Sunday, July 31, 2011

Guns, Guns, and More Gosh Darn Guns: Offically a NRA Training Counselor!

I logged into the NRA website tonight to look at some materials and lo and behold 'Training Counselor' is listed in my ratings.
Look for a Basic Pistol Instructor Course to be listed this fall.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NRA Basic Pistol Class - Marshalltown, IA - July 30th

Our next NRA Basic Pistol Class will be held on July 30th h in Marshalltown, IA.

This course is at least 9-hours long (8hr class / 1hr lunch) and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

**This class does not cover Iowa law or "carry specific" issues, however this class does meet requirements in Iowa Code to satisfy the training requirement needed to apply for a Permit to Carry Weapons. This class also meets requirements to apply for a Florida Concealed Weapons Permit *If you are interested in obtaining a Florida Carry Permit, please mention during registration and we will provide the application packet.

The NRA Basic Pistol Course is being held at the Marshall County Izaak Walton League at 2601 Smith Ave. in Marshalltown, IA. 50158. Sign in will take place at 08:30am. We will be having an hour lunch break students may bring their own lunch or dine in town. A refrigerator is available. Please feel free bring your own non-alcoholic beverages. Coffee will be provided.

The class is has an approximate total run time of nine hours (8hrs class/ 1 hr lunch), actual class time may vary pending on number of students etc. Be prepared for this class to last the entire nine hours, if you need more than one meal, you may bring additional snacks. Breaks will be held periodically throughout the class.

Students are expected to furnish the following:
  • State Drivers License or State ID
  •  One operational handgun in a good state of repair, at least one magazine for that handgun and the handguns owner's manual.
  • A minimum of fifty cartridges for the firearm to be used during class.
  • One set of eye protection
  • One set of ear protection
  • Writing materials, students will receive course materials but each student should still supply a notebook and pen.
  • Owners manual for firearm to be used during class


Firearms should be transported in accordance to state law. This means that the firearms are to be unloaded and in a container too large to conceal on one’s person, unless you have a carry permit, however the above statement regarding ammunition still applies.

If you do not have a handgun, we can provide rental handguns and ammunition for each for an additional fee of $30.00 per student which includes ammunition. If you require the use of a rental handgun please inform us before class. Eye and ear protection are also available for an additional $2.00 rental fee.

Class cost is $65 which includes a range fee of $10.00
Class size is limited to a minimum of ten and a maximum size of twenty.

Please contact John Lauer (JD) via email for general questions.

For registration contact Melody Lauer by phone @ 641-751-8147.

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