Armory Ranges - Shooting Class

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Why Should You Take a Firearm Training Class?

Shooting is a great and fun activity for anyone interested in firearms! However, with owning firearms comes responsibility and using a firearm for personal defense requires even greater proficiency and responsibility. Firearm training is taking personal responsibility for your safety and the safety of those close to you. Our selection of classes cover a range of skill levels from beginner to advanced and can help any level of shooter reach their shooting potential.

About Our Training Center

Training with Armory Ranges is a great way to develop or hone your firearm skills. Our training center offers in-depth, informative instruction in our state of the art range facility. Our instructors specialize in training individuals privately as well as in group classes. Our facilities including the range and classrooms are available by reservation for private use with prior permission. For rates on reserving our facilities please email Training@nashvillearmory.com

Tennessee Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit
Tennessee Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit

For the student to be successful, they should possess basic knowledge of a handgun, and be able to load, unload and safely manipulate the handgun they use in the class. If not consider taking the 3 hour, HANDGUN 101 course, listed on our website.

This course is an approved handgun safety that meets the standard for applicants to be able to apply for an Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit through the State of Tennessee. Successful completion of this course is one of the requirements to obtain a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit.

Students are not required to own their own handgun. Armory Ranges will furnish a semi-automatic handgun, at no charge, or the student may bring their own handgun.

All of our instructors are State of Tennessee and NRA certified.

Private Training One Hour
Private Training One Hour

One-hour lessons are geared for the shooter who already owns a gun and desires to work on a specific skill or firearm.

 If you are a new shooter or do not own a gun, we highly recommend PRIVATE INSTRUCTION NEW SHOOTER (2 HR) 

Armory Ranges offers many wonderful and useful classes to introduce you to, and educate you to firearms, as well as ways to continue and grow your training. However if you are looking to do learn something specific, prefer one on one instruction, or are looking to learn about something you may not see offered in a class, Private training is for you! 

Private training will give you the opportunity to do one-on-one training with certified instructors in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Training is tailored to your needs and skill level.

Private Training topics can include, but are not limited to:

- Shooter Improvement skills

- Presentation of a handgun from a holster

- Maintenance of firearms (field strip and cleaning)

-Introducing youth to firearms (minimum age is 10)

-AR-15 Rifle skills

-Shotgun manipulation and home defense use

-And many more…

Private Training Two Hour
Private Training Two Hour

Armory Ranges offers many wonderful and useful classes to introduce you to firearms, and ways to continue and grow your training. However, if you are looking to do learn something specific, prefer one on one instruction, or are looking to learn about something you may not see offered in a class, Private training is for you!

Private training will give you the opportunity to do one-on-one training with certified instructors in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

Private training sessions are custom-tailored to your needs. In order to do that effectively, sessions are limited to two (2) persons max. 

The price list on this page is for a one-person private training session with one of our instructors. If you would like to add a second person to the session please indicate their name during the registration process. Please note that there is an additional charge of $70 dollars for the second person to attend.

The course fee covers everything the participant would need for the session, with the exception of ammunition. Since there are so many caliber and possible quantity of rounds used during the session, the participant would need to pay for ammunition used the day of the session.

As with all Armory Ranges courses, the participant is not required to own a firearm and may use one of our range guns for the training. If a participant has their own gun that they would like to work with, our instructors will guide them through that firearm and answer any questions they may have.

Handgun 101: The Semi-Automatic Handgun
Handgun 101: The Semi-Automatic Handgun

This is a semi-automatic handgun specific course. If you are interested in learning how to shoot a revolver, please sign up for: HANDGUN 101: REVOLVERS.

This course teaches students how to load, unload, and fire a semi-automatic handgun in a safe and ergonomic manner. Student are not required to own their own handgun. Armory Ranges will furnish the semi-automatic, at no charge; or the student may bring their own semi-automatic handgun.

 The student will fire 50 rounds during the course. (Course fee does not cover ammunition cost)

This course is an alternative to private instruction and this course will help to ensure the student can be successful when taking a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit Class.

Shooter Improvement 1
Shooter Improvement 1

This class is designed for the shooter who owns a semi-automatic handgun and wants to improve their shooting. Students will leave the class with some drills and techniques to make their future practice sessions more meaningful and they will begin the process of being able to self-diagnose their errors when shooting. (for example, always shooting low left/right etc).

