The Whittington U Defensive Academy focuses on the real world implementation on the defensive use of the Pistol and Carbine Platforms. The Defensive Academy's goals are to instill a strong fundamental base of interaction with the firearm platform, to help further the knowledge of the responsible gun owner.
The Defensive Academy offers a progressive course lineup that begins with the Fundamentals of Defensive Marksmanship and leads up to a series of Masters Courses that will be the conditioning response for the respective platforms. Training is key to success in every endeavor and the Whittington U Defensive Academy give students the opportunity to test themselves, both mentally and physically in a controlled environment.
All Whittington-U courses are taught on 360 degree ranges where dynamic movement, defensive posture and the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship are emphasized.
Shooters can take part in competitive shooting, rifle and pistol silhouette, bullseye disciplines, and even black powder muzzle-loading rifles.
The NRA Whittington Center hosts hundreds of private and public events every year. Take a look at our schedule and plan your visit today.
Located near beautiful Raton, New Mexico, the NRA Whittington Center is home to the nation’s premier hunting, shooting, and outdoor recreation facility. The NRA Whittington Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generous contributions of donors who want to preserve our heritage of freedom for the next generation of shooters and hunters.