Here are the courses we currently offer:
NRA PISTOL AND PERSONAL PROTECTION CLASSES
We also offer all of the NRA handgun and personal protection courses which are listed below. They must be taken in sequential order as each is a pre-requisite for the next.
WE CAN BRING THESE TO ANY GUN CLUB THAT HAS THE REQUIRED FACILITIES. CALL TO SET UP A CLASS AT YOUR CLUB. MEMBER DISCOUNTS ARE PROVIDED!
- NRA BASIC PISTOL
- NRA Basic Pistol is for the new shooter. It covers everything needed to be a safe knowledgeable shooter with an understanding of the fundamentals of pistol shooting
- NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
- NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME
- NRA PPOH is for those who have a grasp of the shooting fundamentals. It covers everything related to self protection with a handgun including: Situational Awareness, Hazard avoidance, Physiology of a dangerous encounter, use of cover and concealment, carry methods, presentation shooting on the move, shooting positions, interaction with law enforcement and dealing with the aftermath of a shooting.
- NRA ADVANCED PERSONAL PROTECTION
DYNAMIC SURVIVAL SHOOTING
(The Dynamic Survival Shooting courses are not NRA courses)
Dynamic Survival Shooting is based on sound proven techniques and tactics that I have assembled from the most reputable sources. I do not lay claim to inventing any new techniques nor do I profess to have any first hand combat or gun fighting experience. In fact I hope that I never have to use the gun in self-defense. What I present is the knowledge gathered from countless hours of training, studying actual violent encounters and contemplating the infinite realm of “What if”.
What I present in my Dynamic Survival Shooting methodology is a clear and concise breakdown of the fundamentals of shooting techniques and tactics that are likely to be required to prevail in the context of a violent encounter.
DSS 101 provides a 4 hour intensive dive into firearm safety, handling and shooting skills development. It is tailored to the new shooter as well as more experienced shooters who are looking to develop the proper fundamentals of pistol shooting and beyond.
The shooter will leave the range with a greater degree of confidence and competence with their handgun. We don’t just teach you how to shoot. We teach you how to practice for continuous improvement.
All of our courses are taught from the defensive mindset. Even at the most basic level we discuss how the techniques fit safely and responsibly into the context of personal defense.
This course requires 100 rounds of ammunition, a good working pistol or revolver, 2 extra magazines or speed loaders, safety glasses and hearing protection.
Here we build on the skills previously learned. We will have you presenting from concealment, shooting on the move, using cover, shooting from various position, strong hand, support hand, using your brain to determine the nature of the threat and following through with an appropriate response.
This course requires 200 rounds of ammunition, a good working pistol or revolver, 2 extra magazines or speed loaders, a strong side belt holster, magazine pouches, an adequate belt, safety glasses and hearing protection.
Our Workshops offer an opportunity for graduates to practice Combative Handgun Drills along with our instructors! Once you have had taken the DSS course you will be invited to participate in our Workshops held throught the season at Strongside!
UTAH CONCEALED FIREARMS PERMIT CLASS
Our Utah CFP course is a 4 hour classroom based course taught by an NRA & Utah BCI certified instructor. Course instruction includes the following topics: handgun safety rules, handgun parts and operation, ammunition, fundamentals of shooting, safe firearms handling, Utah criminal & traffic code, U.S. federal firearms regulations, BCI administration policy, practical and legal considerations, and more.
Everything required for your Utah application will be provided at the class. We will take your photo and fingerprints, provide and walk you through completion of the application and provide a pre-addressed envelope.
All you have to do is include the application fee and mail in the package.
This is NOT a live fire course and range time is not required.
CUSTOM CONCEALED CARRY AND DEFENSIVE HANDGUN CURICUULUM
Regardless of your level of experience we can provide you with a custom training program that will allow you to build the skills and confidence to prevail in a dynamic survival situation. We work at YOUR pace to increase your skill level. These courses are what set us apart. If you have been dissatisfied with large group classes or prefer a more personal level of attention, give our program a try. These classes are for individuals and small groups only and rates are very reasonable. We break the program down into training modules that accommodate the absolute beginner through the experienced shooter who wants to develop their defensive skills and tactics. These sessions are scheduled April thru September.
The cost of each 2 hr module is $50.00 for an individual session or $40.00 each for multiple students. (4 maximum per class).
Keep in mind that due to the “custom” nature of our training, an individuals skill level is taken into consideration allowing the curriculum to be tailored to each students needs.
Module I – Safety / Gun Handling / Shooting Fundamentals / Dry and Live Fire Drills
Module II – Safety / Presentation from Holster / Concealed Carry Methods / Dry and Live Fire Combative Drills / One Handed Shooting
Module III – Advanced Combative Handgun Tactics / Movement / Use of Cover / Positions / Weak Hand Drills / Appropriate Force Response Drills
All live fire courses require the students to have a valid New York State Pistol Permit. Youths 14 through 20 may participate when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Equipment requirements include: eye and ear protection, one or more working handguns, at least 2 magazines for each gun, *ammunition, a functional strong side belt holster and sturdy belt, any additional holsters and peripherals that make up your concealed carry kit.
Ammunition should be target practice type. Quantity required is up to 200 rounds depending on the module and your current ability.
Please feel free to call and discuss your needs.
FLORIDA CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT TRAINING
With any live fire training class you get a free Florida Concealed Weapons Training Certificate! We Provide the training required to obtain your Florida Concealed Weapons Permit. All you have to do is follow these instructions:
1) Take any of our live fire classes. This includes NRA classes as well as Private lessons and Dynamic Survival classes.
2) Call Florida for your application package.
3) Get your fingerprints taken at your local PD using the cards provided by Florida
4) Get an ID photo taken
5) Mail in the application with the Prints, the Certificate, an ID Photo and any other items required by Florida.
In 2 months you permit will arrive!