Basics of Pistol Shooting – NRA Certification Course

Best For: New gun owners who seek broad based training and basic shooting skills, gun owners that don’t plan to CCW, shooters thinking about instructor training

Benefits: Exceeds Florida CWP Requirements, foundation for all NRA Pistol Shooting courses

Are you a new firearm owner or planning on acquiring one? Has it been years since you had the time to fire one? Did you get your CWP and want more training?

This course meets and exceeds the training requirements to obtain a Florida CCW permit, but this is not the 2-3 hour “Florida CWP” course. This instructor provides both new and experienced shooters with an updated, refined experience in the classroom and on the range. This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning, storing, and operating a pistol safely. This 8-hour course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Most importantly, during this course you will build the confidence and enthusiasm needed to have fun AND be safe. Students will be exposed to skills improvement methods that you can take home for the future. There will be Q&A time, quality NRA Class Materials, and a hands-on shooting skills experience.

Course topics include:

  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Proper Operation of Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Selection
  • Pistol Selection and Storage
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Pistol Inspection and Maintenance
  • Marksmanship and Shooting Range Safety

We offer the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting in the On-line “Blended” format, the ILT (Instructor led Classroom) format, and the new “Distance Learning” Zoom/ Teams/ Skype type format, allowing you to learn from home, and complete the course with a short “at-the-range” session. These choices allow for the most convenience as you begin your NRA Training Journey.

We will provide handguns to use if you do not have one and will provide input on current choices in handguns. Please contact the instructor for details. Students that do own a handgun should bring their handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition.

IMPORTANT: Students must not be ineligible to possess a firearm. If you feel that you might have an impediment to firearm ownership, please contact the instructor prior to registration. Wear t-shirt type collars for safety. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring their own eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We will observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience by reduced class size.

$135 for Tuition, Books, and Range Fees. VETS/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 50 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 8 hours

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call  727-470-0960.

  Basic CCW – NRA Certification Course

Best For: New gun owners who seek basic focused training  for carrying a concealed weapon, obtained a Florida CWP with a “short course” and want more in-depth training, or wish to get a Florida CWP but have more training than an entry level license “short” course.

Benefits: Exceeds Florida CWP Requirements, blend of some basic knowledge and CCW, provides insight into a proper mindset and knowledge needed to carry a concealed handgun.

This next generation course meets and exceeds the training requirements to obtain a Florida CCW permit, but this is not the 2-3 hour “Florida CWP” course. This next-level course is designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely and responsibly carry a concealed pistol for personal protection.

Having a license to conceal and carry a firearm is a major responsibility. This instructor provides both new and experienced shooters with an updated, refined experience in the classroom and on the range. This 9-hour (plus shooting time) course includes classroom and range time. You will be exposed to easy-to-learn shooting skills, responsible and safe gun ownership, handling, and storage methods. Additionally, you will become confident in additional positions, drawing, holstering, and the responsibilities of carrying concealed.  Students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.  Course topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Firearm Safety
  • Pistol Nomenclature
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills
  • Drawing from Concealment
  • Loading and Stoppage Remediation
  • Mindset and Responding to an Attack
  • Carry Modes and Concealment
  • Defensive Shooting Qualification

Most importantly, during this course you will build the confidence and enthusiasm needed to have fun AND be safe. Students will be exposed to skills improvement methods that you can take home for the future. There will be Q&A time, quality NRA Class Materials, and a hands-on shooting skills experience.

We will provide handguns and holsters to use if you do not have them (wear a sturdy belt). If you have equipment questions, we will do our very best to answer them. Please contact the instructor for details. Students that do own a handgun should bring their handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. Bring your holster and a sturdy belt, wear t-shirt type collars for safety. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We will observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience by reduced class size.

IMPORTANT: Students must not be ineligible to possess a firearm. If you feel that you might have an impediment to firearm ownership, please contact the instructor prior to registration.

$145 for Tuition and Books and Range Fees, VETS/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 100 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 9 hours .

