We offer the region’s only holstered concealed carry training. Levels I, II, III and Masters offered. Our Practical Pistol courses are taught by combat and police veterans. Learn the proper defensive use of the pistol from the best of the best.
Thousands have been trained. All abilities welcomed. Come train with us!
Begin your training with our 2-day introductory to intermediate level Defensive Sidearm course. You will undergo presentation and dry-fire drills, and apply your knowledge in live-fire scenarios. You will learn the principles of cover, how to utilize the firearm safely, and the life-saving skills to defend yourself and your family if confronted by a threat.
Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Defensive Academy. Learn the essential defensive firearm handling and marksmanship skills you need to defend yourself in high-stress situations.
Learn the essential skills for long-range shooting, shooting from alternative firing positions, shooting at unknown distances, and other long-range shooting concepts. Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Precision Long Range Academy.
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.