Firearms Training

National Protective Services Institute (NPSI) is a full-time school, training everyday, with experienced and committed firearms instructors and coaches to conduct education and training of students who are serious. If you are looking for cheap, or “just to get by” training, keep surfing; NPSI is not for you.

The Virtual Shooting Range is open by appointment only. Come to us, or we can go to you. Not only will you save money, but you can work on marksmanship fundamentals in a safe, clean, quiet environment. It is a great addition to office parties and special event entertainment. Call NPSI or request training time under Firearms Training and watch this short sample video; Virtual Shooting Range.

At NPSI, certification is through TRAINING, not attending! We always recommend checking out a school and staff before investing your time and money. NPSI is a real school, with professional instructors.

NPSI firearms training staff consists of senior National Rifle Association (NRA) Training Counselors, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim(R) Regional Training Counselors, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Basic NRA, NRA/LED, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, State of Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Private Security Bureau certified instructors. In addition to the training courses listed under the “Classes” link at the top of the page, NPSI has the ability to customize a variety of firearms courses to meet your training objectives, including basic courses, defense/tactical courses, and other specialized courses.

For detailed information about our classes, visit the “Firearms Training” tab under "Training Catalog" under the “Classes” link at the top of the page.

NOTE: NPSI offers one on one, firearms cleaning, and safety classes (almost every day).  Call (210) 737-SAFE (7233) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details, or to reserve your seat today.

Course Notes

If you have a felony, and are legally able to have access to firearms in your home, NPSI will train you. Read Firearms Training for Felons in the Course Catalog, and call to legally participate in firearms training.


Monthly firearms training is highly recommended. Going to the range and throwing bullets at a target may be fun, but have little to do with training. The NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program gives purpose to your shooting by providing structure in a self-paced training platform to develop shooting skills. Compete with yourself, your kids, friends, enemies, and NPSI Instructors. Only hits count. Your SPEED, DISTANCE, and ACCURACY determines effectiveness.

Take your shooting skills to the next level and challenge yourself in the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program today!