N.a.p.s.i. training courses

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We've been where you are. We understand that it can be difficult to decide where to start. 

With so many options available, it can be difficult to decide how to best utilize your limited resources when it comes time to choose an instructor and training program.   The reality is, the kind of training the armed citizen will recognize the most benefit from is often substantially different than the kind of training police officers or military personnel will require.  While there are certainly a number of good lessons we can take from the fine people in law enforcement and military, they often train in an offensive context rather than from the context of self defense which is what the armed citizen must focus on.

N.A.P.S.I. Training programs take the guesswork out of the equation.  Our team of Founding Members are absolutely dedicated to bringing safe, relevant, efficient, up-to-date defensive training courses to the market, and presenting them in a no-nonsense format.  Combined, the team has thousands of hours of defensive training and real-world experience under their belts, including training in military, law enforcement, and civilian arenas.    

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  • Continually develop safe, innovative, up-to-date defensive training curriculum
  • Maintain a laser-like focus on quality end-user and Instructor level training programs
  • Maintain a system whereby curriculum can be quickly and efficiently subjected to peer review and perfected before it is released for public consumption
  • Subject potential instructor candidates to a rigorous vetting process and exhaustive Instructor Development Program before earning the approval of N.A.P.S.I.
  • Strictly adhere to a written, publicly-displayed Instructor Code of Ethics
  • Provide comprehensive training program solutions to gun clubs, shooting ranges, and training groups who need high-quality defensive-oriented curriculum in a turn-key simple package.   

Why Choose N.a.p.s.i. training?

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your security is your biggest responsibility!


Protecting your family and home is a responsibility you simply can't ignore.  While police organizations in this country typically do a good job of following up on crimes after they are committed, they simply can't be in all places at all times.  Subsequently, proper training is a must for the person who wishes to prevail should the unthinkable ever occur.  The National Association of Professional Shooting Instructors is dedicated to providing only the highest-quality, no-nonsense training programs using proven, peer-reviewed curriculum. 


N.A.P.S.I. Approved Trainers will never waste your time and money with training protocols that fall outside of your realm of practicality and reality. Neither will they ever try to sell you merchandise, gear, or firearms on time you've paid for.  We set ourselves apart with unwavering integrity and a strict code of ethics.