Courses Offered





NRA Refuse to be a Victim     |     4 Hours     |     $20/Person

The four-hour Refuse to be a Victim Course was developed by the women of the NRA to provide crime prevention and personal safety information. This is not a self-defense course; it teaches methods to avoid dangerous situations and prevent criminal confrontations.   Topics address personal safety issues and situational awareness, as well as home, automobile, telephone, technology and travel security.  Participants are presented with a variety of common-sense strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives to enhance their sense of personal security and self-reliance.   Appropriate for teenagers and up.  Class size unrestricted.




NRA Basic Pistol      |     One Day     |     $250/person

The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  Through this one-day course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.  The I-E-C course is unique in that we add a section on first aid for penetrating injuries.  Another unique aspect is that all guns and ammo are provided, and at the end of the course a wide variety of pistols are introduced for participants to handle and shoot with.  In this way we hope to educate our students in the differences among various styles and sizes of handguns before they purchase a firearm that may not work well for them.  Students already owning a handgun are encouraged to bring it to receive coaching with their personal firearm.  Ear and eye protection required (can be provided if we know).  Age 16 and up, 16 student max.

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home     |     One Day     |     $250/person 

Personal Protection in the Home is the next level of shooting competency after the Basic Pistol course.   This one-day course provides techniques and strategies to deter criminals and increase the basic safety of your home.  The primary focus is providing the skills to successfully defend your home from intruders, including such skills as shooting from various positions, using cover and concealment, and clearing malfunctions.  The legal implication and ramifications of carrying a firearm are discussed in depth.  Students registering for this course must have completed Basic Pistol, have proof of equivalent training and/ or have permission from I-E-C staff.  At this intermediate level, we expect the student to provide his or her own gun, eye and ear protection, and at least 250 rounds of ammo (talk to us if any supplies are needed to borrow or buy).  Age 16 and up, 16 student max.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home     |     Two Days     |     $350/person 

This is an intermediate level shooting course on how to use a firearm for self-defense, and requires students to have already mastered safe gun handling and basic marksmanship skills prior to attending the course.  Therefore, students must have completed NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Course satisfactorily.  This intensive two-day course moves students to the next level in handgun ownership, stressing how to make effective use of a concealed handgun for self-defense outside the home.  It builds on the shooting skills learned in previous classes, specifically adding drawing from a holster and shooting from behind barricades.   Additionally, an in depth discussion of the legal implications of carrying a firearm, as well as information on the practical and emotional implications of a defensive shooting is included.  We provide a variety of concealed carry holsters and mechanisms for students to handle and discuss. At this level, we expect the student to provide his/her own gun, holster, eye and ear protection as well as at least 350 rounds of ammo.  Age 21 and up, 16 student max.

NRA Basic Shotgun     |     One Day     |     $250/person

This one-day course introduces students to shotgun shooting fundamentals, including parts and operation, shotgun shell components, shotgun shell malfunctions, shooting at straight away and angled targets, and cleaning.   Students must provide their own shotgun and at least 100 rounds of ammo.  Ear and eye protection required.  Age 16 and up, 10 student max.

NRA Basic Rifle     |     One Day     |     $250/person

This one-day course introduces students to rifle shooting fundamentals, including parts, operation, ammunition, safety and cleaning.  Participants will shoot from the bench rest, prone, sitting and standing positions.  Students must provide their own rifle and  at least 100 rounds of ammo.  Ear and eye protection required.  Age 16 and up, 10 student max. $200 per person

NRA Advanced Defensive Handgun     |     variable     |     arrange with instructor

This course is held entirely at the range and focuses on advanced tactical shooting while moving and shooting from various positions under stress. Student must provide own handgun with holster and magazine holders as well as 500 rounds of ammo.  At least two extra magazines are needed.  Serious discussions regarding how various types of ammunition function in different situations are included, specifically regarding penetration and damage factors to walls and other structures as well as people, with an eye to safety of family, friends and bystanders.  Concealed Carry permit required.  Age 21 and up.  Class size 1 – 6.

NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) |9 hours|  $150/ person

NRA Basic Instructor Training   |   6 hours — normally included as part of each instructor course

The purpose is to offer a pathway for persons who wish to become NRA instructors in various disciplines.  Successful completion of this course is required for NRA instructor candidates in all disciplines specific instructor courses.  To apply for NRA instructor certification, candidates must:  a)  possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills (pre-course assessment required);  b)  be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified; c)  satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach; d)  be at least 21 years old; and e)  receive a grade of at least 90% or higher on the NRA Trainer’s Examination.

NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course  |16 hours| $350/ person

NRA Instructor Rifle Shooting Course |20 hours|  $350/ person

NRA Instructor Shotgun Course |17 hours|  $350 / person

NRA Chief Range Safety Officer |14 hours|  $350/ person

Defensive Rifle with Handgun Transitions  (Non NRA)    |     Two Days     |     $350/ person

This course is held entirely at the range and focuses on defensive use of the rifle in a variety of settings.  Extensive time is spent on moving while focussed on targets, attaining and recovering from various shooting positions, tactical reloads, using cover and concealment, and switching from rifle to handgun and back.Student must provide own rifle with carry sling and handgun with holster and magazine holders.  Expect to use 100 rounds of rifle ammo and 250 rounds of handgun.  At least two extra magazines for both is required.  Ear and eye protection and  Concealed Carry permit required.  Age 21 and up.  Class size 1 – 6.

Skill Builder Sessions   (Non NRA)  |     2 Hours     |     $20/person

Opportunities for graduates of basic and upper level firearm courses to hone skills for every day use or to preparation for the next level.  Pistol/ Shotgun and/ or Rifle.  Must be graduate of one or more i-e-c firearms classes or have instructor permission.  Students expected to bring own firearm and ammo (with notice we may have ammo to sell or guns for students to test).  These are typically two-hour sessions to provide coaching and supervised experience with specific skills TBA prior to each.


Other Courses   (Non-NRA)

First Aid for Penetrating Trauma     |     2 Hours     |     $100/person 

A two-hour course providing the latest information to bystanders and first responders on dealing with serious injuries that may be encountered during shooting.  Age 16 and up.

Concealed Carry Techniques for Women     |     2 Hours     |     $20/person

A two-hour course for women to frankly discuss, see, and test several types various types of concealed carry options for female shooters.  Women are built differently, dress differently, and have very different needs from men; manufacturers are finally beginning to recognize this.  Age 21 and up.

Basic Wilderness Survival     |     2 Hours     |     $80/person

Even a short hike in the wild can have disastrous consequences with no warning.  This two hour seminar provides practical, inexpensive and lightweight suggestions and demonstrations of life saving techniques and equipment for use when hiking hunting and camping.

Practical Wilderness Survival     |     One Day     |     $200/person

This all-day course includes the classroom content of the Basic Wilderness Survival Course and adds actual experiences – preparing supplies, building shelters, building fires, etc.  Held in an outdoor venue (TBA).