Class Curriculum

DEFENSIVE HANDGUN (101)

This eight (8) hour class reviews firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom, and then it’s off to the range. We cover grip, stance, verbal commands, ready positions, re-loading, Phase 1 malfunctions, effective shooting drills, and more!

This course focuses on using a firearm for the lawful self-defense of you or your family. Learn how to use your handgun to give yourself the best chances of stopping a threat and save a life, especially your own! Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, and approximately
150 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection. A holster is recommended but not required.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN (101)

This four (4) hour class focuses on the pump action shotgun and its time tested reliability and effectiveness as a tool for self-defense. This course explains the operation of the shotgun, advantages and disadvantages when using it for self-defense, shotgun manipulations, and more. We then move to the range to conduct loading, unloading, malfunctions drills, and live-fire drills. 

This class is for the shooter who has never fired a shotgun or is new to using a shotgun for self-defense. You will learn a number of  important shooting skills and shotgun manipulations to build upon in future classes. Students should bring a shotgun, approximately 75 rounds of slug ammunition, eye and ear protection. A reliable sling is required for this class.

Cost: $175.00 Level: Beginner

DRAWING FROM CONCEALMENT FOR THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN

This four (4) hour class focuses on drawing your gun from concealment and firing to stop a deadly threat. An introduction to proper drawing techniques without concealment is covered then we concentrate on drawing from a variety of clothing conditions. Several different firing drills are covered in this course as well. 

Too often, law abiding citizens have a permit to carry but rarely practice the draw from a variety of concealment conditions. We will cover a number of techniques and factors that will increase your chances of surviving a deadly force encounter. Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection, and your Rhode Island Pistol Permit Application. A holster is recommended but not required. Previous shooting experience is recommended.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

DRAWING FROM CONCEALMENT FOR THE LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN

This four (4) hour class focuses on drawing your gun from concealment and firing to stop a deadly threat. An introduction to proper drawing techniques without concealment is covered then we concentrate on drawing from a variety of clothing conditions. Several different firing drills are covered in this course as well. 

Too often, law abiding citizens have a permit to carry but rarely practice the draw from a variety of concealment conditions. We will cover a number of techniques and factors that will increase your chances of surviving a deadly force encounter. Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection, and your Rhode Island Pistol Permit Application. A holster is recommended but not required. Previous shooting experience is recommended. 

Cost: $125.00 Level: Intermediate

FLY FISHING (100)

We will cover the basics of fly fishing in the classroom and on the pond. Starting with fundamentals like the differences between fly and spin rods, types of flies, fly line construction, casting basics, reel selection and how to present a fly to fish, we’ll talk streamers, wet and dry flies plus some basic entomology and then pack up the gear and get to the fishing. 

You’ll leave excited to start fly fishing on your own, knowing how to identify local fish and which fly set up is best for you. Todd Corayer is a local fisherman who has fished fresh and salt water on both coasts, Canada and Mexico. He’s a freelance outdoors writer who pens the weekly Fish Wrap column while also working as The Preserve’s Field Manager. The Sporting Shoppe will provide a Complete Fly Fishing
Package (Rod, and Reel) Which Can Be Taken Home with You After Class FREE of Charge.

Cost: $250.00 Level: Beginner

INTRODUCTION TO CARBINE RIFLE (100)

This four (4) hour class explores the operation of the AR-15 rifle and gives an overview of direct gas impingement and piston driven operating systems. We also cover firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, stance, grip, breathing, re-loading, and Phase 1 malfunctions for the AR rifle. 

This class is for the shooter who has never fired an AR or is new to using an AR style firearm. We will give you a solid foundation on how to operate your AR rifle and prepare you for more advanced AR shooting skills and rifle manipulations. On top of that, refreshments and lunch is served free of charge!  Students should bring an AR style rifle, 2 magazines, approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection. A reliable sling is required for this class. A plate carrier, vest, and/or magazine pouches are strongly recommended.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

LADIES BEGINNER PISTOL (100)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This four (4) hour class covers firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom and
then it’s off to the range. We cover grip, stance, ready positions, loading, unloading, shooting drills, and more all at a controlled and
comfortable pace designed for the new shooter.