This class will greatly assist a new handgun owner, (as well as long-time handgun owner) to better understand and execute the four main fundamentals of handgun shooting. An emphasis will be put on using the sights and trigger with high efficiency; as well as utilizing grip and stance for repeatable results in their shooting.

Topics Covered:

•             Natural Stance

•             Effective grip

•             Efficient trigger manipulation

•             Understanding of how to use the sights correctly

 

Students will successfully demonstrate safe gun handling, improve marksmanship, plus gain familiarity with modern techniques of handgun shooting. This course starts with a discussion of basic fundamentals and moves to the range for live-fire drills and practice. This 3-hour class is roughly an hour of discussion and 2 hours of shooting. This class meets in our training center (lower building).

Class sizes are limited to 5 to ensure individual attention while providing a detailed demonstration of each marksmanship fundamentals and drill.

Defensive Handgun 1

This course teaches you techniques to improve your marksmanship fundamentals, firearm handling,  as well as an introduction to working from the holster. These skills are necessary to effectively use a handgun for self-defense.

Successful completion of this course establishes a firm foundation for the Armory Ranges Defensive Handgun II Course.

Topics Covered:

• Safe handgun handling
• Loading/unloading and manipulation of a handgun
• Proper grip and stance
• Review the fundamentals of good shooting
• Shoot accurately and then speed up the shooting
• Identify principles of defensive shooting
• Presentation of handgun from strong side hip holster to target

Watch a quick video overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmtX97UNP6E&list=PLCTAgjmpA5BvwVmXxpxRq9HKHXkZl1lFD&index=6

Defensive Handgun 2

This course is a progression of the skills taught in Defensive Handgun 1, which is a pre-requisite to taking this course.

Defensive Handgun 2 starts with basic draw-stroke, from a strong side hip holster and will add a concealment garment.

Students will demonstrate safe gun handling, improve their marksmanship, gain familiarity with drills and modern techniques of handgun shooting. Proper skills and techniques will be demonstrated throughout the class.

Topics Covered
• Elements of Trigger Control
• Defensive Sight Picture
• Presenting the firearm from concealment
• Learning to balance speed and accuracy
• Proper reloading and malfunction techniques
• Introduction to shooting and moving

This class has 1 hour of classroom instruction and 3 hours on the range.

Watch a quick video overview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFZk6Ld0aY&list=PLCTAgjmpA5BvwVmXxpxRq9HKHXkZl1lFD&index=5

AR-15 Basics
AR-15 Basics

This is a 3 hour non-shooting course. Learn the basics of operation, field strip, lubrication, cycle of operation, and a little about the history of the gun. Other topics will include learning about zero, and co-witnessing.

Defensive Shotgun 1
Defensive Shotgun 1

This course teaches you how to safely use a shotgun as a defensive tool.  The student will learn how to correctly set up a defensive shotgun, and how to safely deploy it.

Topics Include:

·         Shotgun nomenclature, modifications, and accessories

·         How to safely load and unload

·         Proper handling techniques using the shotgun – including how to mitigate recoil

·         Ammunition selection and pattering

This class is 3 hours long and includes time in the classroom and on the range.

Tennessee Armed Guard Renewal Certification
Tennessee Armed Guard Renewal Certification

  • Armed Guards/Officers must renew their registration every two (2) years.
  • Every two (2) years armed security guards must complete four hours of refresher training and requalify in the use of a firearm by achieving a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner prior to the renewal of their guard registration. 
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Renewals

 

  • Armed Guards/Officers must renew their registration every two (2) years.
  • Every two (2) years armed security guards must complete four hours of refresher training and requalify in the use of a firearm by achieving a minimum of 70% on any silhouette target course approved by the commissioner prior to the renewal of their guard registration. 

Personal Safety (OC/Pepper) Spray
Personal Safety (OC/Pepper) Spray

There may be times when less than lethal force is required when faced with a threat, pepper spray may be just the tool you need!

The Personal Safety (OC/PEPPER) spray class includes a key chain unit of  the NEW GEL type spray and 1 practice spray to use in class (sold in our store for $20)

The class is broken down into 3 parts; First, a discussion of awareness and prevention. The second part will discuss protection, including simple techniques to help protect yourself as well as the proper deployment of OC spray. Last, students will get the opportunity to use inert practice spray to learn the correct use and deployment of OC spray.

Students are NOT sprayed with OC in this class.

Anyone can benefit from taking this class - whether you're a runner, commuter, student, someone who travels for work, retiree, homemaker - this class is for you!