Class Curriculum

TIER I CLASSES
TIER II CLASSES
TIER III CLASSES
CLINICS
CERTIFICATIONS
Instructor & Certification classes

TIER I CLASSES

BASIC FIRST AID

First aid is something that you don’t need to learn… until you need it! Our Basic First Aid class, conducted by 30-year EMT/Firefighter Bob Shields, will give you the skills to deal with a variety of injuries and medical emergencies in a number of different situations! Cuts, scrapes, burns, broken bones, and more will be discussed, and you will have many opportunities to do hands-on training to treat these conditions.

This class is perfect for teachers, coaches, Boy and Girl Scouts, campers, adventurers, parents, and so many more! Learn how to create a basic first aid kit that can address several situations to ensure your loved ones stay safe and protected!

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $65.00

BEGINNER PISTOL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Are you a new or even experienced shooter who is struggling to get those rounds where you want them? Are you having difficulty passing your pistol permit qualification or instructor certification? Are you tired of not being able to hit your target where you are aiming at? If the answer is “yes” to any of those questions, this class is for you! Here is your opportunity to train with an NRA and/or FBI Certified Pistol Instructor who will be assigned to you for the entire class! This class is limited to only 6 students and gives you a chance to receive semi-private, personalized instruction at your pace!

This 4-hour class is specifically designed for the shooter who has not quite achieved the level of accuracy and proficiency that they would like to be at. This class will combine classroom learning with practical skills on the range. The classroom will review all of the basic fundamentals of firearms including stance, grip, sight alignment, sight picture and trigger pull. On the range, the shooter will continue to develop these skills. The shooter will then have the unique opportunity of working with an assigned instructor to help diagnose and provide methods to fix any problems that the shooter may incur, giving that student the knowledge and confidence needed to become proficient.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic handgun, 150 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection and 10 dummy rounds of the same caliber as your handgun.

Prerequisite: Previous shooting experience required

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $125.00

CARBINE RIFLE (101)

This three (3) hour class builds on our Introduction to Carbine Rifle (101) Course. We review firearm safety, shooting fundamentals, stance, grip, breathing, re-loading, and Phase 1 malfunctions for the AR rifle, and then move on to new skills such as Phase 2 malfunctions, cover and concealment, different shooting positions, and much more!

This class is for the shooter who is familiar with the AR style firearm or has completed our 100 course. We will add to your AR rifle foundation and give you additional skills and drills to practice and master!

Required Prerequisites: Introduction to Carbine Rifle (100) or equivalent experience with a Carbine rifle or AR style platform.

Required Materials:  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.

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

COUPLES BEGINNER PISTOL (100)

Calling all husbands and wives, parents and children, partners, friends, and family members! Are you looking for something new to do on a date? Do you want to learn a skill that you and your significant other can do other than dinner and a movie? Is your husband asking you to go shooting with him, but you don’t really want to learn from him… (no offense meant)? Are you and your friend looking for a new hobby? If the answer is “Yes” to any of those questions, we have the perfect solution!

Join us for our Couple’s Beginner Pistol Course! This class is perfect for someone who has NEVER fired a gun AND someone who is familiar with firearms! Things always go better in pairs, so grab that special person and plan a date to join us for a class where you can both learn, have fun, and share great memories together!

We provide a 22-caliber gun, 22 caliber ammunition, eye protection, ear protection, and targets. You are also welcomed to bring your own gun and ammunition if you’d like (approximately 100 rounds).

Required equipment: None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

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.

Required equipment:  AR style rifle, 2 magazines, approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection. A reliable sling is required for this class.

Recommended equipment: Plate carrier, vest, and/or magazine pouches are recommended.
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $105.00

INTRO TO DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN (100)

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 several important shooting skills and shotgun manipulations to build upon in future classes.

Required Equipment: Students should bring a 12 gauge shotgun, approximately 40 rounds of slug ammunition, eye, and ear protection.

Required Prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $105.00

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.

We can provide use of a 22-caliber gun and 22 caliber ammunition free of charge or students can bring their own firearm and ammunition. We do NOT provide ammo larger than .22 caliber if you bring your own firearm (approximately 100 rounds).

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $105.00

LADIES PISTOL (101)

Sorry guys, this one is for ladies only! This four (4) 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!

We can provide use of a 22-caliber gun and 22 caliber ammunition free of charge or students can bring their own firearm and ammunition. We do NOT provide ammo larger than .22 caliber if you bring your own firearm (approximately 100 rounds).

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: Ladies Pistol 100, NRA Basic Pistol class, or equivalent shooting class.

Level: Beginner
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $105.00

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.

This course also qualifies you for your Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida resident or NON-resident pistol permit licenses.

We can provide use of a 22-caliber gun and 22 caliber ammunition free of charge or students can bring their own firearm and ammunition. We do NOT provide ammo larger than .22 caliber if you bring your own firearm (approximately 100 rounds).

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 8 hours
Cost: $165.00

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. It also covers continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. You will 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!

We can provide use of a 22-caliber rifle and 22 caliber ammunition free of charge, or students can bring their own firearm and ammunition. We do NOT provide ammo larger than .22 caliber if you bring your own firearm (approximately 100 rounds).

Required equipment:  None
Required Prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 8 hours
Cost: $165.00

 

NRA REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM SEMINAR

The Refuse to be a Victim (RTBAV) Seminar is not a firearms or self-defense class. It is a seminar that will help you improve your personal safety strategies and provide you with valuable information that you can apply in every area of your life.

