NATIONAL COALITION OF LATINO OFFICERS
TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT UNIT
NRA FIRST STEPS RIFLE COURSE
FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their rifle.
NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
This course reviews the concept of defensive shooting when defending your home. The student needs to have an understanding of the fundamentals of shooting before taking this course. Asides from basic tactical drills, the course goes over a variety of important concepts, such as developing the proper mindset for a life threatening encounter, creating strategies for home safety, understanding the your rights pertaining to use-of force incidents, and mentally dealing with the aftermath of an encounter.
NRA BASIC RANGE SAFETY OFFICER
This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSOs ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSOs often have responsibilities to take action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters. Many ranges seek out volunteer Range Safety Officers and the NRA developed this course to help ranges train those RSOs.
NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE
The NRA Basic Pistol Course is designed to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This course is more in-depth than the FIRST Steps course. It is designed for any shooter seeking to develop a firm foundation of the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
NRA DEFENSIVE PISTOL COURSE
The NRA Defensive Pistol Course will focus on the techniques needed to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. As a result of participating in this course, the student will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: How to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling when carrying a concealed firearm, basic principles of concealment, the difference between cover and concealment, drawing from the holster, levels of mental awareness, developing the proper mindset when using a pistol for personal protection, clearing common stoppages, and more.
NRA BASIC SHOTGUN COURSE
The NRA Basic Shotgun Course will familiarize the student with the correct operation and maintenance all types of shotguns, along with teaching the student how to handle and shoot them safely. The course is perfect for the new shotgun owner and serves as an introductory skills course for other more advanced hunting or competitive skeet/trap shooting courses.
NRA HOME FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE
This non-shooting course deals with the storing and caring for a firearm in the home. There is an emphasis on children and learning gun safety. The main cause of firearm related accidents in the home can be traced to improper handling or lack of education with firearms. This course of instruction, while not designed to teach the student marksmanship or accuracy, will teach the student what to do should they encounter an unattended firearm.
NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. The course teaches students 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. Students have the opportunity to attend this course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From 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 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 will proceed to attend level two, 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 approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one.
Level two involves six additional hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition. The ammunition requirements are minimum and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificates(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate, NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home certificate, and Lesson Plan.
The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home participants in this course must be at least 21 years of age and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Course or the NRA Defensive Pistol Course.
NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course or the NRA Defensive Pistol Course
NRA FIRST STEPS SHOTGUN COURSE
FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their shotgun.
NRA BASIC RIFLE COURSE
The NRA Basic Rifle Course is designed to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a rifle safely. The course is ideal for the new rifle owner and serves as an introductory course for more advanced hunting or competition rifle match training.
CLOSE QUARTERS THREAT ENGAGEMENT (HANDGUN)
(NON NRA) (Geared specifically for law enforcement or armed security)
This eight-hour intermediate level handgun course is designed to address the issues pertaining to close quarter lethal force engagements, whether on or off duty. Statistically, many shooting incidents occur at relatively short distances, between 3 to 7 yards. Therefore, the dynamics of deploying and shooting a handgun under such short distances, especially under extreme stress, requires the utilization of tactics that are not always addressed or reviewed during standard range qualifications.
DEFENSIVE SHOOTING TACTICS
(NON NRA COURSE)
The main goal of this course is to learn the skills necessary to utilize a handgun for self-defense on the street. The course will make extensive use of tactical simulations that will allow the shooter to apply the fundamentals of shooting in realistic self-defense scenarios. Role-players will be utilized in the scenarios so that the participants can undergo decision-making drills under stress. Only simulated firearms (Airsoft, RAM-Real Action Markers) will be used, since the students will be engaging the role-players in force-on-force scenarios. ABSOLUTELY NO FIREARMS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE TRAINING AREA.
TACTICAL RIFLE COURSE
(NON NRA COURSE)
This course is designed for those individuals that want to utilize a center-fire rifle for home defense. This class will go over the various tactical techniques needed to efficiently deploy a rifle in a close quarters environment.
TACTICAL SHOTGUN COURSE
(NON NRA COURSE)
This course is designed for those individuals that want to utilize a shotgun for home defense. This class will go over the various tactical techniques needed to efficiently deploy a shotgun in a close quarters environment.
HOME DEFENSE FORCE-ON-FORCE TRAINING
(NON NRA COURSE)
This course is designed for those individuals that are interested in integrating their handgun firearms training into a comprehensive home-defense plan for themselves and their families. The course will make extensive use of tactical simulations that will allow the shooter to apply the fundamentals of shooting in realistic home-defense scenarios. Role-players will be utilized in the scenarios so that the participants can undergo decision-making drills under stress. Only simulated firearms (Airsoft, RAM-Real Action Markers) will be used, since the students will be engaging the role-players in force-on-force scenarios. ABSOLUTELY NO FIREARMS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE TRAINING AREA.
NJ SORA Course (Security Officers Registration Act)
1st time applicants
Before taking the course, students need to register first with the NJ State Police on their website, which will cost $75.00. The registrant will receive a 30 day temporary certificate. Within that time frame, the student will need to take the 24 hour SORA class, as well have their finger prints done. After the aforementioned steps have been completed within the 30 day time frame, the student will receive their SORA card in the mail from the NJ State Police within 10 business days. Students must have photo ID in their possession in order to attend the class.
The students SORA card needs to be renewed before its expiration date. That is initially done through the NJ State Police website. Once this is done, the applicant must take the 8 hour renewal course. Once both of these steps have been completed, the student will receive their SORA card in the mail from the NJ State Police within 10 business days. Students must have photo ID on their person in order to attend the class.
This standardized security officer program will review the following topics:
•· Theft Prevention
•· Ethics and Professional Conduct
•· Report Writing
•· NJ Use of Force Policy
•· Street Gangs
•· First Aid/CPR
•· Incident Command Systems
•· Cargo Theft
•· Suicide Bombs and Vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED’s)
•· Suspicious Letters and Packages
•· Security Measures- Prevention and Deterrence
•· New Jersey’s Critical Infrastructure Awareness
•· Terrorism Awareness
The seminar teaches easy‑to‑understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation. Seminar participants are presented with a variety of common-sense crime prevention and personal safety strategies and devices they may integrate into their daily lives. In just three to four hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy, including information about:
Psychology of the Criminal Mind Home & Phone Security
Automobile & Travel Security
Personal & Technological Security
Self‑Defense Devices and Training Options & much more!
Training Courses are provided in partnership with Sepulveda Firearms Training.