About Us

Lakeland Training Center was introduced to provided indoctrination and training to youth and adults interested in recreational shooting sports.  We are members of the National Rifle Association and our NRA Certified Instructors follow the guidelines of the NRA in all firearms training classes.  Students who successfully complete one of our NRA Courses will receive an NRA Certification for that course.

 

In accordance with our Second Amendment Rights and the laws of the State of Florida, many of our training courses meet and/or exceed  the required training to be able to apply for a State of Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License.

It is not by coincidence that all of our Certified Instructors are also Retired or Former Military Personnel.  We support our veterans and are proud sponsors of Wounded Warriors Project.

About Our Courses

 

Name : NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation                     VIP Class $175   /   Scheduled Class $95                    Course Duration :    3  hrs

 

Short Description : Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.


More Details : 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 or fewer students. This course is at least three 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 the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet, FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.

 

Name : NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course                        VIP Class $350   /   Scheduled Class $150                  Course Duration :    8  hrs

 

Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.


More Details : This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

 

 

 
 

Name : NRA FIRST Steps Rifle Orientation                                                                                             Course Duration :   3   hrs

 

Short Description : Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.


More Details : 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 at least three 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. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

 

 

Name : NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course                                                                                                Course Duration :  14    hrs
 

Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.


More Details : This course is at least 14 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 the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a Course Completion Certificate.

 

Name : NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun Orientation              VIP Class $175   /   Scheduled Class $95                    Course Duration :   3   hrs

 

Short Description : Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.


More Details : NRA FIRST Steps Shotgun course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific shotgun model. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific model shotgun at a moving target. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular shotgun model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the shotgun; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet, FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.

 

 

Name : NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course              VIP Class $350   /   Scheduled Class $150                  Course Duration :   10   hrs

 

Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.


More Details : This course is at least ten-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning how to shoot shotguns at moving targets. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting at straight away and angled targets; cleaning; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Shotgun Shooting Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet, take a Basics of Shotgun Shooting Student Examination, and receive a Course Completion Certificate.

 

Name : NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course                                                            Course Duration :   8   hrs

 

Short Description : 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.


More Details : Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

 

 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.

Name : NRA Home Firearm Safety Course                                                                                             Course Duration :   4   hrs

 

Short Description : Non-shooting course and teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and to explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.


More Details : This is a four-hour course for safe gun handling that is conducted in the classroom only. Students are taught NRA’s three rules for safe gun handling; primary causes of firearms accidents; firearm parts; how to unload certain action types; ammunition components; cleaning; care; safe storage of firearms in the home; and the benefits of becoming an active participant in the shooting sports. Students will receive the NRA Home Firearm Safety Handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure, Basic Firearm Training Program Brochure, Course Completion Certificate.