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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course comes in two options.

Option 1) A Blended Course: a blended training course, which means a portion of the course(Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the on-line exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), with Montoya Firearms Training. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

Option 2) Instructor Led Course: this is the same course as the blended except it is 100% done in person.

Objective: The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities The Basic Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. It will include 6 hours of classroom training and two hours on the range. The student will need a pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition. The course has both a written exam and a shooting score requirement.

COURSE FEE: $150

Deposit: $75 

(**Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer your credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use this credit towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.**)

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NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course

The basic rifle course teaches you basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely handle a rifle for target shooting. This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA's rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate. Students need to provide and should expect to shoot appropriately 100 rounds of ammunition.

Prerequisite: This course is a for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

COURSE FEE: $150

Deposit: $75

(**Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer your credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use this credit towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.**)

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NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course

The basic shotgun course teaches you the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving clay target. This is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. You will be taught: NRA's rules for safe gun handling, shotgun parts and ammunition, shooting fundamentals, shooting at straight away and angled targets, shotgun care and continued opportunities for skill Development. Students must provide shotgun and ammunition for range.

SPECIAL NOTE: You don't have 10 hours but still want to learn the sport of shotgun shooting? NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun orientation course was designed for you. This course is at least 3 hours long and is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. Like the basic shotgun course, this course includes in class training and live range time allowing you to hone your skills at hitting moving clay targets with your shotgun. You will be taught: NRA's rules for safe gun handling, your particular shotgun model parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, basic care, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students must provide their own shotgun and ammunition. 

BASIC SHOTGUN COURSE FEE: $150

Deposit: $75

FIRST STEPS COURSE FEE: $120

Deposit: $60

(**Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer your credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use this credit towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.**)

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NRA Personal Protection In The Home

What You Need

This is an advanced course that teaches you the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family. This course also provides useful information on the law-abiding individuals right to self-defense. This is an intensive 8-hour course where you the student will be expected to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition at a minimum. Student responsible for ammunition, the requirements are a minimum and may be exceeded so bring extra ammunition if possible. You will learn basic defense shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law abiding adults (at least 21 years old) and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned from this course Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA First Steps Course Certificate, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, as well as passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

COURSE FEE: $150

Deposit: $75

(**Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer your credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use this credit towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.**)

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NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

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This course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip you, the defensive shooting candidate, with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. You will be taught the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Starting with a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home is divided into two levels (basic and advanced). Level one (basic) is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Upon completion of level one, students may choose to attend level two (advanced), which is an additional five hours of range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. After the classroom portion, students should expect to spend several hours on the range and shoot appropriately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one (basic). Level two (advanced) involves five additional hours on the  range and approximately 115 additional rounds of ammunition. Students responsible for ammunition, the requirements are a minimum and may be exceeded so bring some extra ammunition if possible.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Students must have a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger and attaches to the belt or a holster purse, at least 3 extra magazines or speed loaders for their chosen firearm, and a quality, fully functioning gun in order to attend this course. Participants in this course must be law abiding gun owners and at least 21 years of age. They must possess defensive pistol skills presented in the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course prior to attending this course. Participants must also understand basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules, but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

COURSE FEE: $200

Deposit: $100

(**Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or by email. If you have to cancel your class, we offer your credit to your account if you cancel before the 48 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use this credit towards any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.**)

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AZ Concealed Carry Permit Course

Classroom Based Instruction, No Live Fire


Think You Know Your Privileges? 

The new Constitutional Carry Law DOES NOT Provide the Same Rights as the CCW Permit Holder

Benefits of a Carrying Concealed Weapons (CCW) Permit

  • Ability to carry a concealed weapon within 1,000 feet of a school. It is almost impossible to travel through the Tucson area without crossing a 1,000 foot boundary of a school. You will need a permit to conceal carry throughout the city. (Federal Law)

  • Reciprocity to conceal carry in 36 other states. If you plan on travelling and carrying concealed a permit is a must. (Arizona Law)

  • One does not need a background check when purchasing a weapon, just show your permit with your identification. (Brady Bill)

  • You need a conceal carry permit to carry your weapon in a commercial establishment that serves alcohol. If the establishment is not posted you may carry a concealed weapon into the bar if you have a permit and you do not consume alcohol there. (Arizona Law)

  • When you take a concealed carry class you learn the laws of when you can use deadly force.

The Arizona CCW course is designed to offer valuable information for both new and experienced shooters. Our Two-Hour Arizona Concealed Carry Permit course is an all classroom based, no live-fire course that satisfies all requirements for Arizona Department of Public Safety. We cover firearms safety and weapons maintenance refreshers, along with firearms transportation inside and outside of Arizona. Expect to learn vital information on restricted/prohibited places, ammunition, self-defense strategies, transportation, conceal carry techniques, and engagement scenarios.


Requirements: Valid Form Of Government I.D.

Course Fee: $75 which includes the following:

two fingerprint cards, certificate of training, pre-addressed return envelope, Arizona CCW application form, Two Hour of Classroom Based Training