This is the perfect class if you have never fired a gun or are a beginning shooter. This course will give you a solid foundation in
firearm safety and basic shooting skills which you can build upon in more advanced classes. Students can bring their own firearm, 100 rounds, eye, and ear protection or it will be provided by The Preserve.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

LADIES PISTOL (101)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This six (6) hour class builds on Ladies Pistol 100. We do a review of grip, stance, and basic
shooting skills, and then it’s off to the range for live fire. We cover basic shooting skills but work on reloading your gun and clearing a
phase one (1) malfunction.

This is not a beginner class! If you have taken our Ladies Pistol 100 or fired a pistol in the past (a few times) this class will help you build on
those skills! Students can bring their own firearm, 100 rounds, eye, and ear protection or it will be provided by The Preserve. A reliable
belt and holster is recommended.

Cost: $150.00 Level: Intermediate

LADIES PISTOL (102)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This six (6) hour class reviews firearm safety and continues to build on your previous shooting skills. We  review phase one (1) malfunctions, drawing your gun from a holster, and shooting from the holster. We also learn about phase two (2)
malfunctions, begin shooting from behind cover, and begin moving and shooting in a safe, controlled environment. 

If you are looking to improve your shooting skills and continue to grow as a shooter, this is the next step after Ladies Pistol 101. We move at a pace you are comfortable with and continue building your skills in the FATS training room. If you are looking to improve your shooting skills and continue to grow as a shooter, this is the next step after Ladies Pistol 101.  We move at a pace you are comfortable with and continue building your skills in the FATS training room.

Cost: $150.00 Level: Intermediate

LEOSA QUALIFICATION

This four (4) hour course is for retired law-enforcement officers who need to fulfill their yearly LEOSA carry qualification. We conduct
a classroom refresher on firearm safety, shooting techniques, and Rhode Island law. After that, we move to the range to shoot the
ARMY L course. 

You will get three (3) attempts to pass the Army L qualification and upon successful completion, you will be certified with the caliber
of gun you use. You will also receive a LEOSA qualification card as proof of certification. Information about the Rhode Island Army L
course can be found here: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-15.HTM

Cost: $75.00 Level: Advanced

MASSACHUSETTS FIREARMS CONCEALED CARRY

This is a four (4) hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom and range. Students are taught firearm safety rules, primary causes of firearm accidents, firearm parts, how to load and unload revolvers, semi-automatic hand guns, rifles, and shotguns, ammunition components, cleaning a firearm, and safe storage of firearms in the home. We then move to the range for live fire which is not required by Massachusetts but strongly recommended.

There is NO easier way to meet the Massachusetts license to carry requirement. At the successful completion of this course, you will receive
an NRA Home Firearm Safety Certificate and Massachusetts Basic Firearm Safety Certificate. Students can bring their own firearm, 50
rounds, eye, and ear protection or it will be provided by The Preserve.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

NRA BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Learn to teach the NRA way! This class provides a solid foundation in teaching students and organizing classes. It is also
a prerequisite to all NRA instructor classes and the NRA Chief Range Safety Officer certification.

Becoming an NRA Instructor usually takes two (2) to three (3) days to complete. If you don’t have the time to put aside two
(2) or three (3) days in a row, this is an easy way to complete this prerequisite in one evening.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Advanced

NRA BASIC PISTOL CLASS

This course combines 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 positions, cleaning the pistol, and continued opportunities for skill development.

This is the perfect class if you have never fired a gun or are a beginning shooter. This course will give you a solid foundation in firearm safety and basic shooting skills which you can build upon in more advanced classes. This class is also a prerequisite to becoming an NRA Pistol Instructor.  Firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection will be provided by The Sporting Shoppe at The Preserve or you are welcome to bring your own. A holster is recommended but not required and the ammunition count is approximately 100 rounds. This course qualifies you for your Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine and Florida resident or NON-resident pistol permit licenses. Students can bring their own firearm, 100 rounds, eye, and ear protection or it will be provided by The Preserve.

