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Courses offered at the Carlisle Gun Club follow prescribed NRA curricula. All instructors are NRA Certified Instructors (CI) in the fields in which they instruct. In addition, all Range Safety Personnel are NRA certified as Range Safety Officers (RSO).

Because the nature of the Carlisle Gun Club’s physical facilities limits the kinds of live-fire instruction that can be conducted on the Club’s premises, the Club’s main focus is on handgun-related classes.

NRA basic handgun courses in requisite sequential order include:

  • Basics of Pistol Shooting (BOPS);
  • Personal Protection In the Home (PPIH);
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOH) (aka “concealed carry”)

The Club also has NRA instructors who can teach:

    • Personalized individual or small group firearm safety and marksmanship instruction
    • Basic Rifle Shooting
    • Basic Shotgun Shooting
    • Muzzle-Loading Rifle
    • Metallic and Shotgun Shell Reloading
    • Refuse to Be A Victim seminar*
    • Home Firearm Safety seminar*
    • Range Safety Officer qualification

* NRA seminars can be presented at off-site locations, as desired and coordinated by the requester.

NRA classes at the Carlisle Gun Club are small, low-stress, and informal. They emphasize hands-on training with time devoted to range firing and practical application. Special emphasis is placed on safety, both on and off the range. Often, the student will have a Certified Instructor/Range Safety Officer working with them on a 1:1 ratio on each firing point, providing individualized assistance.

Not all of the above classes can be offered by the Club all of the time. In addition, some courses have instructional or training prerequisites that must be met before persons can be enrolled. Consult individual course descriptions for more information. See the NRA website or for Carlisle Gun Club scheduled pistol course dates, descriptions, prerequisites, and other requirements, please see the NRA Course Descriptions.

To get started, visit nrainstructors.org and select “Find a Course” then look at the first item under the blue “PISTOL” discipline…see “NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Phase I”? Well, that’s the one to select to begin your pistol training journey. To see an overview of the Online Phase I Course, see BOPS Phase I Lesson Outline.doc. Have fun, learn a lot, and we’ll see you for BOPS Phase II!

When: Year round. See below or check the Events Calendar.

Contact(s): Slim Connors: NRATraining@CarlisleGunClub.org

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CARLISLE GUN CLUB-SPONSORED NRA COURSES – 2020

Following is a summary of NRA pistol courses offered by NRA-Certified Instructors of the Carlisle Gun Club to any qualified shooter (including non-Club member) who is interested in improving basic pistol knowledge and skills. NRA pistol courses must be taken in sequential order, beginning with Basics of Pistol Shooting. All Carlisle Gun Club courses are listed on the NRA Website at nrainstructors.org “FIND A COURSE” and shooters may register for courses at that website. Also, see onlinetraining.nra.org and carlislegunclub.org for more information. This summary may be reproduced and and/or forwarded. Learn to shoot safely and well!

Basics of Pistol Shooting (BOPS) Instructor Led Training (ILT) Only – Cost: $70. Offered: 17-18 January 20;

11-12 September 20; 18-19 September 20.

DESCRIPTION: Friday evening and all day Saturday course. Learn and demonstrate knowledge, skills and (positive) attitude necessary for the safe and proficient use of a pistol. Includes grip, positions, fundamentals, safe handling and storage, responsible ownership, and shooting qualification…all in a safe and supportive environment. PREREQUISITE: None. This course also completes BOPS Phase II for anyone who completed Phase I online. OTHER INFO:  No prior firearms experience required to succeed in this course! Pistol, ammo, targets provided. Bring billed cap, glasses, ear protection, bag lunch. May bring own .22LR pistol and gun cleaning supplies. Full payment required Not Later Than one week prior to course date to secure your training slot…first paid, first in. Make $70 check payable to: Carlisle Gun Club Training Fund; Send to CGC Training, 828 Hamilton St Carlisle, PA 17013.

Personal Protection in the Home (PPIH) – Cost $80. Offered: 21-22 February 20; 16-17 October 20.