We cover a broad range of violent crimes, property crimes, and motor vehicle theft, and discuss ways to protect what is valuable and dear to you! This is an interactive class where we encourage input from all our participants on previous experience and focus on topics that are areas of interest and/or concern. Refreshments and all materials are provided.

 Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $105.00

PICKING & USING MY FIRST GUN

This is the perfect class for someone who has never fired a gun or is not sure which gun is right for them! Learn from two experienced firearms instructors about the advantages and disadvantages of different firearms that may or may not be the right fit for you!

All students will get a chance to shoot a variety of firearms that will best suit their needs and help them work towards their goals. Each student will get an opportunity to try a number of different calibers to experience a variety of firearm recoil as well!

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

PISTOL CLEANING COURSE

Did you buy a new pistol but can’t make it through the manual to learn disassembly, cleaning, lubricating, and reassembly? Are you tired of searching for videos on the internet, then having a feeling the person “teaching” in the video isn’t sure what they are doing? Are you an experienced shooter but still want to learn an in-depth approach to field striping your pistol, understanding the function of each part, and knowing where to clean and lubricate to ensure peak performance… especially if you plan on using a firearm for lawful self-defense?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, we have a stress-free solution for you!

Join us for our Pistol Cleaning Course where we will help you disassemble your pistol, explain exactly what parts need to be thoroughly inspected and cleaned, where to apply lubrication, how to assemble your pistol, and ensure you are doing the correct function check to guarantee your pistol is assembled correctly. Plus… we tell you what not to do when cleaning your pistol!

It doesn’t matter what make, model, or caliber pistol you own, we will cover it in this two (2) hour course. Our goal is to ensure you “learn-by-doing” so when you leave our course, you understand how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and assemble your pistol without any assistance! Seats are also limited for this course to ensure each person gets the personal attention they need!

Required equipmentBring your unloaded pistol in a case, pistol cleaning kit (we will have them for sale during the course if you don’t have one for an additional $30.00). Do not bring any live ammunition into the classroom.

Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $65.00

RIFLE CLEANING COURSE

Did you buy a new bolt action rifle or AR rifle but can’t make it through the manual to learn disassembly, cleaning, lubricating, and reassembly? Are you tired of searching for videos on the internet, then having a feeling the person “teaching” in the video isn’t sure what they are doing? Are you an experienced shooter but still want to learn an in-depth approach to field striping your rifle, understanding the function of each part, and knowing where to clean and lubricate to ensure peak performance… especially if you plan on using a firearm for lawful self-defense?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, we have a stress-free solution for you!

Join us for our Rifle Cleaning Course where we will help you disassemble your rifle, explain exactly what parts need to be thoroughly inspected and cleaned, where to apply lubrication, how to assemble your bolt carrier group and rifle, and ensure you are doing the correct function check to guarantee your rifle is assembled correctly. Plus… we tell you what not to do when cleaning your rifle!

It doesn’t matter what type of bolt action or AR rifle you own; we will cover it in this two (2) hour course.

Our goal is to ensure you “learn-by-doing” so when you leave our course, you understand how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and assemble your rifle without any assistance! Seats are also limited for this course to ensure each person gets the personal attention they need!

Required equipment: Bring your unloaded rifle in a case, rifle cleaning kit (we will have them for sale during the course if you don’t have one for an additional $30.00), and do not bring any live ammunition into the classroom.

Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $65.00

SHOTGUN CLEANING COURSE

Here is your chance to bring the shotgun of your choice to our shotgun cleaning class and learn exactly how to disassemble, clean, lubricate, and reassemble it… without any stress! We discuss a variety of shotguns and will help you through the challenges of ensuring your particular shotgun is properly cleaned and functioning correctly without having to read though your owner’s manual over and over again!

It doesn’t matter what type of shotgun you own; we will cover disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, assembly, function checks and more in this two (2) hour course.

Required equipment: Bring your unloaded shotgun in a case/bag, shotgun cleaning kit (we will have them for sale during the course if you don’t have one for an additional $30.00). Do not bring any live ammunition into the classroom.

Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $65.00

STOP THE BLEED

A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often—on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become a first responder because you know how to STOP THE BLEED®.

The person next to a bleeding victim may very well be the one who’s most likely to save him or her from bleeding to death. By learning how to STOP THE BLEED®, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn three quick techniques. Take the STOP THE BLEED® training course and become empowered to make a life-or-death difference when a bleeding emergency happens.

Our instructors will teach you live—in person, using training materials specially developed to teach bleeding control techniques. They will not only instruct you, but they will also be available to check your movements as you practice three different bleeding control actions. They will keep working with you until you demonstrate the correct skills to STOP THE BLEED® and save a life.

In addition… every student who attends this class receives a free tourniquet!

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $125.00

 

WILDERNESS FIRST AID

We are thrilled to keep expanding the Preserve Academy curriculum with fun and useful classes that teach life-saving skills to our students! Wilderness First Aid teaches much more than the title says. It also teaches leadership skills, problem solving, and making good choices when someone has an injury.

A variety of medical conditions, injuries, and medical responses are taught. This class also combines classroom presentation and hands-on learning to ensure you have an opportunity to practice the skills you are taught.

This class meets once a week for four (4) weeks and all four (4) classes must be completed to earn the certification. All students receive a two (2) year Wilderness First Aid certification after completing this four (4) week course as well!

