Course Cancellation/Change


  • Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
  • Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
  • For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
  • Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
  • The Foothills Firearm Instruction reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Foothills Firearm Instruction is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Foothills Firearm Instruction cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.

NRA Defensive Pistol


Course Length: (4 to 8 hours) – typically a weekend class

Age: 21+

Course Level: Advanced


Description
The NRA Defensive Pistol Course is conducted by a select group of NRA Instructors. The training will focus on technique and the development of a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. Upon successful completion of this training student’s should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry
  • Basic principles of concealment
  • Presenting a pistol – reholster
  • Mental awareness
  • Mental preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection
  • Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations
  • Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
  • Flash sight picture
  • Reloading under stress
  • Clear common stoppages … and more


Required Ammunition/Equipment for Students:

  • 350 rounds of ammunition recommended
  • Centerfire handgun (9mm; 40 cal, 45 ACP)
  • Strong side outside the waistband (OWB) holster or strong side inside the waistband (IWB) holster. No cross draw, shoulder holster, ankle or small of the back holster allowed. No holsters that utilize a trigger finger retention release mechanism, such as Blackhawk Serpa holster.
  • Three magazine minimum or speed-loaders for your pistol with carriers or pocket space to stow extra magazines on your person
  • Eye and hearing protection.
  • Cover garment, can be jacket, button up shirt, vest, etc.


Lessons

  • How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied to concealed carry
  • Basic principles of concealment
  • Presenting a pistol – reholster
  • Mental awareness
  • Mental preparation to develop a defensive mindset for carrying and using a pistol for personal protection
  • Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations
  • Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
  • Flash sight picture
  • Reloading under stress
  • Clear common stoppages
  • … and more


Additional information

As part of the course, students will receive copies of all of the following:

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home
  • NRA Concealed Carry Holster Guide
  • NRA Defensive Pistol Qualification Worksheet
  • NRA Defensive Pistol Module Course Evaluation
  • NRA Defensive Pistol Certificate
  • Pocket Pistol Comparison Chart


Those passing the final shooting test will receive an NRA Defensive Pistol Qualification certificate.


Prerequisites
Students are expected to show validation that they have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Safety course; or before taking this class successfully completed a pre-course evaluation with the instructor, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol. Student must already possesses a working knowledge of handguns and gun safety and should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling.


Cost: $125.00*


*Range fees may be additional.