Training

Handgun Training Courses

One-on-one Individual Sessions

One on One Individual Sessions


$100 / Session


One-on-one instruction is available for any student at any level from beginning basics to advanced coaching.

You will discuss your individual needs with your personal instructor and plan one or more sessions that fit your schedule.

Your time can be spent in the classroom, on the shooting range, or both classroom and range based on a personalized training plan.

One-on-one instruction includes targets, lane rental, and firearm rental if applicable.  If renting a firearm, purchasing ammunition is required and is not included in the training price.


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Intro to Handguns

$75 Per Student


  • Universal rules of firearm safety.
  • Basic handgun terminology.
  • Basic handgun manipulation and operation.
  • The basics of ammunition.
  • Firearm storage considerations.
  • Overview of Pennsylvania firearm laws.
  • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction only. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc) with them on the day of class.
  • 2 hours in length
This is the most basic course of firearm instruction offered by National Range & Armory. This two hour non-shooting course is designed to introduce a student with no prior firearms experience to safe firearm handling and ownership. Students will leave with the knowledge to make an informed firearm purchase.

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Handgun 1 – Basic Pistol Operation

Handgun Level I – Basic Pistol Operation


$60 Per Student


This is our basic course of firearm instruction. This course is designed to introduce new students to the basics of marksmanship and safe firearm handling. Students will receive two hours of classroom instruction and two hours of professional coaching on our indoor range.

  • Universal rules of firearm safety.
  • Introduction to the Fundamentals of Marksmanship.
  • Basic handgun operation.
  • Hands-on live fire instruction.

What you will need:

  • Bring an appropriate firearm or obtain a rental firearm from National Range & Armory (rental included in class cost).  We have multiple styles of rental firearms available and will be happy to assist you in making a good selection.
  • Eye and ear protection
  • 50 rounds of factory ammunition
    (can be purchased the day of the class)
  • At least one magazine for semi-auto pistols
  • Note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencil, etc.)

4 hours in length:  2 in classroom, 2 on range



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Handgun Level 2 – Handgun Marksmanship

Handgun 2 – Handgun Marksmanship

$100 Per Student


Building on Handgun Level 1, this course focuses on the skills required to accurately operate a handgun. Here students will hone the fundamentals of marksmanship. This course will provide each student with the most amount of direct instruction available in order to build a solid foundation of firearm skill. This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time.

  • Prerequisite:  Students must be able to demonstrate safe firearms handling in order to take this course.  While not required, inexperienced shooters are encouraged to consider our Handgun Level 1 class prior to taking Handgun Level 2.
  • Universal rules of firearm safety.
  • How to properly grip a handgun.
  • Trigger control and follow through.
  • Handgun manipulation and operation.
  • Live fire instruction.

What you will need:

  • A serviceable centerfire pistol and necessary accessories
  • Eye and ear protection
  • 100-150 rounds of factory ammunition
    (can be purchased the day of the class)
  • Two (2) magazines or speed loaders
  • Note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencil, etc.)

Rental firearms are not available for this course.  This class is designed to help you develop your skills with your own equipment. 

4 hours in length:  2 in classroom, 2 on range

Note: This course is a prerequisite for more advanced classes.



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Handgun Level III – Intermediate Handgun Operation

$125 Per Student


  • Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of NR&A Handgun Level II or a 1 on 1 live fire evaluation with NR&A Instructor Staff to ensure readiness.  
  • Review the universal rules of firearm safety.
  • Drawing from a holster.
  • Different types of reloading.
  • Advanced handgun manipulation.
  • Required Materials: This class will consist of classroom instruction as well as range time. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), a functional and appropriate center fire pistol, 150 rounds of factory ammunition, three magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouches, an appropriate holster, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.
  • 3 hours in length
    1 in classroom, 2 on range
  • Note: This course is a prerequisite for Handgun Level IV
Continuing on the skills gained in Handgun Level II, Handgun Level III is designed to provide instruction to the student who can demonstrate proficiency and safe operation on their own firearm and is seeking knowledge on more advanced operation. Instruction will focus on drawing from a non-concealed holster, firing to effectively neutralize a target and reloading from a magazine pouch or carrier.

This course will require students to provide a serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories. Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required. We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted. Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class. Rental firearms are not available for this course.

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Handgun 3 – Introduction to Defensive Pistol

Handgun 3 – Introduction to Defensive Pistol

$125 Per Student


Students must be able to demonstrate safe and confident firearms handling to take this course. Loading, unloading, and other basic skills should feel easy and natural. While not required, shooters struggling to keep a 4-5” group at 5 yards will benefit from a private coaching session prior to Handgun 3. Prospective students are encouraged to speak with the Handgun 3 instructors for an evaluation of readiness.

This is a physically demanding class. Students will be asked to kneel, move, stand for long periods of time, and shoot from awkward positions. Accommodations can be made for those with disabilities.

  • Prerequisite: Students must have pre-qualified through Handgun 2 or through instructor evaluation.
  • Safety protocols for advanced level firearm handling
  • Shooting from cover
  • Drawing
  • Reloading
  • Shooting while moving

What you will need:

  •  Self-defense appropriate firearm with three magazines / speedloaders
  • Eye & ear protection
  • 150 rounds of factory ammunition
  • The ability to stand for long periods, kneel, move, & assume awkward positions.
  • Belt mounted holster suitable for repeated drawing & holstering. Inside-the-waistband universal soft holsters prohibited. Fitted, rigid holster preferred.
  • Belt-mounted magazine or speedloader carrier
  • Pants or shirts with belt loops & belt capable of supporting a firearm. If concealed carry is the student's objective, plan attire appropriately.

