Beginner Handgun Courses
Basic Pistol - Mississippi Enhanced Carry Permit Class
As required by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, this one-day course will consist of classroom study and practical shooting exercises. The course curriculum is designed to teach students the fundamentals of shooting, handgun safety and handling, handgun nomenclature, ammunition knowledge and understanding, storage and carry issues, gun laws specific to Mississippi, the use of deadly force and other self-defense concepts. The completion of this course qualifies students for the Enhanced Endorsement to the Mississippi Firearms Permit.
All training occurs on the Brothers N Arms Gun Range property in Hattiesburg, MS. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive the certificate required to obtain the “IC” endorsement for their Mississippi state-issued firearms permit. All classroom materials are included in the registration cost. Typically, classes will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM. Students will be on their own for lunch, so feel free to bring lunch or venture into South Hattiesburg for a quick bite to eat.
FIREARMS: LEAVE IN YOUR CAR UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS YOU TO BRING THEM INTO THE CLASSROOM. Bring the owners manual. When reserving your spot tell us the make, model, and caliber of your gun. Bring at least 100 cartridges for live fire exercises.
REGISTER FOR THE ENHANCED CARRY COURSE HERE
Intermediate Handgun Courses
Intro 2 Concealed Carry - This one-day course is designed for concealed carry handguns, pocket pistols, or revolvers. Students will learn the fundamentals of carrying a handgun for personal protection, and information to make everyday concealed carry comfortable and convenient. The course includes information on essential carry gear and instruction on how to safely carry and draw your handgun from your preferred carry mode. It also introduces additional carry modes and holsters for inside and outside the waistband, pocket, purse, appendix, ankle, crossdraw carry and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Please note: This course does not qualify for the MS Enhanced Permit endorsement.
Prerequisite: A valid Firearms / Carry Permit OR Criminal Background Check from your Chief Law Enforcement Officer, OR Previous Brothers N Arms Gun Range Course
What to bring:
Concealed Carry Handgun, Pocket Pistol or Revolver
Good quality Kydex, or other rigid inside or outside the waistband holster, Concealed Carry Purse, Pocket Holster, Belly Band or Ankle Holster. You will be drawing and re-holstering multiple times so the holster must be safe and relatively easy to re-holster. The instructor has the final say on if the holster can be used in the course.
150 Rounds of ammunition
Minimum 3 magazines or speed loaders for your firearm
Eye protection, ear protection (electronic preferred), ball cap/sun visor
Sunscreen, bug spray
What to wear:
High neck shirts/t-shirt, closed toe shoes, pants or shorts with belt loops and loose pockets
*Gun rental and/or ammo packages are available
NRA’S BASIC PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME
This course in part will cover defensive shooting and handgun skills, the importance of using a firearm responsibly and ethically for personal protection, how to evaluate your state of mental awareness using the four levels of awareness, the importance of mental preparation and physical firearm training for a potentially life-threatening confrontation. Along with understanding the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship, the difference between cover and concealment, close range point shooting, use of a flash site picture, firearms and the law (possession, ownership, and the use of deadly force), strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, and selecting a handgun for self –defense. Sport shooting activities and other training opportunities will also be discussed. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, Sport Shooting brochure and Basic Personal Protection in the Home course completion certificate.
FIREARMS: LEAVE IN YOUR CAR UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS YOU TO BRING THEM INTO THE CLASSROOM. Bring the owners manual. When reserving your spot tell us the make, model, and caliber of your gun. Bring at least 150 cartridges for live fire exercises.
This course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity. The course teaches the students the knowledge,
Prerequisite: Basic Pistol/Enhanced Carry Course & Personal Protection In The Home
NRA’S BASICS OF PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME COURSE skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home. Students have the opportunity to attend the course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse. From a review of safe firearm handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation. The NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home course is divided into two levels, basic and advanced. Level one is a nine-hour course and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students will attend level 1 Basic consisting of 9 hours classroom and range time. Upon completion of level one, students will attend level two Advanced, which is an additional five hours of classroom and range training and teaches advanced shooting skills. Students will receive the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook, Course Examination, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the appropriate course completion certificate(s), NRA Basic Personal Protection Outside the Home (identifies strong-side hip holster or purse use) certificate and NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside the Home certificate.
Note: The NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home participants in the course must be at least 21 years of age and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Course.
FIREARMS: LEAVE IN YOUR CAR UNTIL THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS YOU TO BRING THEM INTO THE CLASSROOM. Bring the owners manual. When reserving your spot tell us the make, model, and caliber of your gun. AMMUNITION REQUIREMENTS: Bring at LEAST 250 cartridges for live fire.
NOTE: NO AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. Leave it in your car. If you do not own a pistol we will rent you one and you must purchase the ammunition to do your life fire exercises. If you have eye and electronic ear protection which are required, bring them. If not, we rent electronic muffs for $5.00 and sell eye protection for $5.00.
EQUIPMENT LIST Quality handgun with at least 4 magazines or speed loaders (6 to 8 is even better) A minimum of a .38 cal. pistol is required for this course, strong side holster, and double ammo pouch. If you have other CCW carry items bring them too. Have an over shirt/jacket to put on for some drills that will cover your strong side holster. Appropriate outdoor weather gear, long pants must have belt loops, knee pads, flashlight, footwear suitable for rapid movement and turning, brimmed hat, hydration system, wrap around eye protection, electronic ear protection. WE REQUIRE ELECTRONIC HEARING MUFFS as you must be able to clearly hear range commands. We rent electronic muffs for $5.00 & sell eye protection for $5.00.
PRACTICAL COMBAT SHOOTING COURSE
Brothers N Arms Shooting Facility is proud to offer advanced handgun training classes. Our Practical Combat Shooting course covers advanced concepts of knowledge, skills, and attitude that are required during a close contact shooting situation. In this course, we will go deeper into the legal and ethical implications of self-defense shooting and challenge you to improve your pistol skills and mental conditioning.
NRA RANGE SAFETY OFFICER COURSE
The course develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations. This course is nine hours long and is conducted in the classroom and on a range. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO; Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs); range inspection; range rules; range briefings; emergency procedures; and firearm stoppages and malfunctions. Each Range Safety Officer Candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, A Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, an NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and an Instructor/ Course Evaluation form.
NOTE: NO FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM. NO LIVE FIRE IN THIS COURSE.
The NRA Range Safety Officer program was developed in response to the demand for a nationally recognized range safety officer certification. NRA Range Safety Officers are people who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.