Safety And 
Firearms Education
NRA Certified Instructor  (808) 230-1553

hoku725@yahoo.com    

Training Classes

    Home Firearms Safety

Description

This 4 hour course is a non-shooting course that teaches students the basic knowledge, skills and explains the necessary attitude for the safe handling, storage of firearms and ammunition in the home.  The course will also familiarize participants with the safe firearm handling procedures and guidelines for storing pistols, rifles, and shotguns in the home.  The NRA Home Firearm Safety course is recommended  to anyone unfamiliar with firearms as a starter course for future firearms courses.  Students are taught the NRA's three rules for safe gun handling, primary causes of accidents, firearm parts and how to identify, load and unload different types of firearms, types and uses of ammunition, cleaning and care of firearms.  Also, 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 brochure, and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

"To teach the basic knowledge and skills and attitude necessary for the safe handling and storage of firearms in the home".

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Note: This is a non-shooting course.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises and a course completion certificate. 

COST  $75




      FIRST Steps Pistol 

Description COURSE IS NOT AVAILABLE

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This 4 hour course uses the Total Participant Involvement (TPI) training methodology.  It stresses active training and learning by doing.  This course will provide shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.  Students will learn safety rules, parts, and operation.  The five fundamentals of pistol shooting, aiming, hold control, breath control, trigger control and follow through, how to determine their dominant eye, pistol shooting from a bench rest position, cartridge malfunctions, range safety, shooting facility orientation, pistol cleaning, storage, and training opportunities.  Students will receive the  NRA Basics Of  Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Training Program brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, and NRA FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

"To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely".

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. 

COST
$135 Ammunition, Range Fees and Handguns provided.


     FIRST Steps Rifle

Description

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This 4 hour course uses the Total Participant Involvement (TPI) training methodology.  It stresses active training and learning by doing.  This course will provide shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely.  Students will learn safety rules, parts, and operation.  The five fundamentals of rifle shooting, aiming, hold control, breath control, trigger control and follow through, how to determine their dominant eye, rifle shooting from a bench rest position, cartridge malfunctions, range safety, shooting facility orientation, rifle cleaning, storage, and training opportunities.  Students will receive the  NRA Basics Of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Training Program brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, and NRA FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

"To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific rifle model safely".

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. 

COST
$140 Ammunition, Range Fees and Rifles are provided.


     FIRST Steps Shotgun

Description

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new firearms purchasers. This 4 hour class teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude for the safe and proper use of shotguns.  The course is designed to provide beginning shooters a hands-on learning introduction necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely.  Students will learn the NRA's Rules For Safe Gun Handling, shotgun parts and operation, types of gauges, and components of shotgun ammunition, fundamentals of shotgun shooting, cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development.  Students will receive the  NRA Basics Of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and  NRA FIRST Steps Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

“To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific shotgun model safely.”

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.

COST
$145



    BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING

Note: This course qualifies as a Handgun Safety Course for the State of Hawaii
NRA requires the student to take the online Phase 1 course as a prerequisite to enrolling in this course (Phase 2)

Description

The 8 hour course goal is to teach a student that has a firearm background the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a single-action and double-action revolver or semi-automatic pistol safely. Students will apply and adopt the NRA's Rules For Safe Gun Handling and demonstrate how to handle the pistol in a safe manner, learn to explain the different components of a pistol cartridge and explain the firing sequence.  How to properly identify, store ammunition and explain the major causes of cartridge malfunctions.  Learn gun range safety rules and commands.  Use the 6 steps of the fundamentals of pistol shooting at a target on a range from the bench rest two handed grip and standing two handed and one handed shooting positions.  Students will receive the  NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, Course Exam, and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon demonstrating safe gun handling at all times, safely unloading and loading, shooting a qualifying group,  adjusting sights to zero the pistol and safely cleaning the pistol.  

COST
$185  Ammunition, Range Fees and Handguns are provided.  

Basics Of Rifle Shooting

Description

This 14 hour class spans two days and teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.  Students will learn the 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 further skill development.  Students will get to shoot in the various positions during the range exercises.  Students will receive the NRA Basics Of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Firearm Training brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, Course Exam and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting.”

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. 

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercises and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive the "Basic Practical" rocker upon successfully demonstrating safe gun handling at all times, safely unloading and loading, shooting a qualifying group, adjusting sights to zero the rifle and safely cleaning the rifle.

COST
$200 Ammunition, Range Fees and Rifles are provided.

    Basics Of Shotgun Shooting

Description

This class teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving clay target.  The course is at least 10 hours long and includes classroom and range time.  Students learn the 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 flying clay targets, cleaning and continued opportunities for further skill development. Students will receive the NRA  Basics Of Shotgun Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Firearm Training brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, Course Exam and Course Completion Certificate

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the safe and proper use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target.”

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children. 

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a "Basic Practical" rocker upon successfully demonstrating safe gun handling at all times, properly mount a shotgun, hit a moving target, and safely clean the shotgun.

