NRA Certified Coaching, Basic and Instructor Training

Offering quality, professional firearm and personal safety training since 2008, by retired senior officers from a major metropolitan police department who are certified instructors.


Shooting sports and personal safety are enhanced by offering both NRA certified basic and NRA certified instructor classes.


NRA basic classes:

  • Basics of Pistol Shooting
  • Basic Rifle
  • Basic Shotgun
  • Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Course (SimCo)
  • First STEPS Rifle Orientation
  • First STEPS Shotgun Orientation
  • Home Firearm Safety
  • Refuse to be a Victim® (RTBAV®)
  • Range Safety Officer (RSO)
  • Defensive Pistol
  • Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH)
  • Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH)

NRA certified coaching: 

  • NRA Certified Practical Pistol Coaching


NRA certified instructor classes:

  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
  • NRA Certified Shotgun Instructor
  • NRA Certified Home Firearm Safety Instructor
  • NRA Certified Refuse to be a Victim® (RTBAV®) Instructor
  • NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO)
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection in the Home (PPITH) Instructor
  • NRA Certified Personal Protection Outside the Home (PPOTH) Instructor

NRA certified hunter clinics: 


Non-NRA certified classes:

Training technology: 

We utilize advancements in technology to enhance the learning experience for students as appropriate. Technology utilized:

  • SHOTKAM: Shotgun & Handgun (Rifle)
  • MantisX: Firearms Training System
  • LASR - Laser Activated Shot Reporter
  • SIRT Training Pistol
  • Laser shot designators
  • Pocket Pro Timer II


We offer customized classes adapted to individual needs.


Pistol licensing is supported through NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting classes for applicants throughout New York, Florida, Connecticut and other states. 

Discounted NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting & State of Utah, Concealed Firearm Permit Class: 

Take the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting and State of Utah, Concealed Firearm Permit Class together and receive a $50.00 package discount!



Class location:

We have our own full time classroom located in the Historic Hat Factory, 1000 North Division Street, Suite 2i, Peekskill, NY 10566

Office, Mobile & Classroom: 914-455-4099


Mailing address:

DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC®, PO Box 70, Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

Important Information:

All students must register for class in advance.


All deposits and payments are non-refundable. They however, may be applied to another class within 12 months of the date payment, providing forty-eight (48) hour cancellation notice is made prior to the start of the scheduled class.


No live ammunition is permitted in the classroom during any class. We provide secure storage for all ammunition and lawfully carried or possessed firearms during classes


A valid current government issued identification is required. For persons in possession of pistols, valid New York Pistol License or other authority to possess, must be presented at the beginning of class.


All major credit cards are accepted for payments. No personal checks are accepted.

NOTE instructor classes:

NRA cannot provide any assistance in training foreign persons due to conflicting information from the U.S. Government regarding regulations pertinent to foreign persons and arms training. NRA cannot process any requests for assistance in training foreign persons. In view of the above, NRA cannot renew NRA firearm trainer credentials for any foreign national. (NRA Instructor Portal)

By paying for and attending classes participants agree that they have read and meet the conditions listed in the DONAHOO-CONSULTING, LLC® "Terms of Attendance & Safety Warnings.