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Training For The Real-Life Situations You Must Be Prepared To Face

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Intensive Training For Those Who Take Carrying Seriously

We created the NRA Carry Guard program to be the gold standard in concealed carry training to prepare responsible citizens who legally carry to effectively confront today's evolving conflict environment. Our program was developed by elite military veterans in conjunction with law enforcement experts. It consists of three levels of training, with Level One available now, and Levels Two and Three to follow.

The courses are open to law-abiding citizens who have taken NRA Basic Pistol (or equivalent). That said, this training is best suited for those who take carrying seriously. It consists of three long days of shooting including a 12-hour day on day 2. You will be on your feet for most of three days, in the elements, firing nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The course will tax you both mentally and physically. So be prepared to be tested!

The Best Do The Basics Better

We base this three-day program on the concept “the best do the basics better,” and focus on fundamentals on the range. Then we apply those fundamentals to real-life situations, self-defense tactics and techniques, low-light shooting, force-on-force Airsoft scenarios and more. Students are evaluated on a course of fire where only a passing score earns eligibility to move to the next level—there are no participation certificates.

It’s training for those who know it takes more than a gun to be well-armed and who understand that carrying every day requires discipline, education and a respectful appreciation of the magnitude of drawing the gun from the holster.

It’s always good to know where your leaders were trained. Our leaders were trained down range.

Level One consists of three days of instruction from the finest collection of trainers who believe in drilling the fundamentals. Their philosophy: the best do the basics better.

ONE-THIRD OF EVERY DAY IS DARK, SO WE TRAIN FOR IT.

Day Two of training will be a long one as we extend into the darkness to get experience shooting and managing the weapons in low light and nighttime situations.

THIS IS WHY WE TRAIN: FOR REAL-WORLD SITUATIONS.

We drill the fundamentals on the range, then we apply those fundamentals to real-world scenarios.

IT’S MORE THAN CARRYING A GUN. IT’S A WAY OF LIFE.

Our classroom session covers details about the CCW lifestyle you may never have considered. And almost certainly haven’t practiced.

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Meet The Most Comprehensive Team In Carry Training

George Severence

Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL
NRA Carry Guard National Director


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Eric Frohardt

Veteran U.S. Navy SEAL
NRA Director of Education
and Training
NRA Carry Guard
Training Director

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James R. Jarrett

Veteran Green Beret
NRA Carry Guard Curriculum Director


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Jeff Houston

Veteran Green Beret
NRA Carry Guard
Lead Instructor


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I've never taken a better course.

- Colion Noir, Gold Plus NRA Carry Guard Member

Training Endorsed By The Industry's Best

Dom Raso

Dom Raso is the Founder and CEO of Dynamis Alliance. Dom served in the Navy for 12 years as a SEAL and is currently an NRATV Commentator.

Joe Collins

A senior instructor at Tomahawk Strategic Solutions, Joe has extensive experience in the industry. Joe served in two different branches of the military and two different law enforcement agencies including a stint as a SWAT team member.

Pat McNamara

Pat McNamara is the President of TMACS INC. Pat spent 22 years in the U.S. Army serving in several Special Operations Units and has developed his own marksmanship club with NRA, CMP and USPSA Affiliations.

When you think about the training you need to get, this is the new standard.

- Veteran Navy SEAL Dom Raso, NRATV Commentator and Founder and CEO, Dynamis Alliance

A program such as NRA Carry Guard is vital to the firearms industry.

- Pat McNamara, Veteran U.S. Army Special Operations and Founder, TMACS INC

ATTENTION INSTRUCTORS

The Following is Required to Become an NRA Carry Guard Instructor:

  • Pass the NRA Carry Guard Level 1 training course with Distinction (a score of 90% or higher)
  • Attend and pass an NRA Carry Guard Level 1 Instructor Training Course (dates to be announced)
  • Undergo a probationary instructor period

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