STEP 1: In-Person Training

There is no substitute for in-person training with a certified firearms instructor. Every responsible gun owner should take an in-person class to truly sharpen his or her skills, build confidence and forge a protector mindset.

Requirements: Take a two-hour in-person class of your choice with a certified firearms instructor. Simply return to this section of your Protector Academy training to add your course into your account after completion.

STEP 2: Complete your Level 01 Shooting Qualification: Basic Handgun Marksmanship

Course Overview: Marksmanship is a crucial foundation for any responsibly armed American. Now that you have completed your foundational training, it is time to test yourself on the range.

Required Gear & Supplies: You will need (1) USCCA Silhouette Target with 9-inch center, (50) rounds of ammunition in any caliber and your firearm.

Train with your personal self-defense firearm whenever possible.

Success Criteria: You must get at least 70% of your hits (35 or more) inside the 9-inch center.

Course of Fire: You will now complete a series of basic handgun marksmanship challenges meant to test your accuracy at different ranges. There will be NO time limits. This is purely a test of your accuracy with your self-defense handgun.

  • Stage 1: Put your target 3 yards away from you on the range. Fire 10 rounds at the 9-inch center circle.
  • Stage 2: Move your target until it is 5 yards away from you. Fire 10 rounds at the 9-inch center circle.
  • Stage 3: Move your target until it is 7 yards away from you. Fire 10 rounds at the 9-inch center circle.
  • Stage 4: Move your target until it is 10 yards away from you. Fire 10 rounds at the 9-inch center circle.
  • Stage 5: Move your target until it is 15 yards away from you. Fire 10 rounds at the 9-inch center circle.

Assessment: If you successfully placed 70% of your shots (35 or more) inside the 9-inch center target, you have completed your Level 01 USCCA Qualification. (“Inside” does not include breaking the ring; shots must fully be inside the ring to count.)

If you failed to get at least 35 shots inside the 9-inch center, consult with a certified firearms instructor who will be able to diagnose any accuracy issues and help you correct them. Then shoot your qualification drill again.

Member Price

$80

Non-Member Price

$100

Duration

2 hours

Age

18+

Experience

Beginner

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