The one-time fee includes all four (4) classes, materials, and refreshments!

Required equipment:  None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $395.00

USCCA COUNTERING THE MASS SHOOTER PART 1

This course includes Mass Shootings by the Numbers, Would Reducing Magazine Capacity Work, Would Banning AR-15s or Other Firearms Work, Do Gun-Free Zones Help or Hurt, Does Victim Response Make a Difference, What are Universal Background Checks and Would They Stop Mass Shootings, and What about Terrorist Watch Lists and No-Fly Zones. Table-top exercises are conducted in this class and students are given various scenarios involving a potential or actual threat.

Required Prerequisites: None
Required Materials: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

USCCA COUNTERING THE MASS SHOOTER PART 2

This course includes Knowing the Signs, Creating an Emergency Operations Plan, Special Considerations for Schools, Special Considerations for Houses of Worship, Run, Hide or Fight, Triage and Treat the Wounded, Eliminate Gun Free Zones, and Where Do We Go from Here. Table-top exercises are conducted in this class and students are given various scenarios involving a potential or actual threat.

Required Prerequisites: Part 1.
Required Materials: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

USCCA INTRO TO WOMEN’S DEFENSIVE HANDGUN CLASS

Are you a woman who is interested in learning how to use a firearm for lawful self-defense but are just beginning your journey? If so, this is the perfect place to start! We cover safety, storage, defensive shooting fundamentals, situational awareness, and much more! Plus, we give you everything you need to learn in a safe, patient, and positive environment!

Required equipment: None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

USCCA INTRO TO DEFENSIVE SHOOTING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS

It is time to learn a new approach to shooting! Intro to Defensive Shooting Fundamentals focuses on using your firearm for lawful self-defense while incorporating what your body does naturally under stress. These intuitive shooting techniques are easy to learn and allow new shooters to perform effectively at a distance where many violent encounters occur. If your goal is to learn how to use a firearm as a last resort in a dynamic critical incident, this is the class for you!

Required Equipment: Firearm, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, ear protection or these items can be purchased and/or rented at the Sporting Shoppe prior to the class.

Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $105.00

TIER II CLASSES

CARBINE RIFLE (200)
Transition from Rifle to Pistol - This intermediate course will take your carbine rifle skills to the next level while implementing pistol shooting skills during your course of fire. This curriculum builds on Carbine 100 and Carbine 101 and includes numerous rifle-to-pistol transition drills that will increase your shooting ability and skill set.

Required equipment: Eye and ear protection, carbine/AR-15 rifle, a reliable sling, one (1) rifle magazine pouch, a pistol (you are familiar with), an OWB Kydex holster, a reliable belt or battle belt, at least 2 pistol magazines, two (2) pistol magazine pouches, 150 rounds of pistol ammunition and 100 rounds of rifle ammunition.

Required prerequisites: All students must have completed Carbine 100 and Carbine 101 or equivalent rifle courses and have a strong understanding of rifle shooting fundamentals and clearing rifle malfunctions. All students MUST have completed (at least) a basic pistol class and a previous drawing from the holster class at a minimum. Students should have a solid foundation in pistol shooting fundamentals, clearing malfunctions, and drawing from a holstered position as well.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

CARBINE RIFLE (201)
Shooting from Cover - Continue to build on your Carbine Rifle skills with this advanced course that will sharpen your techniques, teach you new skills, and build on your transition from rifle to pistol skills taught during the previous class.

Carbine Rifle (201) incorporates shooting from positions of cover and includes a variety of techniques that will help you be successful while shooting from this position. Engaging a threat from a position of cover is also discussed, and multiple shooting drills from positions of cover are included. Enrollment in Carbine Rifle (201) requires proficiency with the previous skills taught in Carbine Rifle 100/101 and 200.

Required equipment: Eye and ear protection, carbine/AR-15 rifle, a reliable sling, one (1) rifle magazine pouch, a pistol (you are familiar with), an OWB Kydex holster, a reliable belt or battle belt, at least 2 pistol magazines, two (2) pistol magazine pouches, 50 rounds of pistol ammunition and 150 rounds of rifle ammunition.

Required prerequisites: All students must have completed Intro to Carbine 100, Carbine Rifle 101 and Carbine Rifle 200, (or equivalent rifle courses) and have a strong understanding of rifle shooting fundamentals and clearing rifle malfunctions. All students MUST have completed (at least) a basic pistol class and a previous drawing from the holster class at a minimum. Students should have a solid foundation in pistol shooting fundamentals, clearing malfunctions, and drawing from a holstered position as well.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

CARBINE RIFLE (202)
Moving & Shooting - Our Carbine Rifle 202 class builds on our previous Carbine classes and introduces the concept of moving and shooting to and from positions of cover. Students must have a solid understanding of the fundamentals and concepts in our previous Carbine Rifle classes, and firearm safety is paramount at all times.

Required equipment: Eye and ear protection, carbine/AR-15 rifle, a reliable sling, one (1) rifle magazine pouch, a pistol (you are familiar with), an OWB Kydex holster, a reliable belt or battle belt, at least 2 pistol magazines, two (2) pistol magazine pouches, 50 rounds of pistol ammunition and 150 rounds of rifle ammunition.