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call  727-470-0960.

Defensive Pistol Course – NRA Advanced Certification Course

Best For: Experienced and trained gun owners who seek advanced focused training  for personal protection while out and about , or obtained a Florida CWP with a “short course” and want more indepth training, or wish get more shooting skills training than an entry level license “short” course or Basics of Pistol Shooting course.

Benefits: Prepares the student with a proper mindset and understanding of responsibilities needed to protect themselves and their family home with a concealed handgun. Provides advanced shooting techniques training, and a practical framework for defensive shooting.

Do you have a CCW, Florida CWP, Or Basic pistol certification and want to take it to the next level? Do you wonder how you will perform in an unavoidable defensive situation and close quarters attack? How can you avoid the problem? If you have no choice to respond, what are the best practices distilled from decades of others’ experiences? This may be the next course for you…

The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. Defensive Pistol is designed to teach the student the skills necessary to draw a pistol from concealment and shoot in close quarters under pressure.

  • NRA Rules for Safe Gun handling & Concealed Carry
  • Concealed Carry Ethics and Responsibility
  • Techniques for avoiding life-threatening confrontations
  • Mental awareness, Preparation, Mindset
  • Explain the psychological and physiological changes that may occur during an attack
  • Basic principles of concealment
  • Flash sight picture
  • Present a pistol from concealment and re-holster
  • Reload under stress, Clear Common Stoppages – immediate action drills
  • Cover and concealment, shoot targets at varying distances
  • Move off the line of attack and shoot
  • Pocket Pistols
  • Qualify for the NRA Defensive Pistol Certificate

This course is only conducted by NRA Certified Advanced Pistol Instructors. In accordance with International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) Regulations, only U.S. Citizens will be accepted to participate in this course.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring their own eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We will observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience by reduced class size.

$150 for Tuition and Books, VET/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 100 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 4 hours plus qualification

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call  727-470-0960.

Personal Protection Inside the Home – NRA Advanced Certification Course

Best For: Experienced gun owners who seek advanced focused training for protecting their home with a handgun, or wish get more training than an entry level FL CWP “License” course or Basic/CCW course.

Benefits: Prepares the student with a proper mindset and understanding of responsibilities needed to protect their home with a handgun. Provides home focused security strategy training, and a legal framework for armed protection of the home.

Do you have a Florida CWP Permit or similar experience and want next level training for Home Protection? Do you have Basic skills, do not necessarily carry concealed, but want inside the home defense training?

This Course for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, that are experienced shooters able to show basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm.

Course topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting o Mindset and Mental Preparation o Ethics and Responsibility
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills o Cover and Concealment o Defensive Accuracy
  • Kneeling position and Close-Range Shooting
  • Firearms and the Law- Possession, Ownership, Deadly Force (*Taught by a FL Police Instructor)
  • Strategies for Home Safety o Storage alternatives
  • Defensive strategies
  • Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  • Selecting a Pistol for Self Defense and Training Activities
  • Loading and Stoppage Remediation
  • NRA Shooting Qualification

Most importantly, during this course you will build the confidence and enthusiasm needed to have fun AND be safe. Students will be exposed to skills improvement methods that you can take home for the future. There will be Q&A time, quality NRA Class Materials, and a hands-on shooting skills experience.

IMPORTANT: Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring their own eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience – smaller classes.

Prerequisites: Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate,

NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the PreCourse Assessment (Contact the instructor for the form, it’s not too bad…). This is an 8- hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 120 rounds of ammunition in specific drills.

$150 for Tuition and Books, VET/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 150 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 8 hours…

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call 727-470-0960.

 Personal Protection Outside the Home – NRA Advanced Certification Course

Best For: Experienced and trained gun owners who seek advanced focused training for personal protection while carrying concealed, and wish get more training than an entry level license “short” course or Basic/CWP course.

Benefits: Prepares the student with a proper mindset and understanding of responsibilities needed to protect themselves and their family home with a concealed handgun. Provides advanced shooting techniques training, and a legal framework for armed personal protection outside of the home.

