NRA Home Firearm Safety Classes

NRA Basics of Home Firearm Safety Class

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The NRA's Basics of Home Firearm Safety Class is a 4-hour non-shooting class designed to develop the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary for the safe handling & storing of firearms in the home.  

NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course

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 The goal of the NRA's Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course is to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course. 

NRA Basics of Home Firearm Safety

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NOTE FOR INSTRUCTOR CANDIDATES:  


The BASIC HFS class is not a requirement for Instructor Candidates.  But you must be familiar with all of the different action types for pistols, rifles, & shotgun. 


Detailed information on the NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor course is below.



NRA's Home Firearm Safety Class is a 4-hour non-shooting class designed to develop the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary for the safe handling & storing of firearms in the home. 

 

This class is appropriate for older children as well as adults.


Lunch is not served in this class.


You will need to provide:       

      

     A notebook            

     A pen & highlighter 

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Lessons in the NRA's Home Firearm Safety Course include:


     Rules for Safe Gun Handling


  • Gun Owner's Responsibilities
  • Why Americans Own Firearms
  • Statistics on Accidental Firearms Deaths
  • Major Causes of Firearm Accidents
  • Basic Elements of Gun Safety
  • Three Fundamental Rules of Safe Gun Handling
  • Rules for Using & Storing Guns
  • Parent's Responsibilities for Teaching Children about Gun Safety

     Identifying Parts of & Practical Exercises in      Loading/Unloading Different Types of Firearms      Safely      


  • Firearms Definitions
  • Identifying the Parts of a:
    • Single Action Revolver
    • Double Action Revolver     
    • Semi-Automatic Pistols, Rifles, & Shotguns
    • Bolt Action Rifles & Shotguns
    • Pump Action Rifles & Shotguns
    • Lever-Action Rifles
    • Hinge-Action Shotguns
    • Air Guns
  • Hands-on Practice

     Types of Ammunition


  • Four parts of a Pistol/Rifle Cartridge
  • Differences between Rimfire & Center-fire Ammunition         
  • Five parts of a Shotgun Shell
  • Choosing the Correct Ammunition for your Gun  

     Cleaning & Storing Firearms & Ammunition



Reminders:

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Defensive Specialties, LLC requires any student under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  


Students are NOT allowed to bring firearms to this class.  Any student bringing a firearm into the classroom will be dismissed.


Ladies:  If you are pregnant or nursing, we will require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot & handle ammunition. 


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.


Class Materials & a Completion Certificate  are included in the course fee.  


While you will see classes set up in the calendar, our schedule is flexible.  Please contact us if you have a specific date in mind & a different class is listed.  We will try to work with your schedule.


Family, Group, & Multi-Class Discounts are available.  Gift certificates are available. 


There is a $25 non-refundable deposit due upon registration.  If you are unable to take your class after registration, this deposit will be applied to your next class.

Instructor classes are offered once per month (in conjunction with the Basic class in that discipline).


We try to offer Basic classes once per week for your convenience.  If a basic class doesn't meet your schedule (or if you have a specific date in mind & something else is scheduled), please contact us.

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NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

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The goal of the NRA's Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course is to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, & attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course.


We offer this course once per month & run it in conjunction with a Basic Home Firearm Safety class.  Attending the Basic class is NOT a requirement to taking this class.

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Course Overview

This class is for EXPERIENCED shooters only.  It is to teach you the NRA methods for teaching a basic student, not to teach you how to handle or work firearms.  You MUST know safe unloading procedures for all of the different actions types of pistols, rifles, & shotguns.


This non-shooting class consists of 2 parts over 1-2 days: 


 Basic Instructor Training (BIT).  If you have taken BIT within the last 2 years, please let us know.  This will reduce your class by one day.   If it has been longer than 2 years, you will need to take it again. 


NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Training  

 

 Prerequisites: 


Successfully completing the HFS Instructor Pre-Course Assessment
 

  • For this qualification, you must explain AND demonstrate the basic safe handling & unloading procedures for:  
    • A double-action revolver 
    • A single-action revolver
    • A semi-automatic pistol  
    • A bolt-action rifle
    • A semi-automatic rifle 
    • A pump action shotgun
    • A hinge action shotgun  


  • Unsafe handling of firearms will result in a failing score for the Pre-Course Qualification.  Failure to successfully complete the prerequisites will result in the forfeiture of your deposit due to the time & expenses involved for the NRA Training Counselor to conduct these tests.  


Lessons in the NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Course include: 


  • Introduction to NRA Home Firearm Safety Course Outline & Lesson Plans   


  • Teaching Home Firearm Safety Lesson I:  Rules for Safe Gun Handling


  • Teaching Home Firearm Safety Lesson II:  Identifying & Unloading Different Firearms


  • Teaching Home Firearm Safety Lesson III:  Safe Gun Handling Practical Exercises


  • Teaching Home Firearm Safety Lesson IV:  Ammunition, Firearm Cleaning & Storage  


You will need to provide: 


  •      A pen & highlighter   
  •      A 1-1/2" 3-ring binder  


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Reminders

Pricing includes BIT (if necessary), the HFS Instructor Course, & Lunches.  


If you have had BIT within the last 2 years, this will reduce your time by a day.  (We don't charge for BIT, so, no, it won't save you any on the class fee.  Sorry...)  If it has been over 2 years since you had BIT, you will need to take it again.


Only "dummy" ammunition is allowed in the classroom.  


A minimum of 4 people must register in order for an Instructor class to hold. Registration ends 72 hours before the class starts.

NRA Processing/Certification Fees are not included.  You will pay this directly to the NRA after your class is completed.  


  • Fees for your first NRA Instructor certification are $30 for NRA  Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.            
  • Additional NRA Instructor certifications are $10 for NRA Members & $20 for Non-NRA Members.
  • Certifications are valid for 2 years.  All certifications will expire on the same date.   
  • Re-certification fees are a flat $30 for NRA Members & $50 for Non-NRA Members.  (You do NOT have to take the class again.)    

There is a $50 (minimum) non-refundable deposit required for registration.  If you are unable to attend the class after registering, this deposit will be applied to your next registration.  

JOIN THE NRA

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If you would like to join the NRA, you may click on the link to the left to go to the NRA website or you may sign up during your class.  Either way, you'll save $10 off the regular sign-up fee.  This $10 discount is in addition to the many benefits of belonging to the NRA. 

 
What are the benefits of joining the NRA? 


  • Discounts at over 6,000 hotels & motels nationwide
  • Discounts at several different car rental companies
  • Discounts at many other companies such as LifeLock, mortgage/real estate/moving services
  • Discounts at TLC Laser Eye Centres
  • Invitation to apply for No Annual Fee Visa® card with 0% intro APR
  • Legislative updates
  • Subscription to your choice of four award-winning NRA membership magazines
  • 24/7 defense of your firearm freedoms

For NRA Instructor Candidates:  Your NRA Certification Fees will be less!