May 25, 2015

My Gun Smart Courses

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My Gun Smart courses can also be taken at your home for a more personal and comfortable experience with no extra cost to you. These courses are designed for your benefit and training purposes, so what are you AIMING for?

My Gun Smart recommends that if you have not taken a gun safety course that this should be a prerequisite to any further, more complex training. An excellent safety course is one which will give you an abundance of hands-on information and meets Concealed Handgun Permit requirements for Virginia. The National Rifle Association’s Basic Pistol Shooting Course is set up to reach all beginners and novice shooters. Repetition of the rules in this class and the focus on safety will prevent most, if not all, gun accidents. Be aware that ignorance is completely different than carelessness, and we teach you what you need to know to avoid unwanted injuries.

The Times cataloged 259 gun accidents that killed children ages 14 and younger. The youngest was just 9 months old. My Gun Smart is taking a stand to help keep families safe. Any adult that takes one of our pistol courses can have their children 14 and younger attend for free.

Once you have reviewed the courses and found what you are looking for click here or the calendar button at the bottom of the page.

 –AIM for Pistol Safety

If you are aiming to get a Basic Pistol, Concealed Handgun License and one on one time at the range, then this course is for you. We not only pack the knowledge of all three courses into one five hour course, we also reduce your classroom time and the price. We integrated every aspect of this course designed with your best interests in mind. We also include SIRT pistols and firearms with laser shot cartridges into your training, giving you a great deal of hands on experience before we hit the range. As an added bonus, this course will leave you with a highly effective, cost efficient training that you’ll be able to perform almost anywhere.

This class meets the requirements for your concealed handgun permit in Virginia and in the states that have the same law requirements for Documentation of competence with a handgun. For more course details and/or law requirements, email us at info@MyGunSmart.com or use our contact form and enter AIM as the subject. This is not a NRA course, and the total length of course is approximately five hours including range time.

–NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

  • This course replaces the following courses as of February 1, 2016:
    • NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
    • NRA First Steps to Pistol Shooting

This course is a two-part blended course consisting of an eLearning portion and a range-based practical portion. Regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation this course will give you the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and operating a pistol safely.

  • Part 1: eLearning, 11 topics about 20 minutes each, including:
    • Introduction Pistol Characteristics
    • Using a Pistol Ammunition
    • Introduction to Shooting a Pistol
    • Shooting Position
    • Pistol Shooting Errors
    • Pistol Stoppages
    • Pistol Cleaning and Maintenance
    • Selecting Pistols and Ammunition
    • Maintaining Your Skills
  • Part 2: Range-based practical Portion, 11 topics taking approximately 5 hours including range time:
    • Firearm and Range Safety Review
    • Fundamentals
    • Loading, Cocking, De-cocking, Unloading and Pistol Maintenance
    • Shooting Positions
    • Shooting Qualification

This class meets the requirements for your concealed handgun permit in Virginia and in the states that have the same law requirements for Documentation of competence with a handgun. For more course details and/or laws email us at info@MyGunSmart.com or use our contact form and enter NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Outline as the subject. Complete your Part 1 Training and then come back to register for Part 2 to receive your certificate.

— NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training

In this course we will go over safe gun handling and fundamentals of pistol marksmanship as well as learning how to apply these fundamentals to pistol shooting.  We use laser shot pistols and a virtual training system for the safest possible training environment.

This is a fun course designed to give you the opportunity to practice your two most important fundamentals of shooting: 1) Aiming and 2) Trigger-Control. We will provide you with the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for operating a firearm using a virtual training system. After the class we can give you the opportunity to use the virtual training system to practice unsighted fire/point and shoot, shooting from the holster, precision shooting and unorthodox shooting positions.

All students must be present for the duration of the course and demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to receive a course completion certificate. This class is approximately two hours and meets the requirements for a concealed handgun permit in Virginia and in the states that have the same law requirements for Documentation of competence with a handgun. Included in this class is a one hour range slot, directly following the class, to get that extra hands-on training improving on your safety and proficiency.

— In Home – Home Protection Course

The most common reason for an individual to purchase a firearm is to be able to defend his/her family. Our focus with this course is help set your mind at ease by ensuring that your family has the know-how to protect yourself in many areas concerning safety. Tackling a wide range of topics including having a proper mindset, proper ammunition and bullet responsibility, how to prepare your home for safety (such as wall barriers), using force, aftermath and shooting techniques are just a few areas. You should feel completely safe in your home at every moment and just having a gun does not make you safe.

If you are interested in our Home Protection Course we can combine any of our NRA courses at a discounted rate ensuring everyone’s safety at your home.

All students must be present for the duration of the course and be able to retain the information received, showing the maturity level required to be responsible with a firearm in the home for this class. This class is approximately two hours and will cover areas to help protect your family legally, while not creating your personal guideline for your family that should be between your family and lawyers.

— In Home – Self Defense Class

This class is not geared like a normal self defense type of class. Everything you may think you need to go through in order to protect yourself (i.e. martial arts, strength training, boxing, or long and expensive classes) are all great trainings but not required for you to be safe and capable of handling yourself in dangerous situations.

We will help show you how to use the tools at your disposal to injure or eliminate the bad guys. Preparing for the worst (larger bad guys with a weapon) and hoping for the best (never needing your training) is common sense. We use training geared for military applications and simplify those techniques for civilian use with one goal in mind. Take the class and find out what your goal should be in order to help keep you and your family safe.

Aim for Pistol Safety: $10 Range Fee and approx. $15 in ammo for range time not included

  • Individual; $99
  • Couples; $79 per person
  • Groups of 3 or more; $59 per person

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting: $10 Range Fee and approx. $15 in ammo for range time not included

  • Individual; $74
  • If you have a group of 3 or more; $64 per person

NRA Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Training: No range fees or ammo costs*

  • Individual; $74
  • Groups of 2 or more; $59 per person

Take advantage of the one hour range slot we set aside directly following your class. To apply the fundamentals you’ve learned get that extra hands-on training improving on your safety and proficiency.
*Additional cost includes a $10 range fee and approx. $15 in ammo

In Home – Home Protection Course: Only laser cartridges and/or SIRT pistols will be used for awesome scenario based training, no live ammunition

  • Individual; $124
  • Groups of 2 or more; $74 per person

In Home – Self Defense Course:

  • Individual; $124
  • Groups of 2 or more; $74 per person

All courses listed are also available in a women’s only course (by appointment only)
Virginia Laws can be found at 18.2-308.

— Family FUN Day

Father Holding Daughter's Hand

Do you have a relatively small family or an entire football team with cheerleaders? Either way we have an amazing opportunity for you. Enjoy the benefit of choosing a day and time that works for your family. Signing up for an scheduled course can be difficult to work into everyone’s busy schedule.

We make things simple and cost effective getting your family together on your schedule. We will do everything we can to hold a course on your requested date and time. Click here when you are ready to submit a request for a date and time. Scroll above to see our courses and group pricing available for your family starting as low as $59 per person.

 — Couples Night

couples2Thinking about a night out with your spouse? Why not get a more comfortable, a little safer and more proficient with firearms together? Afterwards you can catch dinner and a movie. Don’t worry about joining another course with a large group. Contact us with your date and time and enjoy a classroom setting and range time to yourselves. We will do everything we can to give you a course on your requested date and time. Click here when you are ready to submit a request for a date and time. Scroll above to see our courses and couples pricing available starting as low as $79 per person.