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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

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30 Jun, 2022
$ 300.00
CAMP WANOCKSETT Instructor: Robert Boilard Instructor Level Classes

NRA Basic Rifle Instructor

NRA-InstrutormdPlease Note: if you need BIT to take this course it is on the schedule.
Basis Instructor Training (BIT) is required when:
1. You are new Instructor Candidate.
2. You are a current instructor but have not had BIT within the last 2 years.
Student Level NRA Basic Rifle Course is a prerequisite to take this course.

 

This course includes classroom and range time learning to how to teach the sport of shooting rifles. Instructor Candidates learn how to teach the 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. Instructor Candidates will receive the NRA Basic Rifle Instructor Manual & CD, Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Instructor Examination, and course completion card.

rifle2In order to take this course you must pass the prequalification test which includes firearms safety, shooting evaluation etc. 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! RiflePreQual.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.

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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

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09 Jul, 2022
$ 200.00
Defensive Strategies, LLC Instructor: Robert Boilard Beginner | Intermediate

SAFTEA 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.
  • 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.

REQUIRED GEAR:

  • IWB/OWB Strong side holster (no shoulder rigs, pocket holsters, or cross draw holsters allowed)
  • 300 Rounds of Factory ammunition (No reloads or remanufactured ammo allowed)
  • .38 special revolver or larger with 3 autoloaders, OR .380 semiatuto pistol or larger with a minimum of 3 magazines
  • Mag Carrier with 2 mag capacity.
  • Baseball type cap
  • Eye & hearing protection. Amplified muffs highly suggested.
  • Hydration System or bottled water
  • Knee pads highly suggested
  • Cover garment
  • Backup gun is always highly suggested
  • A positive attitude
Event Capacity22
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.

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29 Jul, 2022
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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.

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31 Jul, 2022

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor - with BIT

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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.
http://www.defensivestrategies.org/instructor-level-courses/nra-basic-pistol-instructor-course

  • 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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