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(888) 973-4267
(504) 729-0255
New Orleans, LA 70124

Providing Firearms Instruction Courses Since 2009

Educational Firearms Instruction Courses

Receive high-quality concealed carry permit training and firearms instruction from our firearms instructors in New Orleans, LA and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Gulf Coast Shooters offers a variety of different courses designed to help you gain a better understanding of your firearms, how to use them, and even how to instruct other people on proper firearms handling. Our certified Louisiana concealed carry training and certified Mississippi enhanced concealed carry training are required to carry concealed handguns in these states.
Home Firearm Safety
NRA Home Firearm Safety Course—4 Hours
This is a non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.

Basic Pistol Shooting
NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course—8 Hours
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required for owning and operating a pistol safely.
  Basic Rifle Shooting
NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course—14 Hours
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.

Basic Shotgun Shooting 
NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course—10 Hours
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun when shooting at a moving target.

Personal Protection in the Home
NRA Basic Personal Protection in the Home Course—8 Hours
This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude that are essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family. It also provides information on the law-abiding individual's right to self-defense.

Personal Protection outside the Home
NRA Basics of Personal Protection outside the Home Course
• Basic Level—9 Hours • Advanced Level—5 Additional Hours
You may take the basic level only or both the basic and advanced level of this course. The basic and advanced courses will be offered on separate days and the advanced level requires that you have completed the basic level course. This comprehensive and intensive course equips the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity.

Basic Instructor Training

To qualify as an NRA Instructor:

  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified.
  • Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor conducting that training.

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.

Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer's Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer's Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).



• NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor Training—5 Hours

• NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Instructor & Basic Instructor Training—17 Hours

• NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Instructor Training—14 Hours

• NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Instructor Training— 11 Hours

Contact us in New Orleans, Louisiana, to learn how to properly handle your firearms with our student courses.