April 15, 2016: Last Call for NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

One month untill the NRA imposed deadline for teaching or taking the fully instructor led NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.  A search within 100 miles of zip code 33559 shows 19 course still being offered before the deadline.  There are a few bargains left in this   group, Paisley FL for $45, one in Deland for $65, and Ocala for $75, one other for $90.  The remainder of the courses seem to be pricing for the rarity of the totally instructor lead course and are charging between 125 to 150 with one course at $200 and on the last day at $240.  Continue reading


April 8, 2016: Car Carry

Stealing a firearm from an unlocked car is described as a crime of opportunity.  It is a crying shame that some gun owners make it so easy for criminals to obtain guns.  Whether the car is sitting in your driveway or in a stadium parking lot there are some common sense things that every gun owner who carries in their car should be doing. Continue reading

April 1, 2016: NRA Kills Basic Pistol Course

The NRA Training Department has mandated that the Basic Pistol Shooting course and the FIRST Steps Pistol course be discontinued as of May 15, 2016. In their place the NRA Training Department has designated a “blended” course.  The new course is divided into two phases.  The first phase is now an online only course managed through an NRA learning management system.  The fee for this portion is $60 that is paid directly to the NRA. Continue reading