A Prayer for Texas

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14. Heavenly Father, We come to you with heavy hearts on behalf of the people of Uvalde, Texas. We ask You, Father God, to comfort the families who lost a… Continue reading A Prayer for Texas

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

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

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