The NRA Defensive Pistol Certification


Available only from Advanced NRA Instructors

This class is an NRA Sanctioned Course and qualifies for Oregon's "Concealed Handgun Certification".

Teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude for carrying a concealed handgun.

NRA CCW Certification Course - All-Day Class (Classroom Time Plus Live Fire Range)

This is an all-day class and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. This is NOT a "Beginner Class"!  Students are expected to have a firm foundation of 5 fundamentals of shooting and some malfunction clearance training.  Students learn and refine their knowledge of the rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; drawing from concealment, reloading and malfunction remediation.  This class focuses on the need for quality live-fire instruction from Oregon's most credentialed firearms instructor. 


You'll learn the proper draw techniques from a number of concealed positions, increasing the speed and handling of the firearm, and the need for muscle memory and competency by repetition.  You'll perform speed drills, target recognition drills, reloading drills, timed drills, malfunction and clearance drills under pressure. You'll be introduced and indoctrinated into the "Drag-The-Bag" concept of learning and shooting making you the best shooter you can be.  Students will receive classroom training addressing basic safety rules, handling skills, shooting fundamentals, storage and draw methods and more. 


This course satisfies ORS 166.291 for Oregon Concealed Handgun License due to the amount of handgun safety involved in the course.  Further, it provides candidates with the much-needed hands-on, live-fire training by professional instructors.  There is no substitute for hands-on training.  Candidates that pass this course will receive the NRA's highest defensive pistol certificate.  This certificate is what you need to apply for your Oregon CHL at the sheriff's office.  This certificate never expires.

NOTE:  The course is open to anyone over the age of 16 with the proper prerequisite knowledge listed above (minors MUST be accompanied by a PAYING guardian enrolled in the class)


NOTE: A $125 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the class.

Class taught by our Certified NRA and Law Enforcement Instructors

Prerequisite: Defense Carry 1.0 or equivalent

Some ranges we use require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  We recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.


Prepayment of the deposit below is required to enroll and participate in this class.  If you are committed and have the time, this shouldn't be a problem for you.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the class, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  You should be committed to attending as prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

1. A handgun (pistol or revolver) in any caliber .380 or larger. For a list see the approved cartridges list.

2. At least 2 magazines or speedloaders (Mandatory to pass the class)
3. A quality holster from which to draw (Mandatory to pass the class).
4. Ammunition. At least 100 rounds of brand new (non-reloaded) ammunition.
5. Ballistic/safety glasses and earplugs/earmuffs are required while on the range.
6. A hat with a brim such as a baseball cap or similar.

7. A cover garment of some sort that will be placed over your clothing.

8. Sack lunch (You may also go away for lunch - Several restaurants and markets are nearby).

Lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring a sack lunch or make alternate plans to go out.  Regular breaks will be given.


INSTRUCTORS - David Cunningham and Elizabeth Cunningham