Course Catalog

Triangle Shooting Academy believes that education is the key ingredient to a responsible firearm owner. Our training courses are designed to welcome, challenge and grow shooters of all experience levels. Browse through our courses below to find the next step in your firearm training journey or select our Upcoming Courses and see what course is right around the corner!

Fundamental Courses  |  Intermediate Courses  |  Advanced Courses  | Upcoming Courses

Private Instruction


Private Instruction – $95.00/Hour for up to 2 Students

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 1 Hour

Jump right into training by registering for Private Instruction! Our Private Instruction caters to the student’s specific shooting needs, allowing all students to hone their desired skills. Students can be trained on handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Please note your preference when completing the Private Instruction Form.

Most Private Instructions begin with a few minutes of classroom time. This time allows the instructor and student to get acquainted, cover goals and review basic firearm safety. Following the classroom, students will begin live-fire drills on the range or may continue working on the fundamentals using one of our state-of-the-art simulators. Private Instruction will follow a pace that is best suited for the individual student.

Students and instructors are paired up based on the student’s desired skills, current skill level, and the topic of instruction. Students may request a particular Instructor if they wish.

Private instruction is done on a prescheduled hourly basis for $95.00 (plus tax) and includes:
  • Instruction for two guests
  • Firearm Rental
  • Eye Protection
  • Targets

Fundamental Courses


Basic Handgun – $125.00

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 4 Hours

Get started on the right foot with the right instructors! Basic Handgun is an introductory course for new shooters that includes classroom and range time. Students will learn how to safely and properly operate a handgun. Plus, learn parts, operations and cleaning of handguns. 

Women’s Basic Handgun – $125.00

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 4 Hours

Learn the basics with all women attendees! Basic Handgun is an introductory course for new shooters that includes classroom and range time. Students will learn how to safely and properly operate a handgun. Plus, learn parts, operations and cleaning of handguns. 

Youth Basic Handgun – $75.00

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 3 Hours

Parents, join your child as they learn basic handgun safety & techniques! The introductory course for new youth shooters includes classroom and range time. Parents must be present during the entire course and range time. We believe learning together is crucial! Students must be aged 12-16. 

Intro to AR – $125.00

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 4 Hours

Learn the fundamentals of the AR and have fun practicing. This introductory course will focus on the fundamentals of shooting and marksmanship with an AR-style rifle. Fundamentals such as loading/unloading techniques, positions, sight alignment/picture will be explained and put into practice through live-fire drills.

Handgun Cleaning Course – $50.00

Prerequisites: None
Duration: 2 Hours

It’s more than just looking good – keep your handgun functioning properly! The course is designed to educate shooters on how to properly field strip and clean their handgun(s). Instructors will work with you to take down your firearm and walk you through the process of cleaning and proper maintenance plus, re-assembly with function check. Pistols and revolvers are permitted. All experience levels are welcome!

 

Intermediate Courses


Intermediate Pistol – $165.00

Prerequisites: None; Entry-level knowledge of firearm fundamentals and a firm understanding of firearm safety.
Duration: 4 Hours

Begin to focus on the details of shooting as these drills increase in difficulty. Intermediate Pistol transitions shooters from Basic Handgun to our Defensive Pistol Series. The course focuses on the repetition of fundamentals which are often taught but rarely emphasized. Our goal for Intermediate Pistol is to increase students’ knowledge, experience and confidence in a challenging and fun environment. Shooters can expect to fire 200 rounds throughout our increasingly challenging drills. This is our longest range-time course with over three hours of live-fire!

North Carolina Concealed Carry Course – $125.00

Prerequisites: None; Students must be proficient in firearm handling. 
Duration: 9-10 Hours

This is the prerequisite course for an application to obtain an NC Concealed Carry Handgun permit. The course opens with a safety briefing, followed by the shooting qualification on the firing range. After the shooting qualification, there will be 8 hours of classroom training, ending with the written test. Successful completion of the course, and subsequently receiving a CCH Certificate, requires that students pass the shooting and written exams. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply for their NC CCH permit with their respective county’s Sheriff’s Office. This course does not teach students how to shoot. Students will not have a “practice” period prior to testing. Students must already have the skills required to pass the shooting qualification.

