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2014 Firearms Training Classes  

ANJRPC LAUNCHES MAJOR EXPANSION OF FIREARMS TRAINING PROGRAM  

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In response to unprecedented demand for firearms training, ANJRPC is launching a major expansion of its NRA-certified firearms training program beginning May 1, with multiple classes being offered each week at Cherry Ridge Range.  We will eventually expand the program to multiple locations throughout the state.

The schedule for May and June includes 18 NRA-certified basic "First Steps” training classes in pistol, rifle and shotgun (see Training Calendar below).  Over the summer and fall, the training schedule will ramp up to include full-day classes, instructor training, and other popular classes, including personal protection inside and outside the home. Women-only classes will also be available. All classes will be NRA-certified.

"The demand for firearms training has absolutely exploded,” said ANJRPC President Kathy Chatterton. "As New Jersey's official NRA state affiliate, we are uniquely qualified to meet that demand and provide state of the art training for New Jersey gun owners."
If you've wanted to take a firearms training class, now is the time! Sign up for one of ANJRPC's training classes today. Call 973-486-2300 or email anjrpctraining@gmail.com
  

(Course descriptions can be found below the calendar)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST Steps Classes
FIRST Steps Pistol
FIRST Steps Rifle
FIRST Steps Shotgun

 

Basic Classes
Basic Pistol Class
Basic Rifle Class
Basic Shotgun Class
Muzzleloading Rifle Class
Home Firearm Safety

 

 

Advanced Classes
Personal Protection Inside the Home
Personal Protection Outside of the Home
NRA Range Safety Officer

Refuse To Be a Victim Seminar

 

Instructor Classes
Basic Instructor Training
Pistol Instructor
Rifle Instructor
Shotgun Instructor
Home Firearm Safety Instructor
Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
Personal Protection Outside of the Home Instructor

FIRST Steps - Firearms Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training - is the National Rifle Association's response to the American public's need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. New Firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training, and the NRA FIRST Steps Program is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific firearm model.
Since FIRST Steps orientations are model-specific, and teach only the most basic shooting skills, they are not complete "courses" in the traditional sense of the word. They do provide a thorough introduction to firearm safety, handling, and shooting skills. These skills require regular practice. Initially, this practice should take place under the supervision of a qualified individual - like an NRA Certified Instructor or NRA Shooting Coach. For this reason, the orientation encourages participants to obtain additional training in an NRA Basic Firearm Training Course and then take the "next step" by participating in other local activities designed to help individuals maintain and develop their shooting skills.

 

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Classes
This orientation provides  beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely. The orientation is a minimum of 3 hours and covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to pistol safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Introduction to pistol shooting from the benchrest position
  • Introduction to pistol cleaning, storage and training opportunities
 
NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Classes
This orientation provides  beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely. The orientation is a minimum of 3 hours and covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to rifle safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Introduction to rifle shooting from the benchrest position
  • Introduction to rifle cleaning, storage and training opportunities
 
NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Classes
This orientation provides  beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely. The orientation is a minimum of 3 hours and covers the following topics:
  • Introduction to shotgun safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Introduction to shotgun shooting at straightaway targets
  • Introduction to shotgun cleaning, storage and training opportunities
 
   

NRA Basic Pistol Classes
Intended for beginners or as a refresher for experienced shooters this course will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The course is a minimum of 8 hours and covers the following topics:

  • Pistol knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Benchrest and Two-Handed Standing shooting positions
  • Pistol sports and activities

 

 

 

NRA Basic Rifle Classes
Intended for beginners or as a refresher for experienced shooters this course will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of  a rifle in target shooting. The course is a minimum of 14 hours and covers the following topics:

  • Rifle knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Standing rifle shooting positions
  • Prone and kneeling rifle shooting positions
  • Sitting rifle shooting positions and a review of positions
  • Rifle sports and activities
   
NRA Basic Shotgun Classes
Intended for beginners or as a refresher for experienced shooters this course will teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe and proper use of  a shotgun in shooting a moving target. The course is a minimum of 10 hours and covers the following topics:
  • Shotgun knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Shotgun shooting skills and practical exercise
  • Shotgun games and activities
   
NRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Class

Intended for beginners or as a refresher for experienced shooters, this course will develop the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a muzzleloading rifle. This course is a minimum of 12 hours and covers the following topics:

  • Rifle knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Black powder and loading the muzzleloading rifle
  • Firing and cleaning the muzzleloading rifle
  • Shooting from the standing position
  • Shooting from the crossed sticks (sitting) position
  • Rifle games and activities
 
   
NRA Home Firearm Safety
Intended for all firearms owners this course will teach the basic knowledge and skills and explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of guns in the home. The course is a minimum of 4 hours and covers the following topics:

 

  • Rules for safe gun handling
  • Identifying and unloading different firearms
  • Practical exercises in safe gun handling
  • Types of ammunition
  • Cleaning and storage of firearms
   

NRA Basic Personal Protection Inside the Home
Course participants must be EXPERIENCED shooters (mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Validation of shooting experience can be any one of the following:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate
  • NRA Marksman Qualification Program (pistol disciplines)
  • Pistol qualification card
  • Military DD 214 with pistol qualification
  • Concealed carry permit

Additionally, you must pass a Pre-Course Evaluation which includes live fire during which you must meet a minimum acceptable accuracy standard.

