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

Intensive Training For Those Who Take Carrying Seriously

NRA Carry Guard is not for everyone.

All NRA Carry Guard Courses are designed for who already have a CCW permit*.

Our courses are only for those committed to protecting themselves and/or others.

If they are not dedicated to these ideals and committed to developing the mindset necessary to carry competently and confidently, this training is not for them.

All NRA Carry Guard Training revolves around the ideas that: 1) The best do the basics better, and 2) We don’t rise to the occasion, we fall to our level of training.

*(A CCW permit is a pre-requisite. If you live in a constitutional carry state and do not have a permit, you can still take the training upon completion of a background check.)

WORLD-CLASS FIREARMS TRAINING DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR UNIQUE SCHEDULE AND SKILL LEVEL
NRA CARRY GUARD BASIC TRAINING
1.5 Day course, typically indoors with a combination of classroom and live-fire training.
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NRA CARRY GUARD INTERMEDIATE TRAINING
3-Day course, typically outdoors with classroom and extensive live-fire training and scenario-based training.
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NRA CARRY GUARD SCENARIO TRAINING
1-Day course, either indoors or out, some classroom training and multiple drills and force-on-force scenarios.
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THE BEST DO THE BASICS BETTER

Each course also includes discussion and application of legal use of force in a defensive CCW situation or scenario. All students are evaluated on a timed course of fire. Only a passing score earns a certificate. There are no participation certificates.

NRA Carry Guard is not just another defensive pistol course. The drills and skills are designed for a CCW environment.

All NRA Carry Guard courses are for those who take carrying a gun seriously. It is training for those who realize 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.

NRA Carry Guard Training consists 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.

In select NRA Carry Guard courses, 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 sessions cover details about the CCW lifestyle you may never have considered. And almost certainly haven’t practiced.

Meet The Most Comprehensive Team In Carry Training

Eric Frohardt

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

Jack Carr

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

Jeff Houston

Veteran Green Beret
NRA Carry Guard Director of Operations
NRA Carry Guard Lead Instructor

James R. Jarrett

Veteran Green Beret
NRA Carry Guard Senior Advisor

Mike Pannone

Veteran Green Beret
NRA Carry Guard Senior Advisor


I've never taken a better course.

- Colion Noir, 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

Want To Become An Instructor?

All students who have passed an NRA Carry Guard course with Distinction (a score of 90% or higher) are eligible to apply to become an NRA Carry Guard instructor of such class.

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Product availability is dependent on your state of residence.