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

What is a NRA Assistant Instructor’s Purpose?

I had a great time at the range the past 2 nights assisting my NRA Certified Instructor Phil Scarano with his NRA Basic Shooting with Pistols class. As a NRA Assistant Instructor, it was my job to ensure every student is following the 3 basic rules of pistol shooting when outside on the range, which… Continue reading What is a NRA Assistant Instructor’s Purpose?

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

Gun Safety vs. Gun Violence

Two huge issues these days are gun safety and gun violence. The crime rate has risen greatly in the Portland area and other urban cities. First off, not everyone who owns a firearm is a criminal. Yet, because criminals often use a gun to act out violently, firearms in turn get a bad rap. For… Continue reading Gun Safety vs. Gun Violence

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

Run, Hide, Fight

Unfortunately, gun violence is on the rise, as it is happening everywhere not just in colleges or schools, but also in shopping malls and movie theaters across our country. Did you know that there are approximately 120 gun deaths a day reported in the United States this year alone? (Source: worldpopulationreview.com). Today, I wanted to… Continue reading Run, Hide, Fight

Women On Target

Today, I was questioned why I am interested in learning to be a NRA basic instructor. Because I want to be knowledgeable about firearms and meet others in the surrounding community that also share the same passion for defending our American freedoms. With gun violence rising, I do not want to be naive on how… Continue reading Women On Target