At The Shooting Institute we offer a wide variety of courses for everything from beginning to highly advanced shooters.

Basic Pistol


This one day course provides the basic knowledge and attitude needed to safely own and operate handguns of various kinds. Course covers gun safety, gun storage, how to load, unload and safely fire a handgun. Included are shooting fundamentals such as sight picture, grip, stance, trigger control etc. Learn the NRA rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and how they work, Ammunition 101, and Range Rules. The last section is live fire to make sure you have learned how to apply all course information.

Course Details:
At course completion you will receive an NRA book of pistol basics, A certificate of completion, NRA gun safety rules brochure, plus more.

Course cost is $140.00 per person. A $25 deposit is required to secure your place in class.

See the Course Calendar for upcoming class dates and times.

Personal Protection in the Home


Course goal is to develop the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family.

We also cover developing the proper mindset for using a firearm for personal protection.

In this course you will:

  • Develop Defensive shooting skills
  • Develop strategies to survive a home invasion
  • Learn the Ethical responsibility of owning a firearm
  • Learn Mental Awareness

Course Details:
There will be an in depth discussion on judicious use of deadly force and how to set up a safe room.

Live fire exercises include shooting on the move and utilizing cover and concealment.

You will need approximately 150 rounds for the completion of this course.

At course completion you will receive an NRA book of Personal Protection in the Home, A Certificate of Completion, a booklet on Citizen's Right to Self-Defense and more.

Course cost is $175.00 per person. A $25 deposit is required to secure your place in class.

See the Course Calendar for upcoming class dates and times.

Basics of Personal Protection Out of the Home


Course goal is to develop the basic knowledge, skills, attitude, and proper mindset essential for the use of concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

In this course you will learn: 

  • Presentation from concealment 
  • Multiple shooting positions 
  • Utilizing cover and concealment 
  • Legal aspects of concealed carry for self-defense 
  • Develop defensive shooting skills for use outside the Home 
  • Responding to an attack outside the Home 
  • Awareness to avoid confrontations outside the Home 
  • Engaging Multiple targets 
  • Strong hand and weak hand shooting skills 
  • Aftermath of a defensive shooting 
  • Communicating with Police, Investigators, Media, etc after a defensive shooting

Course Details:
You will need approximately 200 Rounds of ammunition for the completion of this course.

At course completion you will receive an NRA book of Basics of Personal Protection out of the Home, a Certificate of Completion, material on Firearms and the Law and more.

Course cost is $185.00 per person. A $25 deposit is required to secure your place in class.

See the Course Calendar for upcoming class dates and times.

Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home


This course has no books and very little classroom time. There is a heavy emphasis on the practical application of the shooting fundamentals gained in earlier courses.

We will work on advanced shooting positions such as: 
 
Shooting while moving to cover 
Reloading drills 
More on Engaging multiple targets 
Malfunction drills 
Presentation and movement from different positions 
Point shooting 
Instinctive shooting 
Timed exercises 
Shooting and reloading while wounded 
Shooting under stress drills 
Shooting to stop he threat drills

At course completion you should feel competent and knowledgeable to carry for self-defense.

Course Details:
You will need approximately 300 rounds of ammunition for the conduct of this course.

Course cost is $110.00. A $25 deposit is required to secure your place in class.

See the Course Calendar for upcoming class dates and times. 

Refuse to be a Victim® Seminar


The NRA's Refuse to be a Victim® course is a crime prevention Seminar that can be held here or at your Church or Place of Business or the local Library. This course is designed to educate people on how to make yourself and your loved ones less of a target for crime and how to spot dangerous situations in advance. We also cover non-lethal forms of protection such as Tasers, Mace, etc.

The course is appropriate for everyone from young adults to senior citizens.
At course completion you will receive an NRA book on Refuse to be a Victim®. and a Certificate of Completion.

Course cost is $25.00 Group discounts available - please call with the size of your group.

See the Course Calendar for upcoming class dates and times.