Safe, Efficient, and Effective defensive training begins here! 

Basic Defensive Shooting Skills


This is a set of range-only coursework that was designed for the student who has already taken some variety of formal handgun training, such as a basic handgun safety course or a Concealed Handgun Permit course.  Click the button below for a full course description. 

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Essential Defensive Pistol


This is our intermediate defensive pistol training course.  It is designed to allow the student to quickly and efficiently build upon the foundation that was laid in the FDP or BDSS courses.  This course will allow the student to safely push his or her own performance limits and very quickly develop essential defensive shooting skills.  Click the button below for a full course description. 

Foundations of Defensive Pistol


This is our introductory defensive pistol training course, ideal for the new or inexperienced defensive shooter.  This course starts with the basics and takes the student to a solid level of operative competency by the end of the class.  Click the button below for a full course description.


N.A.P.S.I.'s primary focus is on safe, efficient and effective defensive firearms training!  We maintain the idea that your time and resources are best spent focusing on the tactics, techniques, and procedures you are most likely to need as an ordinary armed citizen going through your normal day-to-day affairs.  Subsequently, our training programs do not approach the concept of defensive shooting skills from the context of bulls-eye marksmanship, recreational shooting, competitive shooting, or offensive-oriented police or military training.  Instead, we believe simplicity is the best approach to developing efficient and effective defensive skills which is why we rely on training methodologies that are easy and efficient to utilize even when under stress.

Our initial course offerings focus on the application of the handgun in a defensive role.  As we move forward, we have plans to add more coursework to our training program including courses that cover advanced defensive pistol skills, defensive shotgun and carbine skills, vehicle combatives, as well as force-on-force gunfighting skills.  Please check back often for updates.    

NOTICE:  All students are required to sign a liability waiver/hold harmless agreement on the day of the class, before any instruction can take place.  Students must be law abiding citizens of good repute and must be legally entitled to possess firearms and participate in firearms/tactical training in accordance with the laws of their state and the laws of the United States.  N.A.P.S.I. Approved Trainers are expected to follow all local, state, and federal laws when providing any instruction.