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Course Description

NRA​ CCW takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day ​format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. 

Course Goal

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW Course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This instructor-led only course gives you direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end and may be conducted in a classroom and on a shooting range with an Instructor.

Course Instructor

All coursework presented through Tactical Recovery Network are taught by state certified and/or highly qualified NRA certified Training Counselors/Law Enforcement Instructors with over twenty years experience in security, education and training. All instructors are committed to bringing out the best in their students regardless of their experience level.

Course Lessons

Course topics include: Firearm Safety (Mandatory), Pistol Nomenclature and Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense, Basic Defensive Pistol Skills, Drawing from Concealment, Loading and Stoppage Remediation, Mindset, Carry Modes and Pistol Concealment, Firearm Cleaning, and Sport Shooting and Training Activities. Course length is determined by the Instructor, to meet your State’s requirements for a CCW permit. 

Additionally, students may complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive reference books, take a NRA CCW Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.


  • US Citizens eligible to possess firearms (Required)

  • Valid Pistol Permit, Pistol Permit Applicants, HR218

  • Successful completion of NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course (Recommended)

Course Duration

  • 14 Hours For NRA CCW

  • 18 Hours For NYS CCIA Training

Course Cost

  • $600 

  • Discounts May Be Available 

Course Completion Requirements

Students will complete a series of written exams and range qualification. 

Provided Materials

  • NRA Basic Pistol Handbook

  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook. 

  • Use of Force/Deadly Force Legal Information In Your Home Jurisdiction 

Course Benefits

Students will develop comprehensive firearm handling skills, knowledge of self defense laws in their home state and opportunity to perform under stress. This course may be applied to meet the NYS 18 Hour Requirements to obtain a Pistol Permit

Area Lodging

Our training locations have several major hotel chains within minutes of our training facility. Our Recruitment Division has secured a discounted rate for course attendees. Once seats are reserved, reservation codes will be made available. Please inquire with your sales coordinator for more specific information

Mobile Training

Our mobile division is equipped to bring the training to a location of your choice. This course is shooting course and necessitates a duly authorized range or authorization to discharge firearms on private property.

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