FIREARM TRAINING COURSES

BASIC PISTOL


     The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (completed online-in your own timeframe) and a hands-on practical portion conducted at a range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor. The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.
    More Details: Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. When you enroll in the online course, you create a personal identification number (PIN). When you successfully complete the course, printing your certificate activates that PIN. The activated PIN allows you to register for the instructor-led training portion of the course. Go to www.nrainstructors.org – Find a Course Near You – select NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – and search.

     During the instructor-led-training portion of the course, an NRA Certified Instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.

The NRA Basic Course is offered both at the Paul Bunyan Club and at the Tacoma Rifle and Revolver Club .

Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club
17902 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA  98375

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club
8503 Chambers Creek Rd
University Place, WA 98464 

COURSE PREREQUISITES 

     All participants must be eligible to possess firearms in compliance with applicable Federal and State Law. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can find additional NRA training courses, locations, dates, and course descriptions (course catalog) can be found at the NRA Training Web Site.

PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME

     The Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club hosts NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course .  These courses are taught by NRA Certified Instructors and cover the basics of defensive shooting with a handgun.  Participants will learn about basic defensive handgun skills, firearms and the law, strategies for home safety, selection of a handgun for self-defense, and more.  This course consists of two mandatory sessions: 9 AM - 3 PM both days.   To obtain a registration packet, please use the form or contact the Match Director.  Advance registration and deposit of course fee ($35) is required.  

     This is an Intermediate Level course and participants are expected to be able to demonstrate the safe handling, loading, and be able to shoot a group with their handguns.

     Membership in Paul Bunyan R&S Club and/or the NRA is not required in order to attend this course.


COURSE PREREQUISITES

Completion of NRA Basic Pistol Course, or equivalent experience. 

All participants must be eligible to possess firearms in compliance with applicable Federal and State Law. 

Pregnant women and nursing mothers are encouraged to discuss their participation in this course with their physicians prior to attending. They should discuss the
effects of exposure to loud sounds and airborne lead particulate. 

COURSE SYLLABUS 

Course Length: Total Class and range time is ten hours (may run longer, depending upon range time).

Course Goals: To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense.

Student Text: NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home

Course Lessons:
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Defensive Shooting (50 minutes)

Lesson 2 - Basic Defensive Handgun Skills (three hours)

Lesson 3 - Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership and the Use of Deadly Force (one hour)

Lesson 4 - Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation (one hour)

Lesson 5 - Selecting a Handgun for Self-Defense (30 minutes)

Lesson 6 - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities (20 minutes)

Lesson 7 - Course Review and Examination (one hour)

What to Bring: A safe attitude; eye and ear protection if you have them.  Bring you own snacks and drinks.  Students will bring their own revolver or semi-automatic pistol and minimum of 200 rounds of factory new ammunition (NO reloads).  Dress comfortably and be prepared for both indoors and outdoors.

What we will provide: Eye and ear protection; targets; enthusiasm; and a safe learning environment.  A certificate of Completion ("NRA Personal Protection in the Home") will be provided to each student who successfully completes the course.

PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME

     The Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club hosts the NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home Course.  The course will be taught by NRA Certified Instructors and will cover the basics of concealed handgun carry.  Participants will learn basic defensive handgun carry modes, concealment techniques, presentation from concealment, special shooting techniques, firearms and the law, and more. This course consists of three mandatory sessions: 9 AM - 4:30 PM each day. To obtain a registration packet, or obtain additional information please use the from on this page or contact the Match Director.  Advance registration and deposit of course fee ($35) is required.  Membership in Paul Bunyan R&S Club and/or the NRA is not required in order to attend this course.


COURSE PREREQUISITES
Completion of the NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home course, or equivalent experience (instructor permission required).  All participants must be eligible to legally posses firearms.

Pregnant women and nursing mothers are encouraged to discuss their participation in this course with their physicians prior to attending. They should discuss the effects of exposure to loud sounds and airborne lead particulate.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Length: Minimum total class and range time is nine hours for the basic / level 1 portion.  The advanced / level 2 portion is an additional 5 hours.

Course Goals: To develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.

Student Text: NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home

Course Lessons:
Basic / Level 1: 
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset (1 hour)
Lesson 2 - Introduction to Self-Defense and Concealed Carry (1 hour)
Lesson 3 - Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self-Defense (1 hour min)
Lesson 4 - Carry Modes and Concealment (1 hour)
Lesson 5 - Presenting the Handgun from Concealment (1.5 hours)
Lesson 6 - Presentation, Position, and Movement (2 hours)
Lesson 8 - Sport Shooting Activities and Training Opportunities (0.5 hour)
Lesson 9 - Course Review and Examination (1 hour)

Advanced / Level 2:
Lesson 7 - Special Shooting Techniques (5 hours)

What to Bring: A safe attitude; eye and ear protection if you have them.  Bring you own snacks and drinks.  Students will bring their own revolver or semi-automatic pistol and minimum of 210 rounds of factory new ammunition (NO reloads).  Dress comfortably and be prepared for both indoors and outdoors.

Holster: Safety & control considerations in this course require that handguns be presented only from strong-side concealment-style hip (belt) holsters (outside the waistband) or holster purses.  Holsters with or without safety straps are permitted; however holsters without safety straps must be capable of holding the handgun securely during any movements made by the students.  All holsters used in the course must be designed so as to prevent the trigger finger from entering the trigger guard when the gun is holstered.

What we will provide: Eye and ear protection; targets; enthusiasm; and a safe learning environment.  A certificate of Completion ("NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home") will be provided to each student who successfully completes the course. 

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR TRAINING, CONTACT THE TRAINING CHAIRMAN HERE

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Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman's Club

Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman's Club 17902 Meridian E, Puyallup, WA 98375

HUNTER EDUCATION

 

Hunter education is designed to promote hunter awareness, knowledge and skills so that we may work together and continue our proud hunting tradition.  Through information about hunting issues, classes, activities and organizations, these materials will provide you with a convenient resource we hope will meet your hunting needs.

When the NRA began the Hunter Safety Training Program in 1948, Paul Bunyan was impressed and in 1952 conducted the first safety training program in Washington State, as recognized by the NRA.  During the next several years, Paul Bunyan worked with the Washington State Sports Council and the State Game Department, pressing for legislation making safety training mandatory for juveniles applying for first licenses to hunt.  Legislation was passed in 1957 and our Club was greatly instrumental in starting the program and in the training of both juveniles and adults who wanted to instruct.  Today the Hunters Education Program supports the efforts of the Washington State Department of Fish and  Wildlife efforts to promote safe and ethical hunting. 

In addition to the courses listed on our Calendar we support the NRA International Youth Hunters Education Challenge with an annual designed to introduce different forms of hunting and safe handling of firearms.  Every year our team of Hunter Education Instructors escort our youth to national competitions to promote the skills learned through this program.

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR HUNTER EDUCATION TRAINING, CONTACT THE HUNTER EDUCATION CHAIRMAN HERE

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Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman's Club 17902 Meridian East Puyallup, WA 98375