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John Adams: "Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense." (A defense of the Constitution of the US)

NRA Basic Pistol Class - CDA Rifle and Pistol Club
Husband and Wife Instructor Team provide safe, comfortable firearms training for everyone.

Our  "No Student Left Behind" pace makes Amendment II firearms classes ideal for gals new to handguns. These ladies (and Gent)  enjoyed their NRA Basic Pistol Class.

Course Fees are due at time of sign up or registration to secure spot in class.
Mail fees in form of check or money order to:
Amendment II
11522 N Cliff House Rd.
Hauser ID 83854
NRA Basic Pistol

Course completion certificate satisfies training requirement for Idaho Concealed Carry Permit. (Resident CCW permit is required when applying for Utah CCW permit)

This 8 hour course includes classroom and range time learning to handle and shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Hands on practice in the classroom gives students the confidence to safely handle a firearm during live fire exercises.

Intensive lessons include safe gun handling, various types of pistols, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals and firing positions, range rules, cleaning.

 There are no prerequisites for this class and the material and activities are suitable for supervised mature children.

We Provide:
(If you have any of the following items please bring them.)
Eye and Ear Protection
Course Materials
.22 Caliber Pistol - you are welcome to bring your personal firearm.

No live ammunition allowed in classroom. All firearms will be inspected and cleared at course check in.

Topics Include:
  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Live Fire Exercises - First Shots
  • Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
  • Written Exam on materials covered

Upon successful course completion you will receive:
NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
Course Completion Certificate
NRA Gun Safety Brochure and other program materials

Course Fee:
$ 125.00
Location:  Coeur d' Alene Rifle and Pistol Club

Class Schedule:

Ladies Only Class - 5-30-2015     9:30 - 5:30     REGISTER

NRA  Personal Protection In The Home

This course satisfies the training requirement for the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit.

Unlike the other basic courses, the Personal Protection in the Home course covers defensive shooting.

Self-defense training is different from training in shooting fundamentals.

The Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. 

100 Round Live Fire Qualification from varying distances for course certificate.


Participants must be adults (at least 21 years old), and be experienced shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling.      

Proof of shooting experience can be provided in one of the following: NRA basic Pistol course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, a Pistol Qualification card.

If necessary, Amendment II Instructors may ask participants to pass a pre-course evaluation exercise where potential students must demonstrate safe gun handling skills.

Topics covered include:
Strategies on how to make your home less appealing to professional criminals, avoiding confrontation, the defensive mindset, legal issues, decision-making under pressure, and planning for the worst with the practical use of a firearm as a last resort to defend your home and family.

Students will receive intensive lessons on basics of defensive shooting, issues of self-defense, responding to a violent confrontation and other strategies for protecting the home and family.  Also discussed is the law-abiding citizen's right to self-defense and levels of mental awareness needed to assure your day-to-day safety.

Basic Personal Protection in the Home is designed around the use of the defensive pistol.

Topics covered will include:
  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting
  • Basic Defensive Handgun Skills
  • Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the Use of Deadly Force
  • strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation
  • Selecting a Handgun for Personal Defense
  • Written Exam on materials covered
  • Live Fire Exercise

Required Equipment:
  • Firearm, holster, extra magazines or speed loader
  • 100 rounds ammunition - No Magnum or Lead (except .22 caliber) Ammunition please
  • Eye and Ear Protection

Participants will receive:
NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection in the Home Handbook
Feedback on live fire exercises.
Course Certificate

Course Fee: $115.00
Coeur d'Alene Rifle and Pistol Club -

Contact Ben Nelson  for more information and class scheduling.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim®Seminar

This Seminar is NOT a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense.

This seminar teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude for developing a strategy for ones personal safety.

The standard 4 hour seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime.
Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to meet the needs of a particular audience. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical , inexpensive, and easy to follow. Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety , and use of personal safety devices.

No perquisites for this course.

Seminar Fee:

You will receive:
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure
NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement
Course completion certificate

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol

FIRST Steps is available for one on one and small groups.

NRA Developed this course to meet the need for a firearm orientation program for new handgun purchasers.

This course meets the training required to apply for Idaho Concealed Carry Permit.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol 3 hour course is designed to provide hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of one specific pistol action type - Semi-Automatic or Revolver. Materials include fundamentals of pistol shooting, safety, and specifics of the pistol type.

None for this course and the materials are suitable for appropriately supervised mature children.

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts and Operation
  • Introduction to Ammunition and the fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting Positions
  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning , Storage and Training Opportunities
  • Live Fire exercise

Required Equipment:
Firearm - Rental firearms are available for $10.00
Ammunition - 15 rounds
Eye and Ear Protection

We Provide:
Target for live fire
Rental Firearm - $10.00
Ammuntion available for purchase

Upon Successful Course Completion you will receive:
Course Certificate
NRA The Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook

Course Fee: $95.00
Location: Coeur d' Alene Rifle and Pistol Club

NRA Range Safety Officer

This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters for the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO's ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters.

Many ranges seek out volunteer RSO's and the NRA Developed this course to help ranges train those RSO's.

Becoming an RSO requires harder testing and maintenance of certification with the NRA. RSO's are not certified instructors or coaches

The 9 hour course includes classroom work and is conducted at a shooting facility. Range Safety Officer candidates will learn roles and responsibilities of an RSO,  Range  Standard Operating Procedures, range inspection , range rules, range briefings, emergency procedures, and firearm stoppages and malfunctions.

NRA Range Safety Officers should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision. The NRA encourages active shooters to learn more and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this program.

Topics Include:
  • Introduction to the NRA Basic Range Safety Officer Course
  • The Roles of the NRA Range Safety Officer and Range Standard Operating Procedures
  • Range Inspection and Range Rules
  • Range Safety Briefing
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Firearm Stoppages and Malfunctions
  • Practical exercises with all types of firearms
  • Material Review and Testing

Upon Course Completion:
After successful completion of the practical exercises and course materials a written exam with a 90% score is required to obtain certification. In addition, certification will require mailing in the appropriate documents along with the processing fee to the NRA.

Course Fee: $125.00