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12 Jul, 2024
Event Capacity15
14 Jul, 2024
$ 300.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Instructor Level Classes

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

NRA Basic Shotgun Instructor

NRA-InstrutormdThe NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. NRA Shotgun Instructor Training begins with the NRA Basic Instructor Training class, which must be completed first. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Shotgun Instructor certification. (You are not considered an NRA Certified Instructor until the NRA Training Department processes your application and issues your instructor credentials.) This is an 11 hour course designed to teach the fundamentals of shotgun shooting, both hunting and skeet/trap for shotgun.
To enroll in the NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class you must:

  1. Complete our NRA Basic Instructor Training class
  2. Fill out the NRA Pre-Course Questionnaire, and deposit as listed on the class page.
  3. Achieve satisfactory scores in an NRA Pre-Course Qualification that we conduct for promising potential Instructor candidates.
  4. In your Pre-Course Qualification you must: achieve a score of 90 percent or higher in a written examination and have a minimum passing score of 80 out of a possible 100 points in firearms handling, shooting competence, and firearms safety evaluation.

shotgunThe NRA states that "Only those candidates who achieve satisfactory scores in the pre-course qualification, and who meet other specified requirements for NRA instructors, are eligible for certification."
All NRA instructor training is a two-part course consisting of two classes. The NRA Basic Instructor Training class is the first part of that course and is Lessons I-V. The discipline-specific class is the second part of that course and always begins with Lesson VI.
Class Description
This NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class proceeds through eight lessons that teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course step by step using the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans, and how to teach shotgun shooting on a basic level. NRA Shotgun Instructor Training concludes with the Shotgunl Instructor Examination and other preliminaries to certification by the NRA.
Here are the eight lessons in an NRA Shotgun Instructor Training class:
VI. Introduction to "NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans"
VII. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling"
VIII. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting"
IX. Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructional Method
X. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson III: Firing the First Shots"
XI. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson IV: Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise"
XII. Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Shotgun Shooters
XIII. Teaching "Shotgun Lesson V: Shotgun Sports and Activities"

Event Capacity5
28 Jul, 2024
$ 300.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Instructor Level Classes

NRA Personal Protection In 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
04 Oct, 2024
Event Capacity15
06 Oct, 2024

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor - with BIT


Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified

The shooting qual is done during the class. Please also check the website for other prerequisites.

  • Basic Instructor Training is Required for all new Instructor Candidates
  • Current Instructors must have had BIT within the last 2 years otherwise BIT is required again.
  • Prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol Course (student course scheduled October 17th if you have not previously attended.)
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