 BASICS OF PERSONAL PROTECTION IN THE HOME

Description

Participants of this course must be experienced shooters (shooters that demonstrate a mastery of the basic skills of safe firearms handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm) to maximize what can be learned in this course.  Instructors will use a pre-course evaluation of each prospective student before accepting registration.  This 8 hour course in part will cover defensive shooting and handgun skills, importance of using a firearm responsibly and ethically for personal protection, how to evaluate their state of mental awareness using the four levels of awareness, the importance of mental preparation and physical firearms training for potentially life-threatening confrontation.  Along with understanding the fundamentals of defensive marksmanship, the difference between cover and concealment, close range point shooting, use of a flash sight picture, firearms and the law (possession and ownership, and the use of deadly force), strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, and selecting a handgun for self-defense. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics Of Personal Protection Inside The Home,  Course Examination,  NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Basic Firearm Training Program brochure, Sports Shooting brochure and Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Completion Certificate.

Course Goal

“To develop in the students 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 citizen's right to self-defense.”

Prerequisites

NRA Basic Pistol Course completion or  a Pre-Course Evaluation demonstrating safe gun handling, shooting groups, zeroing a pistol and  safely cleaning a pistol.

Finally, the Personal Protection Course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.

Course Completion

Students are required to shoot from various positions and register a required number of "hits on the target. Upon completion of the course exam and live fire qualification, students will receive the NRA Personal Protection In The Home course completion certificate.

COST $175 Ammunition must be purchased from the indoor range.  Minimum 150 cartridges for the live fire exercises.  Must have your own handgun.  Minimum .380 cal, 2-4 Extra Magazines.

 
 

BASICS OF PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME

Description

This course is both comprehensive and intensive in its approach to equip the defensive shooting candidate with the skills needed to survive serious adversity.  The course teaches the 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. Students have the opportunity to attend the course using a quality strong side hip holster that covers the trigger, or a holster purse.  From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life threatening situation.  The NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home course is divided into two levels, Basic and Advanced . Level One is a 9 hour course 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. After the classroom portion, students will fire a minimum of 100  cartridges on the range.  Upon completion of Level One,  students may choose to attend Level Two (next day)  which is an additional 5  hours of classroom and range training and teaches advance shooting skills.  Students will fire a minimum, 150 cartridges on the range.  Students will receive the Basics Of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, Course Examination, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate Course Completion Certificate(s)

Course Goal

“To develop in the students 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 citizen's right to self-defense.”

Prerequisites

Participants in the Personal Protection Courses should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling. Validation of shooting experience can be done by completion of the NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course or by passing a Pre-Course Evaluation.  Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Finally, the Personal Protection course is intended for mature law-abiding adults, who have the mindset and seriousness necessary to properly perform the activities in the course. Self-defense is not a topic that lends itself to horseplay and distractions.

Note: This class does not authorize a person to be able to carry a concealed handgun outside the home.  Check your individual State's requirements regarding a Concealed Carry Permit.  

Course Completion

Students are required to shoot from various positions after presentation from a strong side holster.  Part of the evaluation involves registering qualifying hits on the target. Upon successful  completion of these requirements and passing the written exam, students will receive the NRA  Basic Personal Protection Outside The Home or NRA Advanced Personal Protection Outside The Home course completion certificates.

COST: Basic Course $175 / Advance Course $50 Ammunition must be purchased from  the indoor range.  Minimum 150 cartridges for Basic Course 250  total cartridges for Basic and Advance Course. Must have your own handgun.  Minimum .380 cal, 3-4 Extra Magazines and Strong Side Holster.

 

Range Safety Officer - RSO)

Description

This is a course designed to prepare experienced shooters to the basic duties of a Range Safety Officer (RSO). RSO's ensure that the users of a range follow range regulations in order to reduce property damage and personal injury. RSO's often have responsibilities to take action when circumstances require it. The RSO is the range's official on the firing line to ensure safety and to help shooters.  This course is 9 hours and develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, conducting and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.  RSO candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of an RSO, Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) range inspection, range rules, range briefings, emergency procedures, and firearm stoppages and malfunction.  Each RSO candidate will receive an RSO Student Study Guide, Basic Firearm Training brochure, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, RSO Exam, and Application/Evaluation

Course Goal

“To develop NRA Certified Range Safety Officers who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.”

Prerequisites

NRA Range Safety Officers candidates should be experienced shooters, involved in many aspects of target shooting, training, and range supervision. The NRA encourages active shooters to learn more and become responsible for the safety of fellow shooters through this program. There will be practical exercises with all types of firearms in this course, even if a shooter's discipline does not require experience with those types.

Note: This is a non-shooting course held in the classroom and on a range.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the practical exercises conducted during the course. There is a written exam on the lesson material at the end of the course. A 90% score is required to obtain certification. In addition, certification will require mailing in the appropriate documents along with certification and processing fees.

COST $145









Non NRA Courses




S.A.F.E HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE     NEW CLASS

"Designed specifically  in accordance with HRS -134 to purchase a handgun in the State of Hawaii"


DESCRIPTION

This is a 6-8 hour course with live fire requirements.  The focus is on safe use, handling, storage, firearms safety in the home and the education of the firearms laws in the State of Hawaii.  


