NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home

8 hour class

Home invasion crime is on the rise in our area.  How would you react if it happened to your?  Do you know how to deter these crimes? 

This is a full-day class covering many aspects personal protection: awareness training, securing your home or business and  basic defensive pistol shooting.  Includes hands-on training and live fire exercises to build your skills and confidence.

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Note that all Live Fire classes are conducted at an outdoor range, with covered firing points and a concrete slab.  Classes will go forward under most weather conditions - unless it is a "wash out".  Students should dress appropriately and are advised that it tends to be colder at the range, which is at a higher elevation above the Mohawk Valley.

Note that Youth, age 14 - 20, who have  a mature & responsible attitude,  can attend Pistol 105 and most NRA Live Fire pistol classes, with a parent or guardian.  Discounts apply, contact the instructor for details.

AirWing Marksmanship Training

Firearms Training, Pistol and Rifle Classes, Reloading Classes, Range Safety Officer Classes

USCCA - Countering the Mass Shooter Threat.

Learn how to plan for, prevent or take necessary action during a Active Shooter attack or other threat at your work place, organization or church.  Students will learn how to create an Emergency Operations Plan.  Offered as a private class for your organization or as small group class.

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NRA First Steps Rifle class

NRA First Steps Rifle - Based around the M1 Garand. Students will learn basic Safety, Operations and Maintenance and Marksmanship with a US GI Surplus M1. This class is in conjunction with a CMP Military Rifle Match, and shooters will participate in the 50-shot National Match Course. Students may be able to use a club loaner rifle, and will be required to purchase club ammo if they do. For youth or female shooters, use of a loaner M1 Carbine may be available. For info about the M1/M1 Carbine, go to:  

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USCCA Basic Handgun Class. 

This class covers the basics of defensive handgun use, cleaning & maintenance and live fire training practice.  The SIRT laser pistol will also be used.

Learn to use your pistol, with confidence!

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NRA Pistol or Rifle Instructor Class, with BIT

Basic Instructor Training (BIT) on Saturday morning, Instructor Class Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Prerequisite: Must complete the full NRA Basics of Pistol or Rifle Shooting Instructor Led class and qualification.

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NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Class

Fall 2021

NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Class - The GOLD standard in Rifle training classes! Students will learn: Safety, Marksmanship Skills, Shooting Positions, Cleaning & Maintenance. Based on the .22 rim-fire rifle, loaner rifles available if needed. Adults and Youth age 12 and up can participate. NRA Textbook provided. *Note that this class is a mandatory prerequisite for those attending the NRA Rifle Instructor Class.  discount available for a youth attending with a paid adult.

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NRA Basic Metallic Reloading - for Rifle and Pistol       Saturday, January 8,  8:30AM - 5:00PM

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* Make you own ammo - don't depend on local stores for your only supply!

All students will get hands-on training in loading rifle and pistol cartridges, learn how to calculate load data and use reloading equipment and manuals. Learn how to make your own ammo.  NRA Textbook included.

Discount for a spouse or a youth attending with a paid adult.  Discounts for members of Local Gun or Conservation Clubs*       Cost is $125.

# The LEE Modern Reloading manual will be available at the class #

SIRT(tm) Laser Pistol Class        

Train with the Hi-Tech SIRT Pistol - Similar to a Glock 17

A Fun and Informative Practice Session - Great for Families, Couples and Youth age 14+

NO PERMIT REQUIRED - Anyone Can Attend

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NRA Range Safety Officer              Saturday, January 29,    8:00AM - 5:15PM         @ Runnings of Rome NY

Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. All students will participate in hands-on exercises.  NRA Textbook included.

This class is a prerequisite for the Chief RSO class.   Special pricing for those sponsored by their local Youth Organization, or Gun / Conservation Club.    Must be 21 year of age to attend.    Cost is $125

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Pistol 101 Class. For current pistol permit holders.    In this LIVE FIRE class we will focus on Safety, Marksmanship and gun handling skills.               Click here to register or request more information                             

  • Available as private one-on-one training, by appointment only.
  • Individual membership required a local gun club (separate fee).
  • Youth age 14 - 20 can attend with an adult.

Bought a new gun?    Learn how to use it!     Or try a different pistol - 22LR, 380ACP, 9MM, 38 Special, 44 Special, 44 Magnum and 45ACP are available, including ammo for each!

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer                      Winter 2022

Saturday & Sunday class

Students must attend the NRA BIT (Basic Instructor Training) on Saturday morning unless they have already taken the BIT within the last 3 years.

Prerequisite: Must be an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer. Course is presented in two parts: Basic Instructor Training and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer training. Sessions include standard operating procedures, inspections, emergency procedures, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, safety briefings. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises and complete an open book exam.

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New NRA Basic CCW class.  9 Hours in length.  

I am one of only a few NRA Instructors who are certified to give this class.

Learn the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense.

Cost is $150, plus range access fee.   Private one-on-one classes available, contact the instructor for details.

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Requires students to have basic pistol handling and marksmanship skills as a prerequisite.  Take the NRA BOPS class or my Pistol 101 class if needed. Required training for Madison Co. residents to apply for an unrestricted permit.

US Concealed Carry Association - Concealed Carry Handgun

7 hour live fire class.   

This is the premium, introductory CCW class.  Covers defensive close-range shooting, equipment selection, legal issues related to concealed carry & use of deadly force and developing a personal protection plan.

Hands-on Live fire defensive pistol training!

Private one-on-one lessons available, with the live-fire portion at a local indoor range, membership at the range is required.

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Earning the NRA certificate qualifies you to apply for a non-resident concealed permit in Florida, Arizona and other states.             The GOLD standard in handgun training!

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Fall 2021

Available as a small group class or private one-on-one class at a local range, contact me for details.

Includes live fire qualification.Youth age 14 - 20 can attend with a paid adult.     $120, with a $50 deposit. Combine with the CCW class for a discount.  For Blended Learning (On-Line training), contact me before purchasing the training through the NRA for a cost savings.

# This is required training for Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties to apply for an unrestricted pistol permit.

Pistol 105 - BASIC PISTOL SAFETY pre-licensing class

    > Assigned Seating - If you want to sit next to a family member in class, please

       indicate that on the registration form.

  • Sunday, December 12, 9:00AM - 1:00PM at Runnnigs of Rome - Class is almost full.
  • Saturday, January 15, 9:00AM - 1:00PM at Runnings of Rome
  • Sunday, January 23, 9:00AM - 1:00PM at Runnnigs of Rome
  • Saturday, February 5, 9:00AM - 1:00PM at Runnings of Rome

Classes at Vernon National Shooting Preserve.

Info & Directions to VNSP

  • Wednesday, January 26, 5:00 - 9:00PM

This class is required to apply for a NYS CCW Pistol Permit in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida

and other central NY counties.   Cost for all classes is $60.  $5 discount for Veterans. 

Private classes available at your location!

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