8+ Hour Course - This course is the North Carolina Justice Academy (NCJA) certified course on the laws governing deadly force in the state of North Carolina (NC), the NRA Basic Pistol Course, and the NCJA’s shooting classification test. The purpose of this course is to allow a lawful citizen of the state of North Carolina, who is legally able to obtain a permit in the state, to learn basic safety, skills and functions of firearms as well as NC laws regarding deadly force and self-defense. This class is taught in a group, individual, or specialty (ex: female only) format. This course is 8+ hours of classroom lecture and study followed by 2 hours at the shooting range after successfully passing a written exam. This course timing is the state minimum, so be prepared to stay longer than anticipated.

The classroom phase covers the laws governing self-defense, deadly force, basic firearm functions and firearm ownership. You will learn when you can and cannot use deadly force, where you can and cannot carry a concealed handgun and what your responsibilities are when traveling out of state. We cover various types of handguns and ammunition and how to operate and maintain them. The range portion of the course is reviewed in the classroom but you can expect to be firing a minimum of 30 rounds from 3, 5 & 7 yards at a target. Passing this course requires that you can safely handle, load, unload, and shoot your pistol to the State and our internal requirements. Both the instructors and students are required to treat safety as the number one priority of this course. 

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is a gun accident prevention program developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts. It began in 1988 with one mission: teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun. In 2015 the NRA introduced a fresh, new Eddie and added some friends—his Wing Team. Though Eddie has evolved, his mission has not. In the brand new video, Eddie and his friends remind children that if they see a gun, they need to Stop! Don’t touch. Run away. Tell a grown-up.

You talk about stranger danger, Internet safety, fire drills and more with children...so why not include gun safety? The program makes no value judgments about firearms, no firearms are ever used, and it covers an important topic that needs to be addressed with kids. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets and matchbooks, firearms are simply treated as a part of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense. Neither Eddie nor any members of his Wing Team are ever shown touching a firearm, and there is no promotion of firearm ownership or use. The NRA does not make any sort of profit off the program, nor does it intend to. The goal of the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program is to help prevent accidents and keep children safe.


We offer this free to any families, churches, youth groups, camps, schools, and anyone who would like more information. The program is interactive for children, and can be as short as 10 minutes to half a day, depending on your time. We provide giveaways for the children as well.

3 Hour Course - FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol. This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases, the course will take proportionally longer.


Course Goal

“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”



  • Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation

  • Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position

  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities


Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”.


Both the instructors and students are required to treat safety as the number one priority of this course.

Pistols can be the hardest to learn. In the Basic Pistol course students will learn the the basics of pistol shooting and receive intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.


Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.” NRA



  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

  • Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)

  • Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions

  • Pistol Sports and Activities


Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.


Both the instructors and students are required to treat safety as the number one priority of this course.

8 Hour Course - 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.  


Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. 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. Students will receive the 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.  
Note: Lesson III of this course: 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. NRA Certified Instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above and then only in their capacity as an attorney, or other state certified individual not in their capacity as an NRA Certified Instructor.

Hourly - Focusing on the individual needs of the students our one-on-one training is available in classroom only, range only, or classroom and range formats. The training is traditionally billed hourly but may be adjusted to suit the trainee. Both the instructors and students are required to treat safety as the number one priority of this course.

4 Hour Course - Students learn rules for safe gun handling; various rifle types, rifle parts and operation; ammunition compenents and differences; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the various positions such as bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling; cleaning your rifle, and other opportunities for skill development. 

4 Hour Course: Students learn rules for safe gun handling; shotgun types, parts and operation differences; shotgun shell components (ammunition); shotgun shell malfunction types and how to clear them; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at static and moving targets; cleaning your shotgun; and other opportunities for skill development

2 Hour Course - This course introduces the students to the competitive shooting organization of choice. We introduce students to the basic needs, rules, and organizations of competitive shooting. We cover IPSC/USPSA, IDPA, 3GN, NRA, and others. The course is a combination of classroom and range instruction with heavy emphasis on safety, fundamental skills, and marksmanship. 

3 Hour Course - This course builds on Competitive Shooting 101 adding new skills, challenges, drills and time to your training regimen. Mostly Range intensive this class will help you focus on your specific competition of choice and we add in video training to enhance the experience.

3 Hour Course - This course is designed to provide a student who has mastered the fundamentals a look into the world of defensive shooting. We will go through various cover and concealment positions, shooting positions and techniques using both strong and weak hands, and spending a majority of time on the range at distances within 21 feet.

3+ Hour Course: After completing Defensive Shooting 100 a student may take this course which emphasizes on more advanced techniques, shooting positions and adds movement and stress to the environment to provide a more realistic training environment. This course will bring about the students weak points, and allow correction and coaching on how to respond in a real life scenario.

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