Welcome to The ASRPA College Of Firearms And 2A Training
ASRPA Education and Training Division
"Offering Exceptional Training and A Positive Learning Experience to The Perpetual Student"
Contact Noble C. Hathaway, ASRPA Training Division Director, for More Information. - [email protected]
Training ..... the act, process, or method of one that trains or the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains or the state of being.
Most agree the "T" word invokes images of work, time, blood, and sweat, having to use your mind or learn something new however your State Association would like you to consider a paradigm shift in the common attitude toward an unfamiliar learning curve. So let us now add another part to that definition above...FUN.
Several years ago, after hearing of some of the comments from many students, we set out to seriously tighten up training standards ...both for the teacher and training material.
From that time, ASRPA started developing and initiating many proprietary courses whose subjects and focus were not available to other organizations.
First and foremost, the ASRPA now teaches the Firearm Safety and Storage Course to all private schools and various groups. We offer Instructor Status to just about anyone, regardless of experience, and wish to help their community with safety and storage information. Contact us for more information.
ASRPA offers the original Arizona CCW Course, the Defensive User of Firearms, by Michael P. Anthony. We teach this course over the state and are usually free to certain groups and depending on teacher availability. We will send you the 144-page course FREE via email if you request it. ASRPA teaches this course along with a companion booklet all over the state. We usually are able to teach the Course Free of Charge depending on the group audience and or teacher availability. This course has been very popular with those migrating to our state from other 2A unfriendly states. It gives them a chance to get to know a lot of their neighbors and develop relationships and groups to continue learning and Training.
The most popular rifle ever, the AR15, developed and sold in the U.S. since the early '60s, has evolved into the Modern Sporting Rifle hosting over 20 calibers from .22 Long Rifle and up, all sizes, colors, and in competition or match configuration or for just plinking, hunting, or self-defense. Over 20 million sport shooters and hunters own and enjoy easy-to-use rifles, including men, women, children, and the handicapped. We offer several safety and operation courses for this popular rifle.
We offer the Modern Sporting Rifle 101 and 202 courses. The student learns the safety and operation of the rifle, its history, and the various models, calibers, and versions. The 202 course takes the student to the field for some target work with various sights and targets. This is a perfect course for those planning to purchase a modern sporting rifle or those that have purchased but don't know much about what they have.
We also have a very family-friendly Program very much designed for your entire family as students, that is the Modern Sporting Rifle Smallbore Course. This course consists of comprehensive safety, history, and hands-on classroom instruction for those wanting to learn the very basics of the modern sporting rifle world. Range time comes after the classroom and an introduction to the red dot, scope, iron sights, and various paper and steel targets. Each firing point will have its own instructor.
For those that have a fear of competition, we formulated the Arizona Defense Match(a training or first-time match where every skill level is equally disadvantaged. Shot in the prone position, all equipment in a backpack, and the absolute need to concentrate on knowing your equipment, listening for firing commands, and a total focus on working safely in a team environment. This match is being fired all over the state, and we have a State Championship Every Year. Lots of fun and again for all skill levels. Most that fire the match return and also progress on to the more advanced competition. Best fired with the modern sporting rifle, but any magazine-fed rifle you can fire accurately and quickly will work.
We also have a great program for companies, groups, and churches that will help people focus on their surroundings in a group setting. It gives suggestions on what to do if an attack happens, such as in malls, entertainment venues, auditoriums, etc. It explores the minds of these demons that target innocent groups and how to protect you and your family. The CATS Course was designed after the nightclub attack in Florida several years back. Listening to the many that testified to the events while they waited and watched inspired this course.
The ASRPA Education and Training Division RaodRunner Program is designed to serve the outlying communities in our state, which normally have not been included in many of the opportunities that the Phoenix and Tucson areas have had.
The spirit of the Program is to partner with local sponsors and bring this Program to the community.
ASRPA will furnish firearms, instructors, and program structure. The sponsors furnish a suitable venue for classroom and range time, ammunition, targets, study books (ordered by certified NRA instructors only), material, and travel costs, if any, and promote the event locally.
ASRPA will furnish small-bore rifles and pistols, Modern Sporting type rifles, and in some instances, vintage military rifles, all or part, and in one day, the student will receive the NRA First Steps in both rifle and pistol or shotgun.
All instructors in the RoadRunner Program must be ASRPA Certified for the discipline they teach and also must have been approved by the ASRPA Executive Board.
Every event will be different, and arrangements will vary. Sponsors are urged to plan for the events at least 6 months in advance, and more time is highly recommended. Offered only by ASRPA Certified Training Centers
You can contact the ASRPA Education and Training Division Director, Noble C. Hathaway, at [email protected] for more information.