As part of our mission for promoting the shooting sports and safe handling of firearms, and one of the benefits of being a member, SCFGPA offers training classes for our members at discounted rates. We have several types of training classes designed to meet different goals and experience levels.
Please see below for more information on our available classes, costs, and dates.
This course is meant for those who are new to shooting or are looking for a handgun refresher. In this course, we'll cover important firearm safety rules, different types of handguns, various types of handgun ammunition, and how to safely operate and use your firearm. In addition, we'll discuss the importance of proper hygiene and steps every shooter should take when they're finished shooting. This course will include a mix of classroom time and live range exercises.
SCFGPA offers in-person, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting classes led by certified NRA instructors and training counselors. In this course, you'll learn essential gun safety rules, about different types of pistols and which may be best for you, and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. In addition, this course will also cover common shooting errors and how to properly clean and maintain your guns. After passing this course, individuals will earn an NRA certificate, which meets the concealed carry requirements for many states, and is accepted at most ranges as confirmation of training.
This course will be led by certified NRA training counselors. During the course, students will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of training aids, how to organize a course, building a budget, and preparing to teach. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course, so students will take turns working in teams to present training materials to other students in the class. Students can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods for evaluating and improving the performance of new shooters.
This class is a live classroom-based course facilitated by an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer or NRA Training Counselor. In this class, students will learn an RSO's roles and responsibilities, range standard operating procedures, range inspection and range rules, firearm stoppages and malfunctions, and procedures to follow in the case of an emergency. RSO's who have successfully completed the course then have the ability to become a Chief Range Safety Officer.