DESCRIPTION: Friday evening and all day Saturday course. Develop basic knowledge, skills and (positive) attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a firearm for protection in the home. Includes strategies for home safety, firearms and the law, and basic defensive pistol skills. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed NRA Basics Pistol Shooting or NRA FIRST Steps Pistol. OTHER INFO: Bring 150 rounds of factory ammo in factory box for your own center fire pistol…no short-barrel pocket pistols…no reloaded ammo. Bring billed cap, glasses, ear protection (electronic recommended), bag lunch for Saturday. Need an Outside-the-WaistBand (OWB) hip holster and suitable belt. Min of 2 mags or speed loaders…belt carriers recommended.  No shoulder holsters, ankle holsters, small-of-the-back holsters, cross-draw holsters or holster purses allowed. No back-up guns. Full payment required Not Later Than one week prior to course date to secure your training slot…first paid, first in. Make $80 check payable to: Carlisle Gun Club Training Fund; send to CGC Training, 828 Hamilton St Carlisle, PA 17013.

Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOH) – Cost $90. Offered: 14 & 21 March 20; 14 &21 November 20.

Also known as NRA Concealed Carry Course Basic and Advanced (Level I and II)…a full two-day course on consecutive Saturdays. DESCRIPTION: Develop knowledge, skills and (positive) attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, responsible, and ethical use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outsch for both days. Need an Outside-the-WaistBand (OWB) hip holster, suitable belt, and a suitable cover garment. Min of 2 mags or speed loaders…belt carriers recommended. No shoulder holsters, ankle holsters, small-of-the-back holsters, or cross-draw holsters allowed. No back-up guns. May also bring a holster purse, but OWB holside the home. Includes defensive mindset, legal aspects of concealed carry, carry modes, and defensive pistol skills while presenting from concealment. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed NRA PPIH. OTHER INFO: Must bring 250 rounds of factory ammo in factory box for your own center fire pistol…no short-barrel pocket pistols…no reloaded ammo. Bring cap, glasses, dark sunglasses, ear protection (electronic recommended), bag lunter is required. Full payment required Not Later Than one week prior to course date to secure your training slot…first paid, first in. Make $90 check payable to: Carlisle Gun Club Training Fund; send to CGC Training, 828 Hamilton St Carlisle, PA 17013.

Defensive Pistol Course – Cost $50. Offered: 28 March 20; 5 December 20.

DESCRIPTION: This is an eight-hour course. Learn and demonstrate knowledge, skills and (positive) attitude necessary for the safe and proficient use needed to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. Includes mental awareness and defensive mindset, how to avoid confrontations, basic principles of concealment, reloading under stress and clearing common stoppages, moving off line of attach (getting off the ‘X’), pocket pistols, and shooting a timed qualification course of fire. PREREQUISITE: Proficient graduates of the NRA PPOH Basic and Advanced courses. Graduates of CGC PPOH course have priority. OTHER INFO:  Qualification target is the FBI QIT-99. Bring 200 rounds of factory-fresh ammo in factory box (no reloads), billed cap, glasses, ear protection (electronic recommended), bag lunch, suitable pistol for hits at 10 yards, strong gun belt, at least a Level I IWB/OWB dominant-side hip holster, and a suitable concealment garment. Recommend at least 3 magazines/speed loaders and suitable belt/pocket carriers for spare ammo. Full payment required Not Later Than one week prior to course date to secure your training slot…first paid, first in. Make $50 check payable to: Carlisle Gun Club Training Fund; Send to CGC Training, 828 Hamilton St Carlisle, PA 17013.

Basic Rifle Shooting Course – Cost $70. Offered 18 April 20.

DESCRIPTION: All day Saturday course. Learn and demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and (positive) attitude necessary for the safe and proficient use of a rifle in target shooting. Includes positions, fundamentals, safe handling and storage, responsible ownership, and shooting qualification…all in a safe and supportive environment. PREREQUISITE: None. OTHER INFO:  No prior firearms experience required to succeed in this course! Bring a .22LR caliber rifle or carbine suitable for effectively shooting from 50 feet…some rifles and ammo will be available for shooters who do not have a suitable .22LR rifle/carbine. Bring billed cap, glasses, ear protection, bag lunch and gun cleaning supplies. Full payment required Not Later Than one week prior to course date to secure your training slot…first paid, first in. Make $70 check payable to: Carlisle Gun Club Training Fund; Send to CGC Training, 828 Hamilton St Carlisle, PA 17013.