Required prerequisites: All students must have completed Intro to Carbine 100, Carbine Rifle 101, Carbine Rifle 200, and Carbine Rifle 201 (or equivalent rifle courses) and have a strong understanding of rifle shooting fundamentals and clearing rifle malfunctions. All students MUST have completed (at least) a basic pistol class and a previous drawing from the holster class at a minimum. Students should have a solid foundation in pistol shooting fundamentals, clearing malfunctions, and drawing from a holstered position as well.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

COUPLES INTERMEDIATE PISTOL (200)

Are you ready to continue with a night out that's "out of the ordinary"? We are happy to offer the next step for our couple's pistol class, Couple's Intermediate Pistol (200) class! Don't worry, we keep this class fun and it's perfect for the newer shooter who has completed a basic shooting class or has some previous shooting experience. It's also perfect for the couple (friends, family, etc.) who want to go shooting together but may have a different level of experience with firearms.

In this class, we do a quick review of basic shooting skills and start to add clearing Phase 1 malfunctions As always, we provide you with everything you need, (22 caliber gun, 22 caliber ammo, eye and ear protection, and targets) or you are welcome to bring your own equipment.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $149.00

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME (200)
This eight (8) hour class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.

Required equipment: Students should bring a firearm, approximately 100 rounds (or more) of ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection.

Required Prerequisites: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, or military DD 214 with pistol qualification.

Level: Beginner
Time: 8 hours
Cost: $165.00

DEFENSIVE HANDGUN (200)
This six (6) hour class reviews firearm safety and shooting fundamentals in the classroom, and then it’s off to the range. We focus on shooting drills, re-loading, clearing malfunctions, verbal commands, and scanning.

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!

Required equipment: Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection and ear protection. Your class payment includes free use of a .22 caliber firearm, eye protection and ear protection if you do not own them. Ammunition is not included and must be secured prior to class.

Required prerequisites:  This is not a beginner course and previous shooting experience is required. Students should have a clear understanding of loading/unloading their firearm, shooting fundamentals, and firearm safety. The recommended prerequisite course to this class is a recent NRA Basic Pistol course, Ladies Pistol (100) course, equivalent beginner shooting course, or previous shooting experience conducted recently.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $149.00

DEFENSIVE HANDGUN (201)
This six (6) hour class contains a review of firearm safety, malfunctions, verbal commands, and scanning. From there, the student will learn additional malfunction clearing skills, alternate shooting positions, and shooting from behind cover.

Students should have a firm grasp on the skills taught in both a beginner shooting class (example: NRA Basic Pistol class) and the skills taught in our Defensive Handgun 200 class (or an equivalent, intermediate course).

Required equipment: Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own firearm (that they are familiar with), 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection. Your class payment includes free use of a .22 caliber firearm, 1 magazine, eye protection, and ear protection if you do not own the aforementioned equipment. Ammunition is not included and must be secured prior to the class date.

Required prerequisites: Defensive Handgun 200

Level: Intermediate
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $149.00

DEFENSIVE SHOTGUN (200)

This four (4) hour class builds on the skills you learned in Introduction to Defensive Shotgun (100) and incorporates transition drills to a pistol under a variety of conditions. Students will learn additional skills related to defensive shotgun use, to include addressing shotgun malfunctions, shooting from cover, multiple target drills and transitioning to their pistol when specific conditions are present.

Students MUST have a solid foundation and clear understanding of pistol shooting fundamentals and how to clear pistol malfunctions. Students are required to bring all of the required equipment and have completed the required prerequisites listed below as this is an intermediate class.

Required Equipment: Students should bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun, a sling that must be attached to your shotgun prior taking the class and 40 rounds of slug ammunition. Also required is a reliable pistol, an OWB Kydex holster, 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection.

Required Prerequisites: Intro to Defensive Shotgun (100), Ready, Set, DRAW (200), and a basic pistol class or proficient use of the pistol, to include shooting fundamentals and safely clearing pistol malfunctions.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

READY, SET, DRAW! (200)
Intro to Ready, Set, Draw! - This four (4) hour class teaches the proper drawing technique from a holster, re-holstering, shooting drills, shoot/no shoot situations, verbal commands, and more. We also examine a variety of holsters; carry positions, firearms selection, and clothing considerations for future concealment classes.

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 in both shoot and no-shoot situations.

Required equipment: A firearm you are familiar with, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection, a sturdy belt, and an OWB Kydex holster are required.

Required prerequisites, NRA Basic Pistol class or equivalent shooting class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

READY, SET, DRAW! (201)
Drawing from Inside the Waistband - This four (4) hour class teaches the proper drawing technique from an IWB holster, re-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

Required equipment: A firearm you are familiar with, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, a sturdy belt, and an IWB Kydex holster are required.

Required prerequisites; Ready, Set Draw! 200 or equivalent drawing class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

READY, SET, DRAW! (202)
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.

Required equipment: Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection, and a zip up or button up article of clothing.

Required prerequisite: Ready, Set Draw 200 and/or 201, depending on the type of holster you are drawing from, or equivalent drawing class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

USCCA INTRO TO CONCEALED CARRY CLASS (200)
Learning to use a firearm can seem overwhelming, but once you understand the fundamentals of shooting, we encourage you to consider your options when it comes to lawful concealed carry. This class gives you an introduction to carrying a concealed firearm, developing a safety plan, recognizing potential threats, avoiding confrontation, using your firearm as a last resort, the aftermath of a violent encounter, and more.

From there, we conduct live fire drills that concentrate on defensive shooting when you have no other options left to avoid serious bodily injury or death.