COURSE GOAL

To provide the knowledge, skills and understanding neccessary to become a responsible handgun owner.


PREREQUISITES

21 years of age at time of class, valid I.D. 


COURSE COMPLETION

Participants completing the entire course will be issued an affidavit as proof of training.  This affidavit is needed to start the permit to acquire a handgun process.


COST  $175

This cost includes the study material, range fees, ammunition and handguns, eye and hearing protection, affidavit and postage fees.





FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKSMANSHIP (Non - NRA course)
 


"Guaranteed to improve your accuracy "

DESCRIPTION

This is a 3 hour course that employs the Shot Indicating Resetting Trigger (SIRT) Laser Training Pistol. The SIRT is recognized by the NRA as an excellent training tool to learn the Shooting Fundamentals. Law Enforcement and Military also use the SIRT in conjunction with live fire for their training curriculum.  Students will learn shooting fundamentals step by step using the SIRT Pistol. Proper Grip, Stance, and Recoil Control techniques will also be covered.  Live fire exercises are intermixed with the SIRT Pistol training to confirm the students skills and understanding of the shooting fundamentals.

COURSE GOAL

To provide the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to become proficient in pistol marksmanship.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites.  This is a great class for folks who have taken some type of beginner pistol class as well as experienced shooters wanting to improve their marksmanship skills.  There is the expectation that the student understand and demonstrates safe gun handling at all times.

COURSE COMPLETION

 Students may purchase their own SIRT Laser Training Pistol at a  very special price only available upon completion of the course.

COST $135  

Note: Due to the use of an indoor range, there is a range fee charge of $15 and the cost of 1 box of ammunition (50 Rds) normally in the price range of $18-$27 depending on the caliber. The student is responsible for these charges.  Students are encouraged to bring their own handgun or S.A.F.E. will provide them at $10 per handgun rental fee.





AR-15 BASICS   (Non -NRA course)

"There is more to just shooting on a bench.  Challenge yourself and have fun"


DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the basic parts of the AR-15 rifle, disassemble and reassemble for cleaning and inspection, learn and apply the fundamentals of shooting, learn and practice the standing, kneeling, sitting, prone and bench shooting positions during the live fire exercises.

COURSE GOAL

To provide the basic knowledge and skills to safely operate and maintain the AR-15 semi-auto rifle.

PREREQUISITES

Good understanding and application of safe gun handling rules.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED


AR-15 rifle in good operating condition, extra magazines  (2-3) 40-50 rounds of ammunition (minimum) eye and hearing protection.  Bring your cleaning kit.



COST $135  / 3 hr session

Note:  This course can be done at an indoor range/ Honolulu Firearms & Range or at Kokohead Shooting Complex.  You must purchase frangible ammunition from the indoor range and pay the range fee of $15  should you decide to use the indoor range.






REVOLVER BASICS (Non-NRA course)  
"Great class for folks using a revolver as a home defense tool"

DESCRIPTION

Students will learn the basic parts of a revolver, maintenance and cleaning, loading , unloading, learning to apply the fundamentals of shooting in double and single action live fire drills, and utilizing both strong and support hand during all phases of revolver operation

COURSE GOAL

To provide the knowledge and skills to safely operate and maintain a revolver.

PREREQUISITES

Good understanding and application of safe gun handling rules.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED


Revolver handgun in good operating condition, eye and hearing protection.



COST $135  / 3 hr session

Note:  Due to the use of an indoor range, there is a range fee of $15 and the cost of one box of ammunition (50 Rds)  Ammuntion must be purchased from the range.  Students are encouragd to bring their own handgun or S.A.F.E. will provide them at $10 per handgun rental. Honolulu Firearms & Range also has rental handguns at $20 per handgun.






HIGH POWER BOLT ACTION RIFLE BASICS  (Non-NRA course)  

"Great class for first time hunters"


DESCRIPTION

This is an 8 hr course covering the major parts of the bolt action rifle, disassemble and reassemble for cleaning and maintenance, learning and applying the fundamentals of shooting, live fire in various positions related to hunting (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, supported bench, bipod and shooting stick)  We also scope basics such as selection and zeroing.

COURSE GOAL

To provide the knowledge and skills  needed to safely operate and maintain a high power bolt action rifle.

PREREQUISITES

Good understanding and application of safe gun handling rules. A Hunters Education Course is  also highly recommended.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED


High Power Bolt Action Rifle with Optics in your choice of caliber with appropiate ammunition (20 rds minimum), cleaning kit, eye and hearing protection.  If you do not have a high power bolt action rifle with optics, we have them available for rent.  Ask for details and additional cost information.



COST $175  / 8hr session

Note: This class is done at Kokohead Shooting Complex for practical distances when shooting a high power rifle.  Shooting distances are from 50 yds to 100 yds.  The range has a maximum target distance of 100 yds for safety purposes.