The Preserve AcademyThe Preserve Academy

Firearms Safety Training

The Preserve Academy, located at The Sporting Shoppe & Range at The Preserve, offers a wide curriculum of firearms safety and tactical training classes taught by NRA Certified Instructors. With patience, dedication, and over 25 years of law enforcement experience, our instructors pride themselves in teaching firearms safety and shooting skills to participants of all skill levels from the novice to the expert.

COVID-19 UPDATE

To All Our Customers,

We at The Preserve Academy have taken strong action to provide the safest retail and indoor shooting environment for our customers, given the current situation regarding the coronavirus in the US. We have stepped up cleaning cashier stations, credit card terminals, counters and bathrooms, as well as shelves when restocking products and wiping down all shared items like baskets.

We recommend you stay home if not feeling well to prevent any contamination issues with other customers trying to continue to shop and shoot at our establishment. We have postponed all March and early April classes and will provide alternate dates as soon as possible.

We are working with manufacturers, suppliers and government agencies to make certain products and services remain readily available to customers. Unfortunately, with demand increasing exponentially, prices have reflected the shortage of inventory. We apologize for the inconvenience and will work with our manufactures to return back to normal following a slowdown of the pandemic. Please understand background checks, shipping both to and from, as well as special orders, will take longer the expected and are getting completed as quickly as possible. Be safe, stay clean, and thank you for supporting local businesses.

We Are Open 7 Days A Week

With over 25 years of law enforcement experience; you will learn from experienced instructors who will help you enhance your skill set, increase your knowledge and raise your self-confidence!

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Ladies Only

Covers firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom and then it’s off to the range. We cover grip, stance, and more…

CCW Permits

Overview of the Rhode Island pistol permit application, carrying a concealed firearm in Rhode Island, firearms safety, and more.

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Firearms Safety

Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals; range rules…

NRA Instructors

NRA instructor certifications in Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Chief Range Safety Officer, Personal Protection…

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Classes provided for all skill levels.

Register early as class space is limited.

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Classes include, Continental Breakfast or Sandwiches and Refreshments.

Our Courses

We pride ourselves in teaching firearm safety and shooting skills to both beginners and professionals. Come learn in a comfortable environment with experienced instructors who are patient, dedicated and knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms instruction.

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NRA Approved

Take charge of your family’s safety and get the basic knowledge and skills to safely handle or store firearms and ammunition in the home. Learn more about the The Preserve Academy NRA certified firearm safety training classes.

Take your skills to the next level

Learn how to protect yourself and your family both in and out of your home with Firearms Safety training and personal protection training courses.

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Home Firearm Safety Classes

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Shotgun Training Classes

Testimonials

“This place is absolutely gorgeous.! it has everything, you have to see it to believe it. staff are super friendly and knowledgeable. their prices are hard to believe, super affordable.”

Johnny Moe

“Today was day one of shooting at The Range and I can tell you this, there is no better facility. It has to be the quietest range I’ve been too, the staff is helpful and friendly, there’s is no stress or rushing involved. Great prices on guns and ammo too. First class all the way.”

Mark Sven Oltedale

“My 79 year old mother and I took the Ladies Only Class 100. It was perfect. It started out with class time on gun safety etc., move to a high-tech simulator, then onto the gun range. The pace was perfect. Robert, our instructor was thorough and knowledgeable, and the facility was impressive! I highly recommend this class for anyone looking to learn how to shoot!!!”

Cindy Voccola Joyce

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age restrictions?
  • Minimum shooting age in the range is 10 years old. Children under the age of 10 will not be allowed on the range.
  • Shooters 10-17 years of age must be accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian.
  • Minors may shoot with and be accompanied by a friend or non-guardian after the Parent or Legal Guardian completes the waiver which includes the NAME & Photo ID# of those individuals authorized to escort the minor.
What are the age limits for rentals?
  • You must be at least 21 years old to rent handguns and full automatics.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to rent rifles or shotguns.
I have a concealed carry permit. May I carry a concealed firearm in The Range?
  • Yes, we require that ALL concealed firearms be holstered inside the Club.
  • We require that ALL other firearms be unloaded and cased until the shooter is in the shooting booth.
  • No one may handle an uncased or unholstered firearm behind the firing line.
What safety precautions are taken at The Range at The Preserve?
  • At least one Range Safety Officer is in the range at all times.
  • Everyone is required to watch a safety video before entering the range for the first time.
  • All shooters are expected to follow the Range Safety Rules.
  • Safety is extremely important. If the RSO sees any unsafe behavior, they will warn and educate the shooter.
I have never shot a handgun before, can you help me?
I have a felony on my record. May I shoot at your club?
  • No, The Range at The Preserve complies with State and Federal Laws. Every shooter must attest to the following: I am legally allowed to possess a firearm in the United States. I am not currently the subject of a criminal or civil restraining order. I have never been convicted of a felony as an adult or juvenile. I am not a fugitive from justice. I am not an unlawful user of, or addicted to any controlled substance. I have never been adjudicated in a court of law, as incompetent to manage my own affairs. I have never been discharged from the United States armed forces under dishonorable conditions. I am a citizen of or legally in the United States.
I have a medical marijuana card. May I shoot at your Gun Range
  • Your safety and the safety of everyone is the primary factor in this issue. Marijuana is no different than any other substance which may impair your ability to be safe. If you appear to be impaired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including ANY prescription medication, you will not be allowed to enter the range.
Do you rent eye and hearing protection?
  • We have complimentary eye and hearing protection. We recommend that you provide your own eye and hearing protection.
Do you allow shooters to collect their brass?
  • Yes, you are welcome to collect your brass. Please let the RSO know at the beginning of your session that you would like to collect your brass, so that the RSO will not sweep it away.
Can I draw from a holster in the range?
  • Yes, but you must be holster qualified. Please let the RSO know if you would like to become qualified.

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We also offer a number of pistol permit certifications that are recognized across the United States as well as several NRA certified classes which are listed on our courses page.

 

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