This is the first of our USCCA Concealed Carry courses. The USCCA Intro to Concealed Carry class will give you a strong foundation for understanding concealed carry… and how to avoid potential pitfalls should you decide to carry a firearm for lawful self-defense.

Required Equipment: Semi-automatic pistol or revolver, 2 magazines or speed loader, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, protection, sturdy belt and an OWB Kydex holster.

Required Prerequisites: Ready, Set, Draw!

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

ONE-HANDED SHOOTER (200)
This is a four (4) hour course that reviews firearms safety, grip, stance, and then we are off to the range. We concentrate on dominant
hand only and support hand only shooting, teach single hand reloads for both dominant and support hand, and run through a number of single hand shooting drills that will improve your overall shooting skills.

Required equipment: A firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection.
Required prerequisites: An NRA Basic Pistol class or equivalent shooting class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $125.00

ONE-HANDED SHOOTER (201)
This is a four (4) hour course that builds on our One-Handed Shooter class and incorporates the use of a holster during the shooting drills. We also incorporate CQB, point shooting, and lateral movements into the shooting drills.

Required equipment: A firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, a sturdy belt, and OWB Kydex holster, eye protection, and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: One-Handed Shooter 200 and Ready, Set, Draw! 200

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

LOW-LIGHT PISTOL SHOOTING (200)
Introduction to Low-Light Pistol Shooting - According to the FBI, the majority of shootings occur in low light conditions, yet a majority of firearms training is conducted in daylight conditions. Here is an opportunity to bring your training to the next level and add new skills to your firearms training.

We cover the physiology of vision in reduced light, target identification, shoot and no-shoot situations, gun mounted lights, hand-held flashlights, low-light shooting drills, and more! Students should have prior shooting experience.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic handgun or revolver, spare magazine, 150 rounds, handheld flashlight, eye protection, and ear protection.
Required prerequisites: NRA Basic Pistol class, Defensive Handgun 200 and One-Handed Shooter class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hour
Cost: $149.00

LOW-LIGHT PISTOL SHOOTING (201)
This class is an intermediate Low Light Pistol Shooting course where we build on the skills taught in Introduction to Low Light Shooting (200). We start with a review of the flashlight and shooting techniques taught in our introduction class. We include additional shooting drills, clearing malfunctions, and moving in low light conditions. We also conduct a variety of low light shooting drills from a holstered position.

Required equipment: Semi-automatic handgun or revolver, spare magazine, 150 rounds, handheld and/or gun mounted light, sturdy belt, reliable OWB Kydex holster, eye protection, and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: Introduction to Low Light Shooting (200) and Ready, Set Draw 200 or equivalent drawing class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hour
Cost: $149.00

LADIES PISTOL (200)
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, 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.

Required equipment: We can provide use of a 22-caliber gun and 22 caliber ammunition free of charge or students can bring their own firearm and ammunition.

Required prerequisite: Ladies Pistol 101

Level: Intermediate
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $149.00

MOVING & SHOOTING (200)
Moving & Shooting (200) continues to offer a variety of moving and shooting drills for the advanced pistol shooter! We continue to work on drawing, moving, and shooting from CQB positions and positions of cover.

The Moving & Shooting (200) will also incorporate clearing malfunctions on the move and introduce new shooting scenarios that will force the shooter to use critical thinking skills while moving and shooting. Finally, we introduce a variety of shoot and no shoot drills that force the student to properly identify the potential threat prior to pulling the trigger. Primary focus - pistol.

Required equipment: Pistol, 150 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, an OWB Kydex holster, and a sturdy belt.

Required prerequisites: Defensive Handgun 201, and Ready, Set, Draw! 200 or equivalent classes.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

MOVING & SHOOTING (201)
Moving & Shooting (201) continues to offer a variety of moving and shooting drills for the advanced shooter while incorporating a new skill set! We continue to work on drawing, moving, and shooting from CQB positions and positions of cover but add an element of emergency first aid and tac med skills.

Our Moving & Shooting (201) builds on the skills and drills taught in Moving and Shooting (200) but introduces an element of surprise of addressing life-threatening injuries during a deadly force encounter. You have to sign up to learn more, but we assure you that these scenarios will challenge you to think on your feet and work under pressure. Primary focus - pistol and medical.

Required equipment: Reliable firearm (that you are familiar with), OWB Kydex holster and sturdy belt, at least two (2) magazines, 150 rounds of ammunition, Tourniquet or SWAT T Stretch Wrap, eye, and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: Moving and Shooting 200 course and Ready, Set, Draw 200 or equivalent classes!

Level: Advanced
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

RED DOT PISTOL SHOOTING (200)
Introduction to red dot pistol shooting - Calling all Red Dot Shooters! Speed and accuracy will help you win in gunfight and a red dot sight increases those chances even further! During this class we will discuss advantages and disadvantages of rod dot sights, effective shooting techniques that increase your accuracy with a red dot sight and run through a variety of drills that will test your speed and accuracy in live-fire scenarios.

Required equipment: A firearm with an affixed red dot sight, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection.
Required prerequisites: An NRA Basic Pistol class or equivalent shooting class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $149.00

RED DOT PISTOL SHOOTING (201)
Drawing and red dot acquisition - This red dot shooting course implements the use of an outside-the-waistband holster to increase your skill set and teaches you numerous shooting drills from a holstered position. Drawing with speed and acquiring your red dot quickly are just part of the equation when it comes to shooting with accuracy.

