Hi, thank you for your interest in taking a firearm safety course at “A Fighting Chance” Firearms Training, LLC (AFCFT). My name is William Jones, and I will be the firearms instructor conducting your upcoming course. This summary serves to answer any questions you may have beforehand.
- The state of CT requires that you take a firearm safety course before you can apply for, and receive a License To Carry (LTC). We offer 2 types of firearm courses at AFCFT:
- National Rifle Association (NRA) classes with a specific program that provide the certificates you need to apply for your LTC; and,
- AFCFT classes designed for those who either want to go to the range to shoot for fun with friends & family or improve their skills.
- NRA courses are broken down into 2 parts, a classroom session & a range session. In class you will learn a set curriculum, then afterwards you will apply what you’ve learned at the range. Once you have successfully complete the NRA course, you then take your certificates to your local police department and apply there. NRA certificates are good for life, nationwide, & satisfy training mandates for all cities/states. If you’d like to join the NRA or extend your expiring membership, click on this link for discounted rates. https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp?campaignid=XI033930
- If you want to get your LTC, the class you need to take is the “NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course”. BPS is an 8 hour course that is a basic introduction to Pistols and Revolvers and teaches you how to safely handle and shoot them. It covers the NRA organization, safety rules & procedures, firearm components, loading & unloading, malfunctions, cartridge components, firearms maintenance, responsible ownership, proper storage of firearms & ammunition. Firearms included in this training session are, semi-automatic pistols and single/double action revolvers.
- If you would like to learn about a variety of Firearms and Home Safety, we offer the “NRA Home Firearm Safety Course”. HFS is a 5 hour course that is a basic introduction and general overview of the variety of firearms that exist. It covers the NRA organization, safety rules & procedures, firearm components, loading & unloading, malfunctions, cartridge components, firearms maintenance, responsible ownership, proper storage of firearms & ammunition, and range rules & regulations. Firearms included in this training session are, semi-automatic pistols, single/double action revolvers, lever/bolt/semi action rifles, and break/pump/semi-automatic action shotguns. Caliber sizes included are .22LR, 9mm, 38sp, .45, 5.56, 7.62, & 12 gauge shotgun ammo. This class does not include live fire. But we can arrange a separate session if you would like a 1 on 1 session.