April 28 - 29, 2022
September 29 - 30, 2022
The Defensive Pistol No-light Masters Course focuses on potential engagements that can occur during periods of darkness. The purpose of Defensive Pistol No-light Masters is skill building, incorporating the overall mechanics involved with controlling the movement of the Muzzle while traversing over ground, and the interaction of holding the firearm and a lighting device.
The WU Defensive Pistol series focuses on Violence as a Means of Last Resort, with the defense of ourselves and our loved ones as part of an overall lifestyle change.
- Static Fire/Body Position Refresher Drills
- Shooting in Motion
- Corridor Drills
- No-light Engagements
- No-light Scenario Engagements
*Note: The DP Masters No-Light takes place mostly at night, so expect to end each day around 0330-0430 in the morning.
- This is a progressive curriculum. We require students to take the courses in succession: Defensive Pistol I - Defensive Pistol II - Defensive Pistol III - Defensive Pistol Masters
- Course participants may also purchase an ammunition package with the appropriate round count. (Call to check availability of Ammunition Packages)
- AMMUNITION PACKAGE IS RESTRICTED TO ONE PER PERSON PER COURSE
- If you would like to register more than one person for this course please add it to your cart as two separate items.
Every guest must read and sign the online Waiver before they are allowed into the center.
Defensive Pistol Masters Course Requirements
What you will need (packing list is for each individual course):
Defensive Pistol Masters No Light Daily Schedule (subject to change)
This example schedule of what to expect is subject to change.
1600-1700 – Static Fire Drills
1700-1900 – Shooting in Motion/Corridor Drills
1900-2030 – Meal break
2030-2130 – Static Fire Drills
2130-Until Completed – Shooting in Motion/Corridor Drills
2030-Until Completed – No-light Scenario Engagements
2022 Course Schedule
The 2022 Defensive Pistol course schedule is now available!
A Pro Shop is located at the Whittington Center and stocks everything you need for Whittington U courses. Ammunition packages are available. See course requirements for details.
You can rent a pistol or semi-auto rifle for a Defensive Academy course.
Avoid The Line! Speed up your check-in!
Before arriving, every guest must read and sign the online NRA Whittington Center Waiver.
This Master Level course focuses on the everyday situations that can occur, and assessing the risk(s) involved, to enable the best course of action in a defensive engagement.
The Precision Long Range (PLR) I Course introduces students to the art and science of Precision Long Range Shooting with classroom instruction, strong fundamental focus with both shooter/spotter teams and known distance data gathering.
This course builds on the foundation and fundamentals learned in the Precision Long Range I Course. Students will learn techniques for Angle Fire and Alternate Firing positions.
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.