Required equipment: A firearm with an affixed red dot sight, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, ear protection, an OWB Kydex Holster, and a reliable belt is required.

Required prerequisites: Intro to Red Dot Pistol Shooting (200) and Ready, Set, Draw! 200 or equivalent drawing from a holster class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $149.00

TIER III CLASSES

All instructor certification courses are considered level 300 courses and designed for the advanced shooter seeking certification through NRA, USCCA, etc.

NRA PISTOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE WITH BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING (300)

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!

Required equipment: 9mm or higher caliber pistol, 100 rounds, eye and ear protection.
Required prerequisite: NRA Basic Pistol class

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME INSTRUCTOR COURSE (300)

This nine (9) hour class teaches the instructor how to convey the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. Instructor candidates will learn the NRA’s approach to teaching basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development.

Required equipment: Students should bring a firearm, approximately 150 rounds (or more) of ammunition, eye protection, and ear protection.

Required Prerequisites: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification and NRA Personal Protection in the Home class.

Level: Beginner
Time: 9 hours
Cost: $195.00

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME (300)

This 2-day course teaches students the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations along with the safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

Students will have the opportunity to use a holster and learn a proper drawing technique. We also review safe firearms handling then move to proper mindset, drawing from concealment and learn multiple shooting positions. This course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

Students will also learn the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense along with shooting principles that are specific to defensive situations. This class also covers Firearms and the Law, Legal Aspects of Self-Defense, situations that may require Use of Deadly Force, and court cases related to firearms use and laws.

Required equipment: Pistol, 225 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, an OWB Kydex holster, a sturdy belt, a coat or suit jacket AND a sweatshirt or pullover.

Required prerequisites: NRA Personal Protection in the Home class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTRUCTOR COURSE (301)

This 2-day course teaches students how to instruct others in the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations as well as safe, effective, and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students will also have the opportunity to teach others how to use a holster and proper drawing techniques.

Students will also teach a review of safe firearms handling then move to proper mindset, drawing from concealment and teach multiple shooting positions. Students will learn and/or teach the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense along with shooting principles that are specific to defensive situations if they are qualified.

This is a very advanced instructor certification class and students are expected to be proficient with their firearm and knowledgeable with the NRA prerequisite classes listed below.

Required equipment: Pistol, 225 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, holster, a sturdy belt, a coat or suit jacket AND a sweatshirt or pullover.

Required prerequisites: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Certification, NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor Certification, NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home Basic Class Certificate, and NRA Basic Instructor Training within the last two (2) years.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

NRA BASIC SHOTGUN AND INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Here is your chance to take both the NRA Basic Shotgun class on day one and the NRA Shotgun Instructor on day two. We like to offer these two classes at the Preserve Academy so sign up before it sells out!

In the basic class, students will learn how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development.

On the second day, students will learn how to teach the basic shotgun class and upon successful completion will be certified as an NRA Shotgun Instructor.

Required Equipment: Eye and ear protection, shotgun capable of loading a minimum of two rounds, (may be an over/under, semi-automatic or pump actions type) and 4 – 6 boxes of 12 or 20 gauge shotgun shells (#7/5, 8, or 9 shot) that are appropriate for your shotgun.

Required Prerequisites: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) completed in the last two years.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

NRA HOME FIREARM SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This is a fantastic course to teach others basic firearms safety, storage, loading, unloading of various firearms, cleaning and more!

After completion of this course, you can teach the NRA Home Firearm Safety course AND it is accepted by the state of Massachusetts for License to Carry applications if you are a MA Basic Firearms Safety Instructor for the MA LTC application requirement.

Required Equipment: None
Prerequisites: NRA Home Firearm Safety course, NRA Basic Instructor Training.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Time: 5 hours
Cost: $195.00

NRA RIFLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE (300)

The NRA Rifle Instructor Class is one day in length. You need to have completed the NRA Basic Rifle Course prior to becoming an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor and have previous rifle shooting experience. This class provides both classroom presentation and a chance to instruct others in the range. Students also will take a Rifle Instructor exam and shoot a qualification course but our goal is to make sure you succeed so don’t stress!

Required equipment: Rifle, at least 100 rounds of ammunition, eye, and ear protection.
Required prerequisites: You must have completed the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) class and NRA Basic Rifle class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 14 hours
Cost: $195.00

NRA CCW COURSE (300) 2-Day

Introducing a brand-new NRA course rarely offered in RI! This is the perfect course to take if you have previous shooting experience and wish to learn how to defend yourself in a deadly force encounter!

This is an intensive two (2) day course that covers basic firearm safety up to deploying your firearm for lawful self-defense for yourself or your family! This course combines classroom and range time, learning various ways of carrying and shooting with a concealed pistol.

This class will cover all ten modules including.

  1. Firearm Safety
  2. Pistol Nomenclature/ Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
  3. Ammunition
  4. Basic Defensive Shooting Skills
  5. Drawing for Concealment
  6. Loading Stoppages Remediation
  7. Mindset; Responding to an Attack
  8. Carrying Modes
  9. Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
  10. Sport Shooting and Training Activities

This is the perfect class if you are interested in getting your Concealed Carry Permit or already have your permit. This course will give you a solid foundation in concealed carry fundamentals and shooting skills. This class is also a prerequisite to becoming an NRA CCW Instructor.

