Fundamentals | Concealed Carry | Competition | Seminars and Private Lessons | CQT

In general, most of our course categories contain 2-3 classes. The higher-level courses in each category assume a greater level of initial skill, and place more demands on the student. In the CCW classes, this means more pressure with scenario and adrenaline-based training. Please read the course descriptions carefully, and take note of the initial requirements for each class.

If, during any course it is determined by the instructor that the student is not adequately prepared for the demands of the course, the student will be asked to stop and transfer to an appropriate level course. Their course fee will either be applied to a new course (as a credit) or if the student does not wish to take a different course, will be refunded minus a $20 fee to cover our preparation costs.

Once you’ve decided on the class you are going to take, go to the Practiscore PRT Event Registration page to register and pay for the course.

Note: To participate in any Self-Defense/CCW course (other than the State course), you will need to bring a practice barrel (such as this) or a barrel blocker (such as this) to the course. We may have some on hand for sale, but don’t count on it. If you absolutely need us to provide one for you to buy, make sure you contact us after you have registered for the class.

Fundamentals of Shooting:

Introduction to Handgun:

The Introduction to Handgun course is a handgun familiarization course designed to teach the fundamentals of safe gun handling. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic parts, action, and manual of arms for standard semi-automatic pistols and revolvers; have practiced correct stance, grip, sighting, trigger control, and breathing; have continually demonstrated and ingrained the rules of safe gun handling; and have practiced shooting a handgun on the range.

This course, among other things, includes all material from the NRA Basic Pistol curriculum, and the instructors are official NRA Pistol Instructors. Students who successfully fulfill all requirements for the NRA Basic Pistol course will receive a NRA course completion certificate in addition to the PRT certificate.

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Handgun Technique/Shooting Skills (Fundamentals Analysis) course:

The purpose of the HT/SS class is to work with people on good, solid technique for draws, reloads, and fundamentals (grip, stance, trigger control, etc) in the format of practical, self-defense shooting. This is a course teaching, analyzing, and drilling the fundamentals of effective handgun manipulation. Most shooters really don’t know how to analyze their own practice, and thus errors and non-optimal methods begin to creep in over time—and most people don’t notice. Or worse yet, couldn’t tell the difference if they had noticed.

The HT/SS course is not only for shooters who wish to progress from basic practice to competition practice or defensive tactics, but also for experienced shooters who wish an analysis of their fundamentals to reduce error and improve their shooting.

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Handgun Skill Builder:

Created for students who wish to progress in their shooting ability, the Handgun Skill Builder course is designed to coach students in better shooting skills by giving them direct feedback on critical aspects of their shooting, and also to give them a set of skill-building drills that they can take with them every time they go to the range.

The Handgun Skill Builder course is by arrangement, and the format and time frame depends on the wishes of the student(s).  It can be offered as a seminar for a group, or as a private lesson for a single individual.

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Concealed Carry:

CCW Lifestyle:

Many people buy a gun and a holster, and decide they are prepared to carry a concealed handgun. And most, unfortunately, are woefully unprepared for the reality of every-day carry. The CCW Lifestyle course provides the information and practice necessary for people to carry legally, safely, and intelligently on a daily basis. From carry modes to safety issues, defensive practice to legal aspects, and shooting practice to mental preparation, this course will help you integrate daily CCW into your life.

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CCW State Course:

This course covers the official training curriculum mandated by the State of Nebraska for application for a NE Concealed Carry Permit. PRT Instructors are officially certified by the State Patrol to teach this class, and students who successfully pass both the written test and the range qualification will receive an official certificate to be used when applying for your CCW.

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Self-Defense Skill Builder:

So, you now live the CCW lifestyle—but have you made the decisions necessary to actually use your weapon? Under what circumstances can you do so? The SD Skill Builder course gives you more practice for access/utilization of your firearm from concealment, then takes that skill set and puts you through a set of drills and scenarios to practice making effective choices while under stress while practicing good defensive tactics and appropriate levels of force.

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Introduction to USPSA Action Pistol

Interested in competing in a USPSA Action Pistol match, but want to know more about it first? This course gives you the information you need to compete safely and knowledgably. Topics covered:

Safety and Range Commands
Divisions and Classification System
Fundamental Skills
Standard Rules and Information
Courses of Fire

This is a half-day course, and is normally run toward the end of April, along with a Classifier Skill Builder special course, for people wanting to achieve their initial classification in USPSA at the ENPS Special Classifier match in May.

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Introduction to Steel Challenge Matches:
Interested in Steel Challenge matches, but feel a little uneasy about just showing up without any rules knowledge or practice? This course gives you the information you need to compete safely and knowledgably in Steel Challenge matches. Topics covered:

Safety and Range Commands
Firearm Divisions
Fundamental Skills
Standard Rules and Information
SC Official Stages

This is a half-day course.

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Competition/Classifier Skill Builder:
Similar to the Handgun Skill Builder, this course was created for students who wish to progress in their competition shooting ability.

Students will come away from this course better competitors–but more importantly, with a set of drills they can use to continue their improvement. Each course includes an initial analysis of each shooter’s fundamentals, followed by drills and practice in the specific competition skill areas chosen by the student.

This course is by arrangement, and the format and time frame depends on the wishes of the student.

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Private Lessons and Seminars:

Periodically, PRT will also hold shooting events (seminars) on specific topics. These are generally half-day events, costing approximately $50 each. In the past, we’ve held them on topics such as “My Ops are Blacker Than Your Ops,” a Classifier-Focused Competition seminar, and Basics of Efficient Movement. Periodically, we’ll do more—so if you have any ideas for new and interesting topics for seminars, let us know!

PRT instructors are also always available for private lessons for those students who learn best one-on-one. People interested in working on specific skills, or who just want a focused learning experience should contact us to schedule a lesson.

Close Quarter Tactics:

How often does a self-defense situation occur in which you’ve already made the decision to utilize a lethal level of response-and the person is still 10 yards away? If someone threatens you or a loved one, how often do they do it from 30 feet away? Have you ever tried to draw from concealment with an attacker closer than 6 feet? The ability to acquire your weapon, aim accurately, and retain your firearm in the midst of a close-range altercation is important, and thus this class was designed to give you the skill-building exercises and scenario training to enable you to do so. Includes life-fire practice and force-on-force training.

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