Awareness Analytics offers a variety of NRA-certified safety, orientation, & training classes as well as select, specialized, non-NRA classes.  Successful completion of these classes provides you with the information and hands-on experience necessary for being a responsible citizen.  Regardless of your position on gun ownership or use, continuing education is key for being prepared when confronted by an applicable event.

The requested minimum age for participation is 10 years old and an accompanying parent or guardian is required.  Per ITAR regulations, all participants in any class which specifically includes the use or handling of firearms and simulated firearms must be either US Citizens or legal, US Residents ('Green Card').  Additionally, all participants must not be legally restricted or otherwise prohibited from the possession, use, control, or handling of firearms.

Class Descriptions

NRA FIRST Steps - Pistol Orientation

Course Fee: $125 to $150 per person

NRA FIRST Steps - Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four to eight students. This course is three to four hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning a pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Two versions of this class will be offered:  'Rimfire Only' and 'All Calibers'.

'Rimfire Only' Class: The 'Rimfire Only' class is focused on individuals new to firearms or those looking for a low-key refresher on the basics of shooting.  All firearms used during the live-fire portion of the class must be chambered in .22LR (rimfire).  This cartridge produces very little noise or 'kick' when fired, is easy to handle, and is an excellent option for training.

'All Calibers' Class:  The 'All Calibers' class is for both new and existing firearm owners who are looking for an opportunity to learn about gun safety while incorporating their own firearm into the curriculum.  Students taking this class should be comfortable with the louder noise and 'kick' associated with shooting centerfire cartridges.

Class Includes:
• Loaner .22LR or centerfire pistol & ammunition if student does not already have their own*
• Safety glasses & ear plugs
• NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook
• NRA Gun Safety Rules card
• NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet
• Class size limited to 8 students for more one-on-one time
• Instruction by two certified Instructors
• FIRST Steps Course completion certificate

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag

* Students are encouraged to bring their own pistol chambered in .22LR (rimfire) or centerfire as appropriate to class along with a case or sealable bag.  Ammunition should be factory new and of the correct type for the firearm used. Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA FIRST Steps - Rifle Orientation

Course Fee: $125 to $150 per person

NRA FIRST Steps - Rifle is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific rifle action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is three to four hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific rifle action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular rifle model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the rifle; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Two versions of this class will be offered:  'Rimfire Only' and 'All Calibers'.

'Rimfire Only' Class: The 'Rimfire Only' class is focused on individuals new to firearms or those looking for a low-key refresher on the basics of shooting.  All firearms used during the live-fire portion of the class must be chambered in .22LR (rimfire).  This cartridge produces very little noise or 'kick' when fired, is easy to handle, and is an excellent option for training.

'All Calibers' Class:  The 'All Calibers' class is for both new and existing firearm owners who are looking for an opportunity to learn about gun safety while incorporating their own firearm into the curriculum.  Students taking this class should be comfortable with the louder noise and 'kick' associated with shooting centerfire cartridges.

Class Includes:
• Loaner .22LR rifle & ammunition if student does not already have their own*
• Safety glasses & ear plugs
• NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting Handbook
• NRA Gun Safety Rules card
• NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet
• Class size limited to 8 students for more one-on-one time
• Instruction by two certified Instructors
• FIRST Steps Course completion certificate

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag

* Students are encouraged to bring their own rifle chambered in .22LR (rimfire) or centerfire as appropriate to class along with a case or sealable bag.  Ammunition should be factory new and of the correct type for the firearm used. Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Course Fee: $165 to $185 per person

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a full-day class intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Class Includes:
• All range fees
• NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
• NRA Gun Safety Rules card
• NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
• NRA Basic Pistol qualification course of fire
• Instruction by two certified instructors
• Class size limited to 8 students for more one-on-one time
• Certificate of Completion
• Coupon for discounted entry fee at future NCRGC Defensive Pistol event

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag
FREE Bonus - Zippered, soft-sided range pouch

Participating students will need to bring:
• Comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor class and outdoor range activities
• Personal handgun with either a case, a bag, or an appropriate belt & holster*
• 200 rounds of factory new ammunition**
• Eye & ear protection**

*Holsters that break the 180 deg. rule when drawing / re-holstering, that do not provide adequate trigger guard protection, that have an active trigger guard lock (eg. SERPA style), or that are otherwise deemed unsafe by an instructor will not be allowed.
**Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting

Course Fee: $165 to $185 per person

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. The course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from bench rest, prone, sitting, standing, and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.

Class Includes:
• All range fees
• NRA Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook
• NRA Gun Safety Rules card
• NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet
• NRA Basic Rifle qualification course of fire
• Instruction by two certified instructors
• Class size limited to 8 students for more one-on-one time
• Course Certificate of Completion

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag
FREE Bonus - Zippered, soft-sided range pouch

Participating students will need to bring:
• Comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor class and outdoor range activities
• Personal rifle with either a case or a bag*
• 200 rounds of factory new ammunition*
• Eye & ear protection*

*Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA CCW: Basic 1-day

Course Fee: $250 to $275 per person

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. NRA CCW takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. Course topics may 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. Additionally, students will conduct live fire training and take a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Class Includes:
• All range fees
• Class size limited to 6 students for more one-on-one time
• NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
• NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook
• Coverage of all NRA CCW course chapters
• NRA CCW qualification course of fire
• Instruction by two certified instructors
• Certificate of Completion
• Printed copy of Colorado CCW application and CCW laws
• Printed resource page for CCW insurance providers
• Coupon for discounted entry fee at future NCRGC Defensive Pistol event

