Kentucky Gun School
Rockcastle Shooting Center is fortunate to have a World Class team of instructors covering all disciplines. From beginner and youth classes to competitive and tactical training, Rockcastle Shooting Center has something for the entire family!  Come out for a safe day of family fun!

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Remember, we book PRIVATE Concealed Carry Classes for 5 or more participants. These can be weekdays or weekends!

Concealed Carry Class (CCDW): 8 hours/Limit 30 people                                    $75.00  
Click To Register Online! OR Call 270-749-4109

Class Dates: (all class times are from 9am - 5:30pm central unless otherwise noted, please be early to get signed in)
Next Classes: Saturday, 4/15/2017 at 9am central

2017 Schedule:  4/15, 5/13, 6/3, 7/8, 8/5, 9/2, 10/28, 11/18, 12/9/2017 at 9am central.

Private Classes can be scheduled weekdays or weekends for groups of 5 or more!
(Private classes may also be scheduled at your location provided that there is a safe and legal area to shoot.)

Introduction:
Note:
This is an excellent class for beginners, first-time handgun owners or seasoned shooters!

This 8-hour class is required for a Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapons permit in Kentucky. Handgun safety, Marksmanship, Cleaning, Handling, Storage and Carrying techniques as well as all required legal information will be presented. This class is open to Kentucky residents 21 years of age or older.  (Click here for brief video or watch below)

Special Considerations:
Our instructors are certified by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.  We operate professional classes, using state of the art technology and utilize one of several on-site ranges for qualification.  All of our classes are hands on, promoting total participant involvement.  We use a wide variety of electronic and physical training aids to ensure that you not only meet the minimum requirements for the State of Kentucky, but you truly understand the course material.

The instructor approaches every class with the beginning shooter in mind.  No matter your skill level or experience, we ensure that everyone learns the basics of shooting and handling firearms safely and responsibly in a non-intimidating, professional environment.
If you have never shot or cleaned a handgun before, don’t worry
, we will cover it all!

We run several coupons throughout the year in area newspapers!

Special Requirements:
Handgun, 1 box of factory ammo, cleaning kit, hearing and eye protection, baseball style hat (optional). Dress appropriate for the weather. We will shoot rain, sleet, snow or shine.

Additional Information:
  • We start the class at 9:00am central time. 
  • Please be a few minutes early to get squared away and signed in.
  • The class is generally over by 5:30pm central time.
  • Bring your handgun into the class room, but please leave ALL ammunition in your vehicle.
  • We have a full service restaurant open for breakfast lunch and dinner.  We will pre-order during class and they will have lunch ready for us at noon (lunch and tip are not part of the class fee). 
  • After the class, celebrate your new found knowledge and skills in the famous Cave Valley Winery or stick around for "Pickin On The Porch" live music for the entire family! (seasonal).
  • We offer private group classes and group discounts.
  • Gift Certificates Available (call 270-749-4101)

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A few words from some of our Concealed Carry Class Graduates:
Alicia, Ladies Only CCDW Class:
"Thank you for a wonderful class last weekend. 
Before last Saturday I don't think I would have taken the gun out of its case and now I have no fears about it.
Hope to take more classes at Rockcastle in the future.
Thanks again.
"

Leigh,  CCDW Class:

"...I also wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your Concealed Carry class.  I learned a lot that day, and what's even more impressive to me is that I've actually retained a lot of what I learned, which I think is a reflection on how good the instructor was.  :)  It's definitely made me more comfortable with shooting and has peaked my interest in wanting to learn more about firearms and wanting to work on my skills...."

Nancy, CCDW Class:
"Thanks again for the great class on Saturday.  We really enjoyed it.   I no longer have the fear of firearms that I have had my whole life. It was a long day, but a good day...."

Jeffrey, CCDW Class
"I just wanted to thank you for conducting such an excellent C&C course.  My wife and I truly appreciated your level of professionalism and knowledge.  We also really enjoyed our stay at the lodge...."

Remember, we book PRIVATE Carry Classes for 5 or more participants. These can be weekdays or weekends!
Click To Register Online!





NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Class: 4 hours/Limit 20 people                                            $35.00
Introduction:
The NRA FIRST Steps Pistol class is an excellent class for someone that has never held or fired a handgun.  We will show you how to safely handle and shoot your handgun and give you confidence in knowing that you are starting out correctly and safely.  We also have handguns that you can rent if you don't currently have one to use.  This a great opportunity to learn about handguns and some things to look for if you are in the market for purchasing your first pistol.

Overview:
NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of handguns. This course is at least 3 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a handgun. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals and cleaning the pistol. This is an excellent class for someone that has zero knowledge of handguns or is a new shooter wanting to start off right!


Special Requirements:

Handgun, 1 box of ammo, cleaning kit, hearing and eye protection. Handguns may be rented for an additional $10 plus ammunition cost. Pre-arrangements are required for handgun rental. Hearing and eye protection can be borrowed if needed.



NRA Basic Pistol Class:
8 hours/Limit 20 people                                                        $100.00
This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet. Participants will also take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination. Upon successful completion, each student will be awarded a certificate.
Special Requirements:
Handgun, 1 box of ammo, cleaning kit, hearing and eye protection. Handguns may be rented for an additional $10 plus ammunition cost. Pre-arrangements are required for handgun rental. Hearing and eye protection can be borrowed if needed.


NRA Personal Protection In The Home: 8 hours/Limit 10 people                            $100.00

Next Class: TBA at 9am central time! (We will book Private classes for 3 or more people)
Introduction:

Now that you have your Concealed Carry Permit or have taken a basic handgun class, are you truly ready to defend yourself or your family from an intruder? Do you know how to handle your handgun in a dark room under stress?  What would you do if your gun  jams or you ran out of ammo? Have you ever practiced shooting from behind cover or concealment?  How does your mind/body react in a high stress situation?  This class will give you the information and training to help answer these questions and prepare you if the need arises to defend yourself or family.

Overview:
This is an 8-hour course. Students should expect to shoot at least 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation, firearms and the law, how to choose a handgun for self-defense and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and course completion certificate. The NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course participants must be law-abiding, adults (at least 21 years old) and experienced shooters. We will shoot from sitting, standing and kneeling positions and practice shooting from behind walls and other obstacles exploring proper uses of concealment and cover.

Prerequisites:
One of the following that shows prior handgun training: NRA Basic Pistol or Competitive Shooting qualification card, Concealed Carry Permit from any state, Military DD214 with pistol qualification or a pre-course assessment from a Rockcastle Shooting Center Instructor.

Special Requirements:
Handgun, 2 magazines for semi-autos or at least 1 speed loader for revolvers, a minimum of 2 boxes of ammo (100 rounds), hearing and eye protection, baseball style hat. Dress appropