar

FREE U.S. Law Shield Gun Law Seminar

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Defensive Strategies, LLC is proud partner of U.S Law Shield and we are hosting a Gun Law Seminar on September 10, 2020. The seminar starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 8:30PM. This seminar costs $10.00 to attend but you will receive a U.S Law Shield Book explaining all the Gun Laws and Constitutional Rights which is worth its weight in gold, additionally you will hear from a top New Hampshire Attorney discussing the laws surrounding  firearm possession and use of deadly force. You won't want to miss this!!

November 10th, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30PM
use code "friend" to attend FREE

ladylawOur events feature experienced attorneys, law enforcement, and other firearms professionals who cover a wide-range of topics such as the Castle Doctrine, the justified use of deadly force, where you can legally carry, what to expect when law enforcement arrives, and much more. Every event has dedicated question-and-answer segments to ensure all attendees are able to get the information they want to know from a credible source they can trust.
All attendees will receive the U.S. Law Shield publication (When Can I Legally Shoot? Knowing The Law Of Deadly Force,) a $19.95 value, FREE for registrants. This publication explains the ins-and-outs of the law of deadly force in plain language, helping you understand when you are legally allowed to press that trigger.

Don't Hesitate, Grab a friend or relative and register today for your chance to receive a free education on the most important firearm laws every gun owner should know!

Program Attorneys in New Hampshire:  Evan Nappen and Sean List.

Sign up today.
November 10, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:30PM
use code "friend" to attend FREE

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Event Capacity45
13 Nov, 2021
$ 175.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

SAFTEA Defensive Carbine 1

carbine2The goal of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Division's “Defensive Carbine 1” course is to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic knowledge of carbine safety, various types of carbines, an understanding of ammunition and how it functions, shooting fundamentals and an introduction to defensive shooting skills.

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 use of a firearm – in this case a Carbine – to defend themselves, their family or someone in their charge. Defensive Carbine 1 is specifically designed to provide a person new to carbines the opportunity to gain that knowledge and learn those skills.

A number of topics will be covered in “Defensive Carbine 1 - Introduction to the Defensive Use of a Carbine. These include but are not limited to:

  •     Safe handling of your firearm.
  •     Safe Storage of your firearm and ammunition.
  •     Basic components of a Carbine
  •     Types and Operation of various Carbines.
  •     Working With A Natural Defensive Stance
  •     Integrating The Color Code Into Your Life
  •     Finding Your Balance of Speed and Precision
  •     Clearing Common Stoppages
  •     Progressive Shooting Drills
  •     Definition of Cover and Concealment
  •     Use of Cover
  •     Shooting From Low and High Barricades
  •     Selecting a Carbine and Ammunition
  •     Cleaning and Maintain your Carbines

Required Equipment

  •     A modern, serviceable, semi-auto carbine.
  •     Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred).
  •     Sturdy Shoes, Long Pants, Shirt With Higher Collar
  •     Ammunition: Factory fresh ammo only. NO RELOADS or specialty ammo.
  •     Extra magazine carrier
  •     Comfortable clothing, knee-pads (optional but recommended).
  •     Hydration system or Bottled water.
  •     Baseball Cap
Event Capacity10

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