Women On Target

Today, was an absolute blast! I am attended a NRA event called Women On Target (WOT). I had the opportunity to shoot pistols, rifles, and shotguns. It is being held at the Southern Dutchess Pistol Association Gun Club in Wappingers Falls, NY. The NRA WOT shooting event was sold out and sponsored by several businesses… Continue reading Women On Target

Upcoming NRA Courses

Tue/Thur, Aug 17 & 19 - NRA Range Safety Officer (RSO) course, 5:30pm - 9:30pm both nights.Mon/Wed, Aug 23 & 25 - NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, 5:30pm - 9:30pm both nights. Feel free to contact us for locations and pricing for any of the courses listed. Phil Scarano - Chief Instructor HunterSafetyNYS@gmail.com Sandy Wisor… Continue reading Upcoming NRA Courses

NRA Assistant Instructor

Yes, I qualified as a NRA Assistant Instructor for Pistols. My plan is to continue to gain more experience and then move up to certified instructor level. My NRA Counselor, Phil Scarano, was impressed with my teaching skills, so I got that part down. I was asked to attend another pistol course to get more… Continue reading NRA Assistant Instructor

NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

My next step is to complete the NRA Marksmanship Qualification program. For each level I complete I will be awarded a patch. My goal is to improve my pistol shooting skills from my 80% at 45 yards to get as close as I can to the bullseye. Hopefully, with more target practice I can rework… Continue reading NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

The History Of Firearms

Granted, I am only studying a few types of pistols to start with as part of the NRA required training, such as single action revolver, dual action revolver, and the semi-automatic pistol. However, there are so many different manufacturers, so I figure it would actually be interesting to see the history of how firearms evolved… Continue reading The History Of Firearms

NRA Instructor’s Course Part 3

This NRA Basic Instructor for Pistols course was taught by Philip Scarano, who is a certified NRA Counselor. The class met at the Lloyd Rod and Gun Club in Highland, NY, which has a great outdoor range. The NRA Basic Instructor’s for Pistols course is for 16 hours of reviewing and teaching proper firearm training… Continue reading NRA Instructor’s Course Part 3

NRA Instructor’s Course Part 2

Part 2 - Tonight’s class includes the 1st Round of Qualification for the basic instructor’s course includes shooting a pistol outside on the firing range. Each student is required to qualify as a NRA instructor by shooting 20 rounds in a 6x6 square on an 8” round target at 45 yards away. Yes, I qualified… Continue reading NRA Instructor’s Course Part 2

NRA Instructor’s Course Part 1

This week I am enrolled in a NRA Basic Instructor course for shooting pistols. For Part 1 of this course we discussed, “What does it means to be a NRA Instructor?” This course covers how to actually teach the “NRA” way and present their materials that are used in their basic shooting course. We did… Continue reading NRA Instructor’s Course Part 1

Firearm Safety and Security

Today, I am prepping this week for my NRA Basic Instructor’s course by reviewing what the basic safety and security rules for firearms. The top 5 basic rules for any gun owner are the following: Always treat any firearm as if it were loaded, so don’t rely on the firearm’s safety lock to be on.… Continue reading Firearm Safety and Security

The 2nd Amendment

As an American citizen, each of us has the Constitutional right to bear arms as per the 2nd Amendment, but we also need to be responsible when using firearms. The news is continuing to report more shootings than ever before. The other stigma is that everyone who owns a gun is bad, which is definitely… Continue reading The 2nd Amendment