In the past 2 weeks, I have taken 2 courses Urban Pistol 1 and NRA PPITH, so I would like to thank you and the team for the excellent training programs that you are providing.
Regarding the Urban Pistol 1, I can comment that I was impressed on the superb quality of the instructors John, Bill and Tony, as well as the type of training provided. The teaching procedures which included sharing experiences and demonstrations were extremely informative and helped me understand better safety/handling procedures. In addition, even though there was a change in location within 1 week of the course date, it was very well communicated. Overall, the experience exceeded my expectations, and I am looking forward to take the next course levels. Thanks to the instructors for their time, teaching and patience.
Regarding the PPITH, the course was well organized, well delivered and was good learning experience. The curriculum was heavy on the theory side, but overall good source of information. I believe that the practice time was also very helpful to solidify some of the theory as well as to create muscle memory. Thank you and John for the training.
As a side note, I have been a GFH member for only few months, but during this short timeframe, I have appreciated the high level of professionalism of all the staff members (Instructors, RSOs, store reps, and others), the high quality training provided, and outstanding facilities. Congratulations, outstanding work!
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
Length of Course: 8 hours (Lunch Included)
Location: Woodland Park Range. Mobile training for this class is also available.
Course Level: Novice (What’s this?)
Who teaches this course? This course is taught by an NRA-certified firearms instructor, who was also trained and additionally certified with the trademark Gun For Hire immersion training system.
Course Description:This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
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- Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills
- Strategies for home safety
- Responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law
- How to choose a handgun for self-defense
- Continued opportunities for skill development
- Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home Handbook
- NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure
- The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
- Course completion certificate
- You need to bring a pistol
- Proof of shooting experience can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate; NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate; NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card; military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
- Three magazines
- 100 rounds of ammunition
- Eye and Ear protection
- Personal Protection Outside the Home
- Next Steps™ Pistol 1
- Urban Pistol 1™
Dear Anthony, I found the First Steps course to be a very lively and spirited one.It is refreshing to be among a group of people who cherish the right to own firearms. Our instructor, Robert Howe, knows guns like the back of his hand and was quite helpful. It was a pleasure meeting you, Anthony, and I’m glad you made that cameo appearance in the classroom. Hopefully, one day the State of New Jersey will come to its senses and adopt rational firearms legislation. And when it does, we can all thank the outspoken proponents of Second Amendment rights like yourself. My Florida CCW application went out in the mail yesterday. I look forward to my next course at Guns For Hire.
Anthony, Thanks for a great experience for my son and I. We attended you “First steps pistol” course with Sandy yesterday and it was great! My son has had an interest in competitive shooting for several years and finally got the opportunity to learn from the pros at your facility. Everyone we came in contact with was very supportive and my son and I learned alot. We are looking forward to visiting often. Thanks again to everyone there for a GREAT experience!!!
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 hopefully. Many thanks.
Anthony and staff, I truly enjoyed and was extremely impressed with the extensive wealth of knowledge and your dead on approach to teaching firearms, First Steps to me. You covered an enormous amount of information in a short period of time and your teaching techniques and interaction with the students was remarkable, honest, and sincere. Absolutely can not say enough about the no B.S. way you people do your instruction and run the whole Gun For Hire Teaching / Training facility . Totally professional, yet very friendly, and by far the best firearms instruction I have ever seen. I am looking forward to continuing my training in other classes you offer in the near future. Thanks again!