This course will 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 within their home, and to provide information on the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense. This course is a minimum of 8 hours and may take more time as required to meet the mandatory performance objectives.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Classes
Course participants must be experienced shooters who possess the basic knowledge and skills of safe gun handling and handgun shooting. They must also have the basic knowledge skills and attitudes taught in the NRA's Basic Personal Protection in the Home course. Validation of shooting experience will require the following:

  • NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course Certificate
  • Passing the Pre-Course Evaluation

This course will develop in students the 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 of the home. This course is a minimum of 9 hours for Level I and an additional 5 hours for Level II and may take more time as required to meet the mandatory performance objectives.

 

 

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM SEMINAR

The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience.

This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices. 

Students will receive the Refuse To Be A Victim student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

 
 
NRA Basic Instructor Training
Intended for experienced shooters this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Firearms Training Courses. The course is a minimum of 6 hours and covers the following topics:

 

  • How to introduce a speaker
  • The instructor and the NRA Basic Firearm Training Program
  • Using a training team
  • Training materials and training aids
  • Organizing your course
  • Preparing to teach

This course is the mandatory pre-requisite for all subsequent NRA Certified Instructor training.

 

 

 

NRA Pistol Instructor Training
Intended for experienced pistol shooters who have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course. The course is a minimum of 11 hours and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course lesson plans
  • Teaching pistol lesson I: Pistol knowledge and safe handling
  • Teaching pistol lesson II: Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Basic pistol instructional method
  • Teaching pistol lesson III: Firing the first shots
  • Teaching pistol lesson IV: Two-handed and one-handed standing shooting positions
  • Evaluating and improving performance of beginning pistol shooters
  • Teaching pistol lesson V: Pistol sports and activities

 

   
NRA Rifle Instructor Training
Intended for experienced rifle shooters who have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course. The course is a minimum of 14 hours and covers the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course lesson plans
  • Teaching rifle lesson I: Rifle knowledge and safe handling
  • Teaching rifle lesson II: Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of rifle shooting
  • Basic rifle instructional method
  • Teaching rifle lesson III: Firing the first shots
  • Teaching rifle lesson IV: Standing rifle shooting positions
  • Teaching rifle lesson V: Prone and kneeling rifle shooting positions
  • Teaching rifle lesson VI: Sitting rifle shooting position and review of positions
  • Evaluating and improving performance of beginning rifle shooters
  • Teaching rifle lesson VII: Rifle sports and activities
 
   
NRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Instructor Training
Intended for experienced muzzleloading rifle shooters who have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Course. The course is a minimum of 12.5 hours and covers the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Muzzleloading Rifle Shooting Course lesson plans
  • Teaching muzzleloading rifle lesson I: Rifle knowledge and safe handling
  • Teaching muzzleloading rifle lesson II: Black Powder and Loading the Muzzleloading Rifle
  • Basic muzzleloading rifle instructional method
  • Teaching muzzleloading rifle lesson III: Firing and Cleaning the Muzzleloading Rifle
  • Teaching Muzzleloading rifle lesson IV: Shooting from the standing position
  • Teaching Muzzleloading rifle lesson V: Shooting from the crossed stick position
  • Evaluating and improving performance of beginning muzzleloading rifle shooters
  • Teaching rifle lesson VI: Rifle sports and activities
 
   
NRA Shotgun Instructor Training
Intended for experienced shotgun shooters who have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course. The course is a minimum of 11 hours and covers the following topics:

 

 

  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course lesson plans
  • Teaching shotgun lesson I: Shotgun knowledge and safe handling
  • Teaching shotgun lesson II: Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of shotgun shooting
  • Basic shotgun instructional method
  • Teaching shotgun lesson III: Firing the first shots
  • Teaching shotgun lesson IV: Shotgun shooting skills practical
  • Evaluating and improving performance of beginning shotgun shooters
  • Teaching shotgun lesson V: Shotgun sports and activities
   
NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Training
After completing the NRA Basic Instructor Training and a pre-course assessment this course will develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Home Firearms Safety Course. The course is a minimum of 5 hours and covers the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to the NRA Home Firearms Safety Course lesson plans
  • Teaching home firearms safety lessons I & II: Gun safety rules and firearms identification and unloading
  • Teaching home firearms safety lessons III & IV: Safe gun handling practical exercises, ammunition, firearm cleaning and storage
 
   
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor Training
Candidates for this course must be experienced NRA Certified Pistol Instructors and pass a comprehensive pre-course assessment consisting of a written exam, gun handling exercises and live fire exercises. Instructors who complete this course will possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Personal Protection Course. This course is a minimum of 9 hours not including the pre-course assessment.

 

 
   
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Instructor Training
Candidates for this course must be experienced NRA Certified Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructors and pass a comprehensive pre-course assessment consisting of a written exam, gun handling exercises and live fire exercises. Instructors who complete this course will possess the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Course. This course is a minimum of 9 hours not including the pre-course assessment.

 

   
NRA Range Safety Officer Training
The Range Safety Officer course is a nine-hour course that consists of classroom time and practical exercises conducted on a range. The topics covered in the course include:
  • Range Safety Officer’s roles and responsibilities
  • Range standard operating procedures
  • Range inspection and range rules
  • Firearm stoppages and malfunctions
  • Range Safety Briefings which include emergency procedures.
  • Candidates must also receive 90 percent or better on the written exam.

 

   

 

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