Joseph P. DeBergalis Jr.

NRA Apprentice And Assistant Instructor Programs

For young people, these programs are the ideal route for NRA firearm-training certification.

The Importance Of Firearms Training

NRA’s ability to train America’s gun owners and the men and women in uniform is made possible by the thousands of certified instructors, training counselors and range-safety officers we are lucky to count among our ranks.

Heidi Lyn Rao On Training New Women Shooters

Heidi Lyn Rao isn’t just any firearms instructor. She is also the 2022 Golden Bullseye Award Recipient for “NRA Women Industry Woman of the Year.”

Happy Holidays From The National Rifle Association

Without the NRA's members, there is no National Rifle Association. And without their advocacy, the Second Amendment, the shooting sports and our hunting heritage would be non-existent.

NRA Instructors: Freedom's Frontline

Among NRA’s many contributions to our nation, few are more appreciated than marksmanship training and firearms safety instruction. For students from Alaska to Puerto Rico, the instructor in the classroom and on the range is the face of the NRA.

One of Gun-Control’s Biggest Lies Exposed

In a recent opinion article, William McGurn, a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board, tells us he just got a permit, in New Jersey, for a gun.

How to Talk to a New Gun Owner

When speaking to new or potential gun owners tell them about the NRA’s many resources for new gun owners, such as NRAInstructors.org, NRA Publications’ YouTube channel and the NRA’s Guide for New Shooters.

NRA Range Offers More Than Target Time

You can broaden your shooting horizons with any of its regular offerings.

10 Reasons to Take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Online Course

Anyone who doesn’t know very much about firearms will come away from the course with a more profound understanding of firearm form, function and safety.

Featured Program: Certified Instructor

It is my honor to address my fellow NRA members, instructors and supporters as we begin our journey in making NRA General Operations the best it can be.

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