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag
FREE Bonus - Zippered, soft-sided range pouch

Participating students will need to bring:
• Comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor class and outdoor range activities
• Concealment garment (i.e. jacket, coat, etc)
• Personal handgun with an appropriate belt & holster (Outside the Waistband preferred)*
• 300 rounds of factory new ammunition**
• Eye & ear protection**

*Holsters that break the 180 deg. rule when drawing / re-holstering, that do not provide adequate trigger guard protection, that have an active trigger guard lock (eg. SERPA style), or that are otherwise deemed unsafe by an instructor will not be allowed.
**Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA CCW: Enhanced 2-day

Course Fee: $475 to $500 per person

This class goes beyond merely teaching the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to carry a concealed pistol for personal defense. The NRA CCW: Enhanced 2-day course covers EVERY topic available in the NRA CCW curriculum including: Firearm Safety, 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.

If you're new to concealed carry, this course is especially helpful as it provides students an opportunity to handle and test fire multiple handguns selected from the most popular makes, models, and calibers*. And, students can try out various CCW carry options (i.e. holsters, bags, purses, etc.)

In addition to the standardized live fire training and shooting qualification, students will be able to put their classroom training and concepts into practice by participating in an optional defensive pistol course of fire that incorporates cover / concealment, motion, reloading, target identification, and engagement priority.

The final bonus to this course is the inclusion of a 'Shoot / No Shoot' video simulator experience.  Students are 'armed' with either an infra-red SIRT or an infra-red gas blowback gun and presented various scenarios wherein they will interact with the scenario and must direct their own response - including a possible 'Use of Force' engagement.  Following each scenario, students will receive a review of their performance and shot placement along with a discussion amongst the instructor and class participants.

Class Includes:
• All range fees
• Class size limited to 6 students for more one-on-one time
• NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
• NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook
• Coverage of all NRA CCW course chapters with workbook
• NRA CCW qualification course of fire
• Instruction by two certified instructors
• Certificate of Completion
• Printed copy of Colorado CCW application and CCW laws
• Printed resource page for CCW insurance providers
• Option to handle and test fire multiple handguns (ammo provided at add’l cost)
• Ability to handle and test various CCW carry holsters, bags, purses, etc.
• Participation in up to four ‘Shoot. No shoot.’ video simulator scenarios
• Participation in an optional defensive pistol course of fire
• Coupon for discounted entry fee at future NCRGC Defensive Pistol event

FREE Bonus - Open chamber indicator flag
FREE Bonus - Zippered, soft-sided range pouch

Participating students will need to bring:
• Comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor class and outdoor range activities
• Concealment garment (i.e. jacket, coat, etc)
• Personal handgun with an appropriate belt & holster (Outside the Waistband preferred)*
• 300 rounds of factory new ammunition**
• Eye & ear protection**

*Holsters that break the 180 deg. rule when drawing / re-holstering, that do not provide adequate trigger guard protection, that have an active trigger guard lock (eg. SERPA style), or that are otherwise deemed unsafe by an instructor will not be allowed.
**Loaner firearms, ammunition, equipment, and safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim

Teaches strategies people can integrate into their everyday lives to avoid becoming a victim of crime. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat self-defense. Seminars teach common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive and easy to follow. The seminar includes classroom instruction on criminal psychology, automobile crimes; cyber safety, home security, and a variety of crime prevention strategies including carjack avoidance techniques, use of personal safety devices, and more. Students receive the Refuse To Be A Victim® student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate.

NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and to provide information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense. This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home

Teaches students the knowledge, 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. The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine-hours 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 spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 115 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s).

NRA Range Safety Officer

Course Fee: $160 to $200 per person

This 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 a classroom and at a shooting facility. 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 a Course Evaluation form.

Class Includes:
• Standard class size limited to 8 students for more one-on-one time
• Coverage of all NRA RSO course chapters with workbook
• Instruction by two certified instructors
• Certificate of Completion good for NRA RSO credential
• Option to handle and dry fire multiple firearms and action types
• Role play using RSO training in an actual or simulated range environment
• Invitation to practice RSO skills at NCRGC Defensive Pistol events

Participating students will need to bring:
• Comfortable clothing appropriate for indoor class and outdoor range activities
• Eye & ear protection*

*Loaner safety gear may be available on a case-by-case basis.  Contact us for additional information and costs.

Fundamentals of Realistic De-Escalation

The 'Realistic De-Escalation' Course thoroughly dissects the complex concept of “de-escalation” and the many elements in determining its feasibility or effectiveness in a variety of encounter types. This deeper knowledge of de-escalation is valuable to both line officers and the investigators and administrators called in to review force events after the fact. All these parties will need to determine to what extent using de-escalation techniques is feasible in specific, high-pressure and rapidly unfolding encounters.

This course is designed for law enforcement officers, field supervisors, investigators, attorneys, administrators or any other group within law enforcement. Instead of being based on the rhetoric that exists around the emotionally charged subject of police use-of-force encounters and the specter of excessive force, the curriculum is based on unbiased scientific realities.

The Force Science Institute’s research into human behavior as it applies to high-pressure encounters and de-escalation provides essential insights for law enforcement personnel at all levels and is designed to be the basis for de-escalation training for police.

Awareness Analytics is all about empowerment.  We provide firearm training, continuing education, and simulator experiences to any eligible person regardless of background or political view.  From classroom theory to hands-on... If you're serious about wanting to learn, we're serious about helping you do it.

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