Required equipment: Firearms (minimum 9mm or .38 Special), (2) magazines, speed loader if using a revolver, OWB Kydex holster (strong side hip), sturdy belt (designed for carrying a holster), approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, cover garment (one without a zipper and one with a zipper)

Required prerequisites: None

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

NRA CCW INSTRUCTOR COURSE (301)

We are proud to offer this advanced NRA instructor course! This is the perfect course to add a new NRA certification to your resume. After taking this two (2) day course, you will be able to teach the entire NRA CCW course, or a module that will best suit your students and their needs. Whether its teaching basic firearm safety, proper shooting fundamentals, lawful self-defense and/or concealed carry, you will have the knowledge and skills to teach any or all of the ten (10) modules listed below:

  1. Firearm Safety
  2. Pistol Nomenclature/ Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense
  3. Ammunition
  4. Basic Defensive Shooting Skills
  5. Drawing for Concealment
  6. Loading Stoppages Remediation
  7. Mindset; Responding to an Attack
  8. Carrying Modes
  9. Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
  10. Sport Shooting and Training Activities

This is the perfect class if you are interested in getting your Concealed Carry Permit or already have your permit. This course will give you a solid foundation in concealed carry fundamentals and shooting skills. This class is also a prerequisite to becoming an NRA CCW Instructor.

Required equipment: Firearms (minimum 9mm or .38 Special), (2) magazines, speed loader if using a revolver, OWB Kydex holster (strong side hip), sturdy belt (designed for carrying a holster), approximately 200 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, cover garment (one without a zipper and one with a zipper)

Required prerequisites: NRA Basic Instructor Training and NRA CCW Basic Pistol class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 16 hours
Cost: $295.00

HOME INVASION SELF DEFENSE (300)

Home invasions are rare but if it were to happen to you and your family… are you prepared to deal with this life changing event? This course will discuss legal rights, deference, and de-escalation techniques, and will include live-fire techniques on the range. In this course we will discuss hostile encounters and techniques to keep your mind and body in the fight. We will teach you to quickly assess the details of your situation.

Our home invasion defense clinic continues to offer a variety of moving and shooting drills and will incorporate the use of flashlights and low light encounters. We cover drawing, moving, and shooting from CQB positions and positions of cover. We will also incorporate clearing malfunctions on the move and introduce new shooting scenarios that will force the shooter to use critical thinking skills while moving and shooting.

Lastly, we introduce a variety of shoot and no shoot drills that force the student to properly identify the potential threat prior to pulling the trigger.

Required equipment: Reliable firearm (that you are familiar with), holster and sturdy belt, at least two (2) magazines, 200 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection and handheld flashlight.

Required prerequisites: Intro to Low Light 201, Ready Set, Draw! 200 and Introduction to Moving and Shooting.

Level: Advanced
Time: 6 hours
Cost: $165.00

MOVING AND SHOOTING (300)

Our Moving and Shooting (202) Low Light continues to offer a variety of moving and shooting drills for the advanced shooter while working in low light and no light conditions! This is the ultimate live-fire training course that will challenge the experienced shooter who has mastered basic firearms skills, drawing, malfunctions, reloading AND has experience with shooting from behind cover and moving and shooting.

Our Moving and Shooting (202) Low Light Clinic builds on the skills and drills taught in Moving and Shooting (201). The goal of this class is to challenge, educate, and prepare the experienced shooter to deal with a variety of real-world scenarios and threats. Primary Focus – Low Light.

Required equipment: Reliable firearm (that you are familiar with), OWB Kydex holster and sturdy belt, at least two (2) magazines, 150 rounds of ammunition, Tourniquet or SWAT T Stretch Wrap, handheld flashlight, eye, and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: Intro to Low Light 201, Ready Set, Draw! 200 and Introduction to Moving and Shooting.

Level: Advanced
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

PISTOL INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Do you have a Pistol Instructor Certification but are looking to bring your pistol instructor skills to the next level? There is a big difference between having a pistol instructor certification… and being a pistol instructor who has the knowledge and skills to diagnose and correct flaws in a student’s shooting fundamentals.

This 4-hour class will give the instructor the opportunity to refine their skills and build on the fundamentals taught in a pistol instructor class. This course combines classroom and range time. In the classroom the instructor will learn how to recognize, diagnose and be given methods to fix the problems that a struggling shooter is having. During the range portion of this class the instructor will be able to put their newly acquired skill to the test by working one on one with a shooter experiencing these difficulties. This class is limited to 6 pistol instructors to provide a personalized approach to working with a student.

Required equipment: Sturdy belt and holster, semi-automatic handgun, 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection and 10 dummy rounds for your caliber gun.
Prerequisite: Pistol instructor certification required

Level: Advanced
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $125.00

SKILL BUILDER CLINICS

Clinics are to continue to work skills with no classroom portion. Come shoot our drills in a smaller class size setting and work on what you have already learned for your previous classes.

BEGINNER PISTOL CLINIC

This course is perfect for new shooters to help reinforce firearm safety and shooting skills or for experienced shooters who are still having difficulty getting the rounds to go where they want them too. This class focuses on the importance of a proper stance, grip, trigger squeeze, aiming, and follow through. Consistency and execution of proper shooting fundamentals are also emphasized with each trigger squeeze. Finally, we engage in a number of shooting drills that will help you minimize anticipation and become a better shooter overall. This is not a class to teach you how to shoot, it is a class to help you improve your existing skills!

