NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Basics of Pistol Shooting Course, your first steps to concealed carry.

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting from the top firearms training organization in the world, the NRA! The course is the first step for you to obtain the proper certification for your concealed carry permit in some states. Be sure to contact your county, city, or state to find out whether this course fulfills the requirement. You’ll learn the essential gun safety rules, different types of pistols and which one is best for you, the basics of ammunition, the fundamentals of pistol shooting, different shooting positions, the most common shooting errors, proper gun cleaning and maintenance, and how to maintain your skills.

Email for course registration. You will be invoiced for the training which is nonrefundable. Course fee is $150.

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We are located in SW Washington outside of Raymond. We have a private range and classroom.

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

This is an 8-hour course and cost is $150.00. This course is a combination of classroom learning and practical exercises with shooting on our private range. Email for course registration. You will be invoiced for the training which is nonrefundable.

NRA Basic CCW

The NRA Basic CCW course at Willapa Firearms Training is ready to teach you the basics of concealed carry. We’ll work on your shooting, drawing from concealment, situational awareness, ammunition selection, and much more.

This is an 8-hour course and cost is $180.00. This course is a combination of classroom learning and practical exercises with shooting on our private range. Email for course registration. You will be invoiced for the training which is nonrefundable.

An outside the waistband, dominant side holster worn with a quality belt is needed for this course.

Red Dot Sights for Defensive Pistol Shooting

Red Dot Sights for Defensive Pistol is being offered here at Willapa Firearms Training on our private range and classroom located in SW Washington.

This course is NOT intended for 1st time shooters but will be for advanced skills building and application of the red dot sight on pistols for defensive shooting. If you are not sure about being prepared for this course, message us for more details.

A red dot sight equipped pistol is mandatory for this course, rentals may be available. Other gear requirements are a quality holster attached to a belt, 3 pistol magazines and pouches, eye & ear protection, billed cap, and a minimum of 350 rounds of ammunition.

For local area lodging suggestions, email us for a list of recommended accommodations. This course is being taught by instructors with over 20 years of LE firearms instructor experience and certifications specific to the red dot sights on pistols platform.

Email for course registration. You will be invoiced for the training which is nonrefundable. Course fee is $150.

Semi-Auto Rifle Course, Phase 1

Our Semi-Auto Rifle Course, Phase 1, is an introduction to and the basics for the AR style rifles. This is an 8 hour course that begins with safety and marksmanship fundamentals, diagnostics, MOA/Zeroing, loading, unloading, ad ready positions. We will also work in reloads, prone shooting, and standing shooting C-Grip. The day will finish with disassembly, cleaning, and assembly of the rifle. This course is a prerequisite for our Phase 2 and Phase 3 Semi-Auto Rifle Courses! This is an 8 hour course.

Semi-Auto Rifle Course, Phase 2

Next Steps, Fixing the Gun and Movement

After a review from phase 1 we will begin work on Positional Shooting, fixing the rifle with both simple and complex malfunction clearances and how to transition to handgun when too close to fix the malfunction. We will also discuss and demonstrate the ability to work with sight off-set for different distances of engagement. Next we’ll move into bi-lateral shooting and shooting from cover and movement with turning and shooting and shooting on the move.

Phase 1 successful completion is a prerequisite for this course. Phase 2 is a prerequisite for attendance to our Phase 3 course.

This is an 8-hour course.

Semi-Auto Rifle Course, Phase 3

Low Light and the Rifle

In the Semi-Auto Rifle Course, Phase 3 we will work on shooting and manipulating the rifle in low-light conditions. We’ll start out in the classroom talking about our vision, safety precautions, and flashlight techniques before moving outside to the range for live-fire drills for shooting in low-light, reloads, malfunctions, use of cover, and decision making.

This course requires successful completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of our Semi-Auto Rifle Courses for attendance.

This is a 5-hour course that is held during low-light conditions.