Portar Armas de mano Encubierta en Carolina Del Norte – $125.00

Este es el curso de pre requisito de una aplicación para obtener un permiso de Portar Armas de Mano Encubiertas en Carolina del Norte.
Curso de 9-10 horas

El curso es de 8 horas de entrenamiento en el aula, seguido de una prueba escrita, luego una calificación en el campo de tiro. Después de completar con éxito el curso, los estudiantes podrân solicitar su permiso NC CCH con sus respectivos departamentos del alguacil. Este curso NO enseña a los estudiantes a disparar.

3-Day North Carolina Concealed Carry Course – $125.00

Prerequisites: None; Students must be proficient in firearm handling
Duration: 9-10 Hours over 3 consecutive days.

Split up the course over 3 days! This is the prerequisite course for an application to obtain an NC Concealed Carry Handgun permit. The course opens with a safety briefing, followed by the shooting qualification on the firing range. After the shooting qualification, there will be 8 hours of classroom training split up over the 3 days, ending with the written test. Successful completion of the course, and subsequently receiving a CCH Certificate, requires that students pass the shooting and written exams. After successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply for their NC CCH permit with their respective county’s Sheriff’s Office. This course does not teach students how to shoot. Students will not have a “practice” period prior to testing. Students must already have the skills required to pass the shooting qualification.

Intermediate AR – $150.00

Prerequisites: None; Intro to AR Suggested
Duration: 4 Hours

Learn the practical applications and strategic techniques for using an AR rifle. Tactical AR 1 is designed for intermediate AR Rifle experience levels. AR fundamentals will be emphasized throughout the course while adding additional techniques and grips. Overhand C-Clamp, tactical awareness and emergency reloads will be new topics introduced during this course. 

Advanced – Level I Courses


Defensive Pistol 1 – $150.00

Prerequisites: None. However, the successful completion of Basic Handgun and Intermediate Pistol is strongly suggested. Most students fail Defensive Pistol 1 without these suggested courses.
Duration: 4 Hours

You’ve got your handgun, now learn how to use it when you need it! This course is the first in a series of four Defensive Pistol Courses. The course reemphasizes the fundamentals of firearm handling while adding in factors of mindset, defensive skills, and techniques. Warning: This is not a beginner course! We strongly suggest all participants successfully complete Intermediate Pistol prior to starting the Defensive Pistol Series. If you have not taken and successfully passed Intermediate Pistol at Triangle Shooting Academy, you will be required to take an online test to ensure that you have the required understanding of skills.

Defensive Pistol 2 – $150.00

Prerequisites: Defensive Pistol 1
Duration: 4 Hours

Start to master your firearm under time and environmental pressure. Building on skills taught in Defensive Pistol 1, students will learn how to properly draw from a holster, the engagement sequence and the pro-active reload. This course will gradually increase in difficulty based on time restrictions and distractions produced by instructors.

Concealed Carry 2: Practical Skills – $175.00

Prerequisites: NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit; Individuals who have taken the TSA CCH Course and are waiting for their CCH permit to be issued
Duration: 4 Hours

Learn how to properly carry, draw and reholster from a concealed position. In Conceal Carry 2: Practical Skills,  we will cover many of the most recent changes to firearms laws. We will also cover the Castle Doctrine. There will be dry-firing practice in the classroom. On the range, students will practice drawing from concealed, drawing from a holster, acquiring the target, firing from varying distances and re-holstering a loaded firearm safely. Students must be proficient in basic firearm handling.

Advanced – Level II Courses


Defensive Pistol 3 – $175.00

Prerequisites: Defensive Pistol 2
Duration: 4 Hours

Don’t count on having the lights on. Learn to shoot defensively in low to no light. Defensive Pistol 3 teaches students to apply the skills developed in previous Defensive Pistol courses in low to no-light scenarios. Additionally, students will learn various flashlight techniques including one-handed shooting with both dominant and non-dominant hands.

Defensive Pistol 4 – $175.00

Prerequisites: Defensive Pistol 3
Duration: 4 Hours

Bring it on! Learn to protect yourself against several opponents at one time. This course is designed to bring all skills together while safely moving between obstacles and remaining engaged with multiple targets. Students will master shooting and critical handgun-handling techniques while moving and from unconventional positions such as prone, kneeling, and seated.

Still not sure which course to take? Contact our Education Coordinator for assistance in selecting the right course for you. Please reach out via email or telephone at (919) 802-2040 ext. 117 or Education@triangleshootingacademy.com. We look forward to assisting you!


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