Cost: $150.00 Level: Beginner

NRA BASIC RIFLE CLASS

This eight (8) hour class teaches students the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure,
Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet; take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

This is a great beginner rifle class to learn the basics or refresh your skills. This class is also a prerequisite to be an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor. This class is rarely offered in Rhode Island so take advantage of this opportunity before it’s gone! On top of that, refreshments and lunch is served free of charge! Students can bring their own rifle, 100 rounds, eye, and ear protection or it will be provided by The Preserve.

Cost: $150.00 Level: Beginner

NRA CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER CLASS

This is a two day class that covers Basic Instructor Training (BIT) on day 1 and Chief Range Safety Officer on day 2. If you have completed NRA BIT training in the last 2 years, you are not required to be present on day 1. Here is your chance to be an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and teach the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course to others! 

We will not be offering this class often so register early and spread the word. Seats are limited to just ten (10) spots. If you do not have your BIT and RSO, we are offering both classes this month as well! On top of that, refreshments and lunch is served free of charge both days! You must have completed an NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course and NRA Basic Range Safety Officer (RSO) course. Proof of both certificates is required. 

Cost: $250.00 Level: Intermediate

NRA PISTOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This is a two day class that covers Basic Instructor Training (BIT) on day one and NRA Pistol Instructor Training on day two. Here is your chance to be an NRA Instructor! With completion of this class, you may conduct a NRA Basic Pistol Class meeting the requirements of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida concealed carry permits. You can also qualify others for Rhode Island pistol permit qualifications. Finally, you can teach firearm safety and shooting skills to earn extra money or build your resume to get that permit to carry!

Students should have a 9mm or higher caliber pistol, 100 rounds, eye and ear protection and previous shooting experience. Students also need to have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Course online or in person. 

Cost: $250.00 Level: Intermediate

ONE HANDED SHOOTER

This is a four (4) hour course that reviews firearms safety, grip, stance, and then we are off to the range. We concentrate on dominate
hand only and support hand only shooting, teach single hand reloads for both dominate and support hand, and run through a number of single hand shooting drills that will improve your overall shooting skills. 

Previous shooting experience and a strong understanding of two-handed shooting fundamentals is required. On top of that, refreshments and dinner is served free of charge! Students should bring their own firearm, 150 rounds, eye, and ear protection. A reliable holster and belt is recommended but not required for this class.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Intermediate

RADKIDS 5-7 CHILD SAFETY SEMINAR

Ages: Child ages five (5) to seven (7) with adult

This two (2) hour class is a comprehensive child safety program that combines education and empowerment. Verbal and physical resistance skills are taught and designed for children to escape from violence being attempted on them. We don’t just tell children to stay safe, we show them how.

This is an interactive program where a parent/guardian attends with their child to absorb the lesson so it can be reinforced at home. Children
should wear comfortable, athletic clothing and sneakers. We provide all the materials you will need for the class as well.

Cost: $50.00 Level: Beginner

RADKIDS 8-12 CHILD SAFETY SEMINAR

Ages: Child ages eight (8) to twelve (12) with adult

This two (2) hour class is a comprehensive child safety program that combines education and empowerment. Verbal and physical resistance skills are taught and designed for children to escape from violence being attempted on them. We don’t just tell children to stay safe, we show them how.

This is an interactive program where a parent/guardian attends with their child to absorb the lesson so it can be reinforced at home. Children
should wear comfortable, athletic clothing and sneakers. We provide all the materials you will need for the class as well.

Cost: $50.00 Level: Beginner

READY, SET, DRAW!

This four (4) hour class teaches the proper drawing technique from a holster, holstering, shooting drills, shoot/no shoot situations, verbal commands, and more. We also examine a variety of holsters; carry positions, firearms selection, and a brief overview of drawing from concealment.

