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NRA
COURSES

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) COURSES

Vitruvian Defensive Solutions is a certified trainer of the following National Rifle Association (NRA) courses:

Vitruvian Defensive Solutions is a certified trainer of National Rifle Association (NRA) courses. NOTE: Most of our firearms courses have perquisites specific for each course. Additionally, our live-fire shooting courses are for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law. Contact us for more information and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for training here.

PISTOL

Gun Safety / New Shooter

 

This is an introduction to firearms for new firearm owners. The focus of this seminar is to highlight the basic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude essential for selecting, safely handling, storing, and cleaning a firearm. This is a NON-shooting class.

Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training

The course teaches basic marksmanship fundamentals, firearm safety using a simulated pistol with a resetting trigger and laser to indicate where the shots hit. No range is needed with this simulator training course. It can be held anywhere; a meeting room in a hotel, business boardroom, or in a church hall. With very little equipment, the NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training Course teaches the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger control, grip, and breath control. Students may attend this course as a basis to decide whether or not they would like to follow-up by taking the full length Basic Pistol Course with live fire, or simply learn to improve their marksmanship skills.

Basics of Pistol Shooting (Instructor Led)

 

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a great way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting from the top firearms training organization in the world! This course provides instruction on the basic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This is a basic fundamentals course with a live-fire range shooting qualification requirement. 

 

​​Prerequisite: Contact us for more information on our prerequisite criteria for this course and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for training here.

 

​​Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor

Defensive Pistol

 

This course builds off the Basics of Pistol Shooting course information. The goal of the course is to develop the Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. This is not a class to get a Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit; this class provides instruction on methods of employing a firearm from the concealed carry position. This class is composed of more advanced live-fire shooting range qualifications and drills, as well as classroom instruction.

 

​​Prerequisite: Contact us for more information on our prerequisite criteria for this course and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for training here.

 

​​As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: how to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm; basic principles of concealment; the difference between cover and concealment; drawing from the holster; levels of mental awareness; developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection; clearing common stoppages; use of pocket pistols; and more.

Basics of Personal Protection In The Home (PPITH)

 

​​​This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

 

​​Prerequisite: This 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). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment. Contact us for more information on our prerequisite criteria for this course and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for training here.

 

​​This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Time and ammunition requirements are minimums and may be exceeded. Students will learn 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.

Basics of Person Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH)

 

​​​This 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. This course is approximately nine hours. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition or more. Time and ammunition requirements are minimums and may be exceeded.

 

​​​Prerequisite: This course 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 a NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation. Contact us for more information on our prerequisite criteria for this course and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for Training here.

Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH-A)

 

​​​This course builds off the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) course, and may be scheduled in conjunction with it. This course is an additional five hours on the range, learning advanced shooting skills, and firing a minimum of 115 rounds. Time and ammunition requirements are minimums and may be exceeded.

 

​​​Prerequisite: The perquisites for this course is the same as for the Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (PPOTH) course. Contact us for more information on our prerequisite criteria for this course and reference information on our Ineligible Persons for training here.

Pistol
Rifle

RIFLE

FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation

​​​The FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a rifle orientation program for a new purchaser. This is an introduction to operating a rifle with a hands-on and live-fire (shooting at range) component.

 

​​​NRA FIRST Steps Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Basic Rifle Shooting Course

​​​This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

 

​​​This course is approximately eight hours long and includes classroom and range time emphasizing 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.

Safey & Def

SAFETY & DEFENSE

Range Safety

​​​This course is approximately nine hours long with the purpose to develop NRA certified Range Safety Officers (RSOs) who posses the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. The course provides information covering: the role of RSOs, range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), range safety briefings, range inspections and rules, emergency procedures, and how to clear firearm stoppages and correct malfunctions.

Refuse To Be A Victim®

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​​​Refuse To Be A Victim® is NRA’s award-winning personal safety and crime prevention program. These sought-after seminars teach participants how to improve their personal safety strategies, and what techniques and tactics can be used to help avoid becoming easy victims of crime. In general, seminars heighten public awareness of what can and should be done to stay safe.

Vitruvian Defensive Solutions NRA Membership
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