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29 Jun, 2022
$ 125.00
CAMP WANOCKSETT Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

NRA Basic Rifle

rifle1This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

This is a Massachusetts approved course for FID Cards only.

This course is a requirement for NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

Event Capacity22
06 Jul, 2022
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
17 Jul, 2022
$ 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 Capacity15
23 Jul, 2022

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
24 Jul, 2022
$ 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
30 Jul, 2022
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes | Beginner

NRA Basic Pistol Course

NRA Basic Pistol Course - LTC-002

handgunlThe NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules, and take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

Event Capacity16
03 Aug, 2022
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
10 Aug, 2022
$ 75.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

Tactical Treatment of Gunshot Wounds

gunshotLearn to Save a Life:

Someone that is bleeding excessively from a gunshot or similar wound has as little as 90 seconds to live. Don't just stand there—learn the techniques anyone can use to buy the precious time needed until EMS arrives. No prior first aid or medical training is needed! In this course you will learn some of the following:

  • Situational Safety & Security Considerations
  • Treatment of Massive Bleeding
  • Treatment of Airway Obstructions
  • Treatment of a Tension Pneumothorax
  • Needle Decompression of a Tension Pneumothorax
  • Tourniquet Staging & Use
  • Hemostatic Agents
  • Evisceration Injuries
  • Building your Blowout / IFAK

Attendees will receive live instruction, hands-on demonstrations, and Course Certificate. Register today before seats are sold out. This is NOT a general First-Aid & CPR class, however we highly suggest getting certified in general First-Aid & CPR also. This course specifically covers gunshot wounds and massive bleeding.

Event Capacity22
13 Aug, 2022
$ 125.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course

rso colorsmThis 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. All first time instructors, coaches, and range safety officers pay a flat credentialing fee of $50 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $20 per rating. Renewals are $50 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.
NRA Member Benefit: credentialing fees are $30 for a 2- year term. Additional ratings are added at a rate of $10 per rating. Renewals are $30 for a 2-year term regardless of how many ratings are being renewed.

Please download and read our Liability_Waiver.pdf

Event Capacity8
14 Aug, 2022
$ 100.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Student Level Classes

Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Course

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Carry in 37 States

APPROVED COURSE FOR MASSACHUSETTS CLASS A LTC's

Event Capacity22

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