For the law-abiding citizen, it can be a challenge to learn the proper draw then have an opportunity to practice it at a range. This class gives you the opportunity to practice the draw and fire your gun under the supervision of trained professionals. This class is recommended prior to Concealed Carry for the Law Abiding Citizen if you have no drawing experience. Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection. 

A sturdy belt and reliable holster is required. Previous shooting experience is strongly recommended.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

RHODE ISLAND PISTOL PERMIT & MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE TO CARRY CLASS

This five (4) hour class will help you accomplish a number of objectives. We will conduct the NRA Home Firearm Safety Course which is accepted by the State of Massachusetts for a License to Carry. You will also be able to shoot the Rhode Island Army L course which is required by the State of Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office for a Rhode Island Pistol Permit. The Army L course is challenging and prior
shooting experience is recommended. You will get three (3) attempts to pass the Army L qualification and upon successful completion, you will be certified with the caliber of gun you use. Information about the Rhode Island Army L course can be found here: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-15.HTM 

Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and your Rhode Island Pistol Permit Application. A holster is recommended but not required. At the successful completion of this course, you will receive a NRA Home Firearm Safety Certificate, a Massachusetts Basic Firearm Safety Certificate, and be signed off on your Rhode Island Pistol Permit
Application for the Army L course.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Intermediate

RHODE ISLAND PISTOL PERMIT PREP CLASS

This four (4) hour class focuses on Rhode Island Law, appropriate times to use force, an overview of the Rhode Island pistol permit application, carrying a concealed firearm in Rhode Island, firearms safety, and more. You will also be able to shoot the Rhode Island Army L course which is required by the state of Rhode Island for a Rhode Island pistol permit.

The Army L course is challenging but perfect practice makes perfect! You will get an opportunity to shoot the ARMY L course a minimum of three (3) times and probably more. We will also work with you to ensure you are using the proper shooting fundamentals to give yourself the best chance for success!  http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE11/11-47/11-47-15.HTM

Students should bring a firearm, approximately 100 rounds (or more) of ammunition, eye protection, ear protection, and your Rhode Island pistol permit application.

Cost: $150.00 Level: Intermediate

SPORTING CLAYS (100)

This three (3) hour class is tailor made for first time and novice shooters, or for those looking to re-introduce themselves to the sport. Participants will gain foundational shooting skills,  and experience hands-on learning of the basics and fundamentals of shooting sporting
clays. Additionally, you will be provided a thorough orientation of your selected shotgun model including the key components of firearm safety. Your learning experience will be greatly enhanced by shooting on The Preserve’s renowned and state-of-the-art sporting clays course. This course includes covered shooting positions situated across the front of The Preserve’s hunting lodge, with a commanding prospect on a field with over 250 different target presentations. This will enable you to experience a wide variety of shots that easily accommodates varied levels of difficulty. 

Sporting Clays (100) is ideal for those who want to shoot skeet or sporting clays, and develop crucial skills for success in bird hunting. You will begin with a classroom seminar, followed by your firearm orientation and safety instruction, culminating with expert 1 on 1 coaching on the region’s finest sporting clays course.

(Fifty clays, firearm, and ammunition included. Coffee and lunch provided. Maximum of 8 guests per class)

Cost: $200.00 Level: Beginner

UTAH NON-RESIDENT 30 STATE CONCEALED

This four (4) hour course is conducted in the classroom and covers firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, stance, firearm malfunctions,
loading and unloading revolvers and semi-automatics handguns, Utah law, and more!

This class is an easy start to get your concealed carry permit in 30 states. While this permit does not guarantee you a permit in RI, MA,
or CT, it does lay the foundation to show you passed a background check, have been issued a concealed carry permit, and attended a firearm safety class. This permit is not valid in RI, MA, or CT and there is a $67.00 licensing fee paid to the State of Utah that is required as well.

Cost: $125.00 Level: Beginner

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