Rental firearms are not available for this course.
Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class: training@nationalsportingco.com

6 hours in length:  3 in classroom, 3 on range



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Handgun Level IV – Handgun Operator

$200 Per Student


  • Prerequisite: This course requires successful completion of NR&A Handgun Level III or a 1 on 1 live fire evaluation with NR&A Instructor Staff to ensure readiness.  
  • Review the universal rules of firearm safety.
  • Movement to Contact.
  • Multiple target engagements.
  • Barricade Drills.
  • Introduction to the Defensive Mindset.
  • Required Materials: This class will consist of a small amount of classroom time but students can expect to spend a vast majority of the time on the range. Students should bring note-taking materials (notebook, pens/pencils, etc), a serviceable center fire pistol, 250 rounds of factory ammunition, four magazines or speed loaders, magazine pouches, an appropriate holster, eye and ear protection, an open mind and willingness to learn.  Knee and elbow pads are highly recommended for this class. 
  • 4 hours in length
    30 min classroom, 3.5 hours on range
This course is designed to provide instruction to the advanced student on the operation of their firearm under dynamic stress. This course will require the ability to assume improvised shooting positions (standing, kneeling, prone) as well as remain standing for long periods of time.

This course will require students to provide a serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories. Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required. We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted. Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class. Rental firearms are not available for this course.

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AR15 Lower Builder Class

AR15 Lower Builder Class

$299.95 - $459.95 Per Student

The modular nature of the AR-15 rifle has led to a vast market of diverse products to improve and customize your rifle. This class is designed to help students learn the skills required to build and modify an AR-15 lower receiver. Participants will fully complete an AR-15 stripped lower receiver making it ready to pair with an upper receiver and fire. Class will begin with an overview of the lower receiver components and the specialized tools required for assembly. Each student will then begin the step-by-step process of building their own lower following the guidance from our certified Gunsmith instructor. Once complete, each builder will have an opportunity to test fire their lower with a supplied upper receiver in our indoor range. Students will leave with a completed lower and the knowledge to build future projects, including understanding of the specialized tools used to make the build process more successful.


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Requirements:
AR-15 Lower receivers are considered a Firearm by Federal law. All class participants must be 21 years old (or accompanied by a Parent or Guardian), a Pennsylvania Resident w/ Photo ID, and be able to pass a firearms background check on the day of the class.

Class includes:

  • National Range & Armory stripped lower receiver*
  • Standard Mil-Spec Lower Parts Kit
  • Standard Mil-Spec buffer tube & Magpul CTR stock
  • Certified Gunsmith Instructor led classroom time
  • Use of all required tools
  • Use of upper receiver, 5 rounds of ammo, access to indoor range to function test lower

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AR15 Upper Builder Class

AR15 Upper Builder Class

$599.95 Per Student

Extending our Lower Receiver class, Students will learn how to complete a stripped upper receiver, install barrel, gas block & tube, barrel nut, and rail. Participants will also glean an understanding of specialized tools used to properly complete the build. They will also have an opportunity to test fire their upper in our indoor range. Each student will leave with their completed upper receiver and the knowledge to complete future projects.


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Price of the class includes above listed base components. Optional upgraded components are available. If interested in upgrades, please stop in and discuss with our team at least a week prior to your class so we can get everything you’ll need for the class!

Class includes:

  • Stripped upper receiver
  • Small upper receiver parts (forward assist, ejection port cover, pins, springs, etc.)
  • Low profile gas block & appropriate length gas tube
  • Standard barrel in 5.56MM or .300BLK with A2 flash hider
  • Mid-length M-Lok rail
  • Certified Gunsmith Instructor led classroom time
  • Use of all required tools
  • Use of lower receiver, 5 rounds of ammo, access to indoor range to function test lower

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Intro to Competitive Action Shooting

Intro to Competitive Action Shooting

$125 Per Student

Competitive shooting is a great way to improve firearm manipulation and is the next exciting step beyond basic marksmanship. Introduction to Competitive Action Shooting is designed to provide instruction to the student who can demonstrate proficiency and safe operation of their own firearm and is seeking to take the next step. Instruction will focus on information needed to safely and successfully attend your first USPSA, IDPA, or Steel Challenge match.


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What to expect:

  • Instruction from USPSA & IDPA master-class shooters, match directors, & safety officers
  • 6 hours in length: 3 in the classroom, 3 on the range

Objectives:

  • Review the universal rules of firearm safety
  • Competition-specific safety rules
  • Basic rules, scoring, and equipment for USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, and 3Gun
  • Basic techniques for drawing, reloading, and movement
  • Completion of several courses of fire based on USPSA and IDPA

Required Materials:

  • A serviceable center fire pistol and necessary accessories
  • Fitted holster and magazine/speed loader pouches are required
  • We use and recommend Kydex holsters. Universal holsters are not permitted
  • Rental firearms are not available for this course
  • Please contact us with any equipment specific questions prior to your class

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Questions about our classes? Give us a call 570.601.4101

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