Courses We Offer

NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation - Designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of ONE SPECIFIC FIREARM MODEL.       

     Lesson 1.  Introduction to pistol safety, parts, and operation. (45 minutes)     

     Lesson 2.  Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. (45 minutes)     

     Lesson 3.  Introduction to pistol shooting from the benchrest position. (60 minutes)     

     Lesson 4.  Introduction to pistol cleaning, storage, and training opportunities. (30 minutes)  


NRA Basic Pistol Course - This course deals with the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals.  The course is generally conducted in about ten hours of classroom presentation and practice, and approximately four hours of on-the-range shooting.     

     Lesson 1.  Pistol knowledge and safe handling.     

     Lesson 2.  Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting.     

     Lesson 3.  Firing the first shot.     

     Lesson 4.  Two-handed and one-handed standing shooting positions.     

     Lesson 5.  Pistol sports and activities.  


Pistol Masters Concealed Carry Course - An augmented basic pistol course addressing additional subjects that are crucial to carrying a concealed handgun.  


NRA Basic Personal Protection IN the Home - This course exposes students to several schools of thought regarding defensive shooting techniques.  This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This is the second course in the series, the first being the NRA Basic Pistol Course.  


NRA Basic Personal Protection IN the Home participants must be experienced shooters to maximize what can be learned from this course.  


Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following:  NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment given by the instructor staff.  


As mentioned on our Home Page, even though the subject is a serious one, we aim to make the training enjoyable and fun...yelling and "boot-camp tactics" are NOT what we are about!!

One Satisfied Protective Services Customer Had This to Say

One of our Protective Services clients had this to say:  "The Pistol-Masters Protective Services operators made me and my wife, as well as all the members of my executive staff and their wives, feel completely safe at our recent three day off-site management retreat.  Several of my executives come from our different European subsidiaries and they were able to converse in their native languages with Rich's staff during breaks and after each day's activities concluded, enhancing the feeling of comraderie and safety.  Worth every penny."    M.F.C., CEO Xxxxxxxxx, Inc.


Note:  Protective Services consultation and operations are subject to negotiation, depending upon the specific requirements, with all fees payable up-front.