NRA Carry Guard Intermediate Training

NRA Carry Guard Intermediate Training

TAKE YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

This is a 3-day course, typically outdoors with classroom and extensive live fire training and scenario-based training.

The Intermediate Course is designed for those who have secured their CCW permit, carry often and want to improve their skills before carrying every day. (Level: More Serious).

The course is very demanding; it is three full days of training that will challenge you physically and mentally.

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
  • Reloads
  • One-Hand Shooting
  • Low-Light Training (introduction) 
  • Shooting from Retention (introduction) 
  • Shooting and Moving (introduction)
  • Timed Courses of Fire
  • Scenario Based Training

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

You must also have passed NRA Carry Guard Basic Training or an equivalent outside training course.

  • Range appropriate clothing (closed-toe shoes, pants, T-shirt)
  • Weather appropriate layering (time of year, location dependent)
  • Eye protection (both dark and clear with 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. 1,000 rounds
  • Range bag
  • Note pad and pen
  • Snacks, water for range
  • Sun screen
  • 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.

*Note on Firearms and Ammunition: You will need one handgun with a 6-round or greater carrying capacity (revolver or semi-auto) that you are comfortable firing 1,000 rounds through over the course of 3 days. This will be your "primary" handgun throughout the training where the focus is developing the fundamentals.

Though not necessary to take the NRA Carry Guard Intermediate course, if you have a second handgun of any size and type that you carry (or may carry) concealed, please bring that as well.

All students will need to bring 1,000 rounds of new or factory reloaded Full-Metal Jacketed (FMJ) ammunition.

Additionally, if you bring one firearm, bring 40 rounds of the factory defensive carry ammunition of your choice for it.

If you bring two firearms, bring 20 rounds of factory defensive carry ammunition of your choice for each firearm (40 total).

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


Mike Pannone

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

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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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