Firearms Training

NCCSC is proud to make our facilities available to selected certified firearms instructors and training organizations.

Frequently NCCSC hosts various programs:

  • NRA Basic Pistol
  • NRA Range Safety officer programs
  • Utah Concealed Carry classes
  • AK-47 and/or AR-15 instruction

and others. A description of these programs is shown on the menu on the left. Click on each listing for more information.

Once you have selected a course and date, go to the NCCSC Calendar, click on the listed event and you will be provided with event details and a link to the registration page for that event.


Defensive Carbine Course

Defensive Carbine program: NCCSC is proud to include in our Firearms Training programs a unique course developed and conducted by one our members, Frank Tait, certified NRA firearms instructor and Shoot Boss of the Appleseed program. The Defensive Carbine class is designed to develop in the students the basic knowledge, skills and attitude essential to …

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Defensive Handgun Courses with Jim Benoit

NCCSC is pleased to offer a program that until now has only been available at Jim’s range in Central, PA. He has developed and refined the following courses regularly over a period of years. Jim is an NRA Certified Instructor in 6 Disciplines, UCCA certified, PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor, and certified in multiple IPTT (Israeli) Disciplines. More …

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Defensive Rifle with Jim Benoit

Defensive Rifle I A 4 hour course that provides the student with the basic skills and mindset required to confidently operate a rifle in a violent situation. This introductory course is geared toward the student with little or no experience operating a defensive rifle or carbine. The class starts with a lively classroom session followed …

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Defensive Shotgun Courses with Jim Benoit

NCCSC is pleased to offer training in an under-utilized tool – the shotgun. This course is designed to develop understanding, proficiency and confidence with the shotgun for self-defense. Jim developed the curriculum in conjunction with Law Enforcement Officers to emphasize training toward home and urban environments. The shotgun is a specialized tool and serves its …

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Intermediate Defensive Carbine Course (DC300)

Course Description This course is open to the public but Limited to those who have previously participated in the Defensive Carbine I classes. Defensive Carbine ll builds on the fundamentals that students learned in the Defensive Carbine l course and take them a step further. In Defensive Carbine II we work on: Rapid threat analysis and acquisition …

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NRA Basic Rifle Course

New at NCCSC is the NRA Basic Rifle Course NCCSC is proud to partner with certified NRA instructors in offering the NRA Basic Rifle Course.This course is a 14-hour program that includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting …

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

NCCSC is proud to partner with certified NRA instructors in offering the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. Course Overview The NRA Basic Pistol course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is offered in two formats that include classroom and range time. Students learn: NRA’s …

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Blended

  Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. This option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own time frame, and a hands-on practical portion conducted …

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – Instructor Led

Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. This option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. More Details:  The Instructor Led Only …

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NRA Defensive Pistol

NRA Defensive Pistol is a four to five hour period of instruction.  As a result of their participation in this course, participants should be able to explain and demonstrate the following: The importance of carrying and using a pistol responsibly and ethically for personal protection. How the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling are applied …

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NRA Instructor Certification

NRA Instructor Development Workshops NCCSC collaborates with NRA Training Counselors to provide training for new NRA Instructors and offer workshops that lead to the individual’s certification to teach various NRA disciplines which may include:   NRA Basic Pistol NRA Basic Rifle NRA Basic Shotgun NRA Personal Protection NRA Home Firearm Safety NRA Range Safety Officer …

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NRA Personal Protection INSIDE the Home

Course Outline Instructor:       George Emanuel (  In this NRA certified program students will learn:  Basic defensive shooting skills; Strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation; Firearms and the law; how to choose a handgun for self-defense; and have continued opportunities for skill development.  Each student will receive: The NRA Guide to the Basics …

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NRA Personal Protection OUTSIDE The Home

NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course Short Description:           Comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. More Details:                    The course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and …

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NRA Refuse to be a Victim (RTBAV)

Refuse To Be A Victim® is a four hour crime prevention seminar, which provides practical information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. It is a program of the National Rifle Association. Certified instructors help seminar participants better understand criminal thinking and provide tips on maximizing home, automobile, travel, technological, and personal security. Participants …

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NRA Women On Target

Staff We are looking for NRA Certified instructors to work one on one with a shooter on the range. We are also looking for NRA certified RSOs to work the ranges as well as other volunteers for the event. To volunteer as an NRA certified instructor or an RSO, please email Frank Tait at …

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Real World Self Defense I

Carrying a gun for self defense is a sound concept to protect yourself and your loved ones from a violent encounter. In today’s society however, you may not always have your gun with you or on you. You may also be in a situation where you cannot use it or get to it. It is …

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Real World Self Defense II

We take the lessons learned from RWSD 1 and expand further into the mindset required to defend yourself in real world scenarios. We introduce additional open hand techniques in conjunction with using a sidearm. In this 4-hour class we cover the foundation of sidearms deployment and the proper draw techniques to ensure all students can …

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Utah Concealed Carry

Currently, there are several states that honor the Utah non-resident concealed carry permit in addition to those states with established reciprocity with Pennsylvania.  Check with for more information on state reciprocity and various concealed carry laws. Adding a Utah Concealed Carry permit to your current Pennsylvania CC permit adds reciprocity with seven additional states …

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