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Personal Development Resources

Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.

Ways to Improve Your Skills

There are several ways to build on the information you learn through PerSec USA classes:

NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program

In this program you can earn certificates, patches, rockers, and even a medal for achieving the top performance in each of the three categories: Handgun, Shotgun, and Rifle. By completing a series of progressively more difficult courses of fire, you will find that your marksmanship skills quickly improve.


Handgun Qualification

NRA handgun patchFor new handgun enthusiasts, one of the more popular qualification programs is the "Handgun Qualification". This qualification helps develop the basic skills necessary for personal protection and is a great follow-on to the NRA Basic Pistol course. A complete .pdf-format guide to the program is available by clicking this link.

NRA D-1 Style Target

Targets are available for the Handgun
Qualification from these vendors:

 

Free NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program Handgun / Pistol Score Card

A scorecard to help you track your progress is available to download from PerSec USA by clicking here.

Handgun Qualification Hints:

  1. Use the D-1 or D-2 target center instead of the full target to save money and paper.

  2. For the timed courses of fire, get a helper to stand behind you and tap on your shoulder when time's up. Alternatively, try the free Bullet Tones product on your MP3 player.


NRA Light Rifle Qualification PatchLight Rifle Qualification

This qualification uses a smallbore rifle (.22 or .17 HMR rimfire) to build long gun skills applicable to all calibers of rifles. Achieving the Distinguished Expert rating in the Light Rifle Qualification is very challenging.

A-23/5 targets used in this qualification are available from these vendors:

Free NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program Light Rifle Score CardA scorecard to help you track your progress is available to download from PerSec USA by clicking here. A complete .pdf-format guide to the Light Rifle Qualification Program can be viewed by clicking this link.