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NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor2017-06-03T19:26:11-04:00


NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor

NRA Shotgun Instructor training begins where NRA Basic Instructor training stops: with Lesson VI. This NRA Shotgun Instructor training class proceeds through eight lessons that teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting course step by step using the NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans, and how to teach shotgun shooting on a basic level. NRA Shotgun Instructor training concludes with the Shotgun Instructor examination and other preliminaries to certification by the NRA.

Course Pricing
$200 Walk in and Silver Members
$180 Red, White, & Blue and Gold Members save 10% off of the walk in price
$160 Platinum Members save 20% off of the walk in price

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fri27sep10:00 am5:00 pmNRA Certified Shotgun Instructor Sept 27th @ Woodland Park Range10:00 am - 5:00 pm Woodland Park Range, 1267 McBride Ave Woodland Park, NJ 07424 Questions about this event?: Please contact our Chief Instructor Jimmy for any questions regarding this event. 888-486-3674 ext: 16

“Very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely.”

Hi Anthony, Thanks for your email. Yes – I enjoyed the class yesterday; it was very informative and a good introduction to shooting safely. I now feel confident enough to go to the range and practice independently. However, I know that this is only an introduction and want to come back for further classes. I just wish you were closer than the 2 hour drive! But it was well worth it and will be seeing you again in 4-6 weeks. Many thanks.



Prerequisites: Complete our NRA Basic Instructor Training class


Length of Course:

8 hours (lunch included)


What to Bring:

• Register using the form below and make payment of the current class fee
• Pass the NRA Pre-Course Qualification assessment
• Shotgun and 50 rounds of ammo
• Eye and Ear protection


What We Will Cover

• Introduction to “NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans”
• Teaching “Shotgun Lesson I: Shotgun Knowledge and Safe Handling”
• Teaching “Shotgun Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Shotgun Shooting”
• Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructional Method
• Teaching “Shotgun Lesson III: Firing the First Shots”
• Teaching “Shotgun Lesson IV: Shotgun Shooting Skills Practical Exercise”
• Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Shotgun Shooters
• Teaching “Shotgun Lesson V: Shotgun Sports and Activities”
• Shotgun Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion

*Please note each student is required 48hrs after class to activate your NRA credentials, NRA will charge a small fee depending on the rating. $10-$30


Instructor Bios:

All of our high-level courses are taught by experienced professionals with the credentials to prove it. They are all trained and certified by the N.J. Police Training Commission, N.J. Department of Criminal Justice, and possess Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Certifications. They are experts in N.J. Use of Force Policies, and are always updating the course material with the latest use of force guidelines and case law. At Gun For Hire, this is not a “hobby”, but a full-time, legitimate vocation. Any “instructor” can teach you something, but only a select few can teach you the “why” or the “root of law” to justify your actions. If you were to use your newly acquired skills and were required to justify your actions, Gun For Hire instructors are ready, willing, and able to testify in your defense, as long as you had followed the training and procedures we provided. It does you, and your loved ones, no good if you survive the fight but have spend the next thirty years in prison because of the wrong advice you were given by a part-time amateur “instructor”.


Jimmy Grammenos

Jimmy started with Gun For Hire in 2008. He has ascended from Instructor to Senior Instructor to Senior Manager/ Director of Training. As Director of [...]

Thomas E. Giordano

Tom served with the Rutgers University Police Department in New Brunswick, NJ for 25 years, retiring in 2003. During his police career Tom served as [...]


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Disclaimer: In an effort to keep all of our students safe course objectives and drills are subject to change.