Have you completed the Personal Protection Inside the Home Course and want the same quality advanced training for times you are out and about? This is the course for you… This is advanced Personal Protection training that goes beyond what is taught in a CCW/CWP course. This NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home class is a HANDS-ON 2-day intermediate and advanced-level shooting course on how to use a firearm for self-defense. BOTH BASIC & ADVANCED MODULES WILL BE TAUGHT.

Course topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Introduction to Concealed Carry Safety and the Defensive Mindset o Mindset and Mental Preparation, Awareness, Ethics and Responsibility o Fundamental Gun Safety Rules, Special Carry Safety Considerations o Storage Considerations Inside and Outside the home
  • Intro: Self Defense and Concealed Carry o Mental Prep and Mindset, Avoiding Violent Encounters o Psych and Physio changes during an attack o Differences in Self Defense:  Inside vs. Outside the home o Responding to a Violent Confrontation, Legal and Social Aftermath
  • Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry and Self Defense (*Taught by a FL Police Instructor)
  • Carry Modes and Concealment o Benefits and Limitations of Various Modes
  • Presenting from Concealment (Range) Shooting Qualification
  • Presentation, Position, Movement (Range) Shooting Qualification o Barricade, Multiple Targets, Dominant & Weak Hand, Point Shooting
  • Special Shooting Techniques o Hip Shooting, Moving Rearward, Standing to Kneeling, Kneeling/ Squatting/ Sitting o Standing turn 90/ 180 degrees both Directions o Extended Range & Low Light Conditions

Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring their own eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We will observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience by reduced class size.

Prerequisites:  NRA’s Personal Protection Inside the Home Certificate or by passing the Pre-Course Assessment

(Contact the instructor for the form, it’s not too bad…). This is not a course for the novice. Students should be safe and competent in basic gun handling and should be able to keep most of their shots on a sheet of letter sized paper at 21 feet before taking this course.

$250 for Tuition and Books, VET/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 250 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 14  hours…

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call  727-470-0960.

 Basics of Rifle Shooting – NRA Certification Course

Best For: New gun owners who seek broad based training and basic shooting skills, shooters thinking about instructor training

Benefits: Foundation for all NRA Rifle Shooting classes

Are you a new firearm owner or planning on acquiring one? Has it been years since you had the time to fire one?

This instructor provides both new and experienced shooters with an updated, refined experience in the classroom and on the range. This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a rifle safely. This 8-hour course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles and Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCCs). You will be exposed to easy-to-learn shooting skills, responsible and safe gun ownership, handling, and storage methods. Students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Course topics include:

  • Gun safety rules
  • Proper operation of rifles and PCCs
  • Ammunition knowledge and selection, rifle and optics selection and storage
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Rifle inspection and maintenance
  • Marksmanship, and shooting range safety.

We will provide rifles to use if you do not have one and will provide input on current choices in rifles and PCCs. Please contact the instructor for details. Students that do own a rifle (rimfire, PCC, or 223) should bring it and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Most importantly, during this course you will build the confidence and enthusiasm needed to have fun AND be safe. Students will be exposed to skills improvement methods that you can take home for the future. There will be Q&A time, quality NRA Class Materials, and a hands-on shooting skills experience. The NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.

IMPORTANT: Students must not be ineligible to possess a firearm. If you feel that you might have an impediment to firearm ownership, please contact the instructor prior to registration. Range fee is included in the price. Wear t-shirt type collars for safety. Due to COVID-19 precautions, students should bring their own eye and ear protection and a face covering/ mask. We will observe social distancing guidelines and provide a better class experience by reduced class size.

$135 for Tuition and Books, VET/LEO Family discounts are available, Ammunition required: 50 rounds.  Course time: Approximately 8 hours

Our current class schedule can be accessed on Facebook (@GUNSAFETY4U) or by scanning this QR Code:

Please contact us at gbdavis@globalphotologists.com or call  727-470-0960.

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