NRA Carry Guard Basic Training

NRA Carry Guard Basic Training

TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

This is a 2-Day Course, typically indoors with a combination of classroom and live-fire training.

The Basic Course is for those who have a CCW permit but have not carried a gun regularly and who now want to take their skills to the next level before carrying every day. (Level: Serious)

Includes:

  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Mindset / Situational Awareness
  • Weapons / Tools / Equipment
  • Firearms Safety & Practical Application
  • Weapons Handling / Awareness
  • Ready Positions
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Drawing from Holster and Reholstering
  • Live-Fire Assessment
  • Progression Drills
  • Timed Courses of Fire

Have a CCW permit or live in a state with constitutional carry.

  • Range appropriate clothing (closed-toe shoes, pants, T-shirt)
  • Weather appropriate layering (time of year, location dependent)
  • Eye protection (clear for indoor ranges and both clear and dark for outdoor ranges; must have shatterproof lenses)
  • Hearing protection (double ear protection is optimal)
  • Gloves (for brass pickup)
  • Sturdy belt
  • Pistol for use in classroom and range demonstrations (full size or compact)
  • Magazines (4 minimum)
  • Holster and magazine pouches (2-3)
  • Ammunition: approx. 750 rounds
  • Range bag
  • Note pad and pen
  • Snacks, water for range
  • Sun screen (location dependent)
  • Personal medications if any (please notify instructor of any medical conditions)

To protect against misuse of information taught in this class, prior to attending class, each student must provide NRA with one of the following documents via email or mail:

  • Current concealed handgun license (or state or local firearms license, permit, or ID card);
  • Current Federal Firearms License; or
  • A statement of no criminal history from a Law Enforcement Agency, issued within 60 days of the class date.

*Note to Non-Citizens: Under federal law, certain non-U.S. citizens are prohibited from participating in this course. Only non-U.S. citizens who are: (1) lawful permanent residents (e.g., green-card holders), (2) refugees, or (3) individuals who have been granted asylum may participate in this course.

Upcoming Classes

Our elite cadre of NRA Carry Guard instructors is traveling the country to train responsible Americans like you.

Under federal law, certain non-U.S. citizens are prohibited from participating in this course. Only non-U.S. citizens who are: (1) lawful permanent residents (e.g., green card holders), (2) refugees, or (3) individuals who have been granted asylum may participate in this course.

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I’ve taken a lot of firearms classes. I consider myself very well trained. But this course was life-changing.

- Dana Loesch, NRA Carry Guard Member

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


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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