Required Prerequisites: A previous shooting class within six (6) months for new shooters or previous shooting experience for intermediate shooters.

Required Materials: Students should bring a firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection and ear protection. Your class payment includes free use of .22 caliber firearm/magazines, eye protection and ear protection if you do not own them. Ammunition is not included and must be secured prior to class.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $95.00

RED DOT PISTOL CLINIC

This red dot shooting course implements the use of an outside the waistband holster to increase your skill set and teaches you numerous shooting drills from a holstered position. Drawing with speed and acquiring your red dot quickly are just part of the equation when it comes to shooting with accuracy.

Required Prerequisites: Intro to Red Dot Pistol Shooting (100) AND Ready, Set, DRAW or equivalent drawing from a holster class.

Required Materials: A firearm with an affixed red dot sight, 2 magazines, approximately 150 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, ear protection, an Outside the Waistband (OWB) Kydex Holster, and a reliable belt is required.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $95.00

LADIES PISTOL CLINIC

Ladies, are you a new shooter but want to review the skills you learned and reinforce proper shooting fundamentals in a ladies only environment? Has it been a while since you have fired a gun and need to shake the rust off? If either question applies, our Ladies Beginner Pistol Skill Builder class is perfect for you! This class is a review of what you already know, (or may have forgotten) and focuses on getting you quality rounds in the range for the duration of the class.

Students will review stance, grip, aiming, trigger squeeze, follow through, and more. We then move onto a variety of shooting drills that will reinforce the skills you learned and allow you to start to diagnose any shooting deficiencies that may be present. This course is designed to improve your shooting ability and help you understand the steps necessary to become a more proficient shooter.

Required prerequisites: 2 or more classes through Preserve Academy. Instructor can supersede as seen fit.

Required equipment: We will provide a 22-caliber firearm, eye protection, ear protection, and targets for you free of charge. The student can bring their own equipment if they choose and is responsible for providing or purchasing ammunition for the class. Ammunition can also be purchased at the Sporting Shoppe prior to the class as well.

After class is completed, you are welcome to dine in the Double Barrel Kitchen and enjoy our five star dining.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $95.00

LOW LIGHT PISTOL CLINIC

Our Low Light clinic will give you additional skills and drills to improve your drawing, one-handed shooting, and flashlight manipulations in a fun and challenging environment!

Prerequisites: Intro to Low Light 200 and Ready Set Draw! Instructor can supersede as seen fit.

After class is completed, you are welcome to dine in the Double Barrel Kitchen and enjoy our five star dining.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $95.00

READY, SET, DRAW! CLINIC

Our drawing from the holster clinic will give you additional skills and drills to improve your drawing and shooting with a variety of additional skills introduced in each clinic!

Prerequisites: Intro to Low Light 200 and Ready Set Draw! Instructor can supersede as seen fit.

After class is completed, you are welcome to dine in the Double Barrel Kitchen and enjoy our five star dining.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $95.00

CCW CLASSES & CERTIFICATIONS

LEOSA QUALIFICATION

This three (3) 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 qualification 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

Required equipment: Firearm, 100 rounds, holster, sturdy belt, eye and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: Retired law enforcement officer.

Level: Advanced
Time: 3 hours
Cost: $75.00

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 handguns, 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.

Required prerequisites: None
Required equipment: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $125.00

NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER CLASS

Here is your chance to be certified as a Range Safety Officer and ensure safety on the range. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to volunteer at their local gun club, work at a range or is working towards their Chief Range Safety Officer certification! This class teaches students the NRA’s approach to safety, range operation, standard operating procedures, loading firearms, unloading firearms, clearing malfunctions, emergency briefings, organizing and conducting a shooting event, and more!

Required equipment: Eye and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course within the last two (2) years and NRA Basic Range Safety Officer (RSO) course. Proof of both certificates is required.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 8 hours
Cost: $149.00

NRA CHIEF RANGE SAFETY OFFICER CLASS

Here is your chance to be an NRA Chief Range Safety Officer and teach the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course to others! This class teaches instructor candidates the NRA’s approach to safety, range operation, standard operating procedures, loading firearms, unloading firearms, clearing malfunctions, emergency briefings, organizing and conducting a shooting event, and more!

Required equipment: Eye and ear protection.

Required prerequisites: NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) course within the last two (2) years and NRA Basic Range Safety Officer (RSO) course.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 8 hours
Cost: $195.00

RHODE ISLAND PISTOL PERMIT & MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE TO CARRY

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 

Required equipment: A .380 caliber or higher firearm, 2 magazines, approximately 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and your Rhode Island Pistol Permit Application.

Required prerequisites: Previous shooting experience

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

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.

Level: Intermediate
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $149.00

WORKPLACE AED/ CPR/ EPIPEN

This OSHA and ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) compliant course combines cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) into one program.  It is designed to teach the proper techniques to safely administer CPR and utilize an AED in emergency situations involving infants, children, and adults. While not addressing first aid measures this course is the perfect way to prepare individuals to address one of the largest killers worldwide. Implementing CPR and AEDs in the event of an emergency can drastically change outcomes for the better.

Students will be certified by First Response Training International (FRTI) and the certification is good for 2 years. The student manual, certification fees, and card are all included in the course Cost.

Required equipment: None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $165.00 

UTAH NON-RESIDENT 30 STATE CONCEALED CARRY

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.

Required equipment: None
Required prerequisites: None

Level: Beginner
Time: 4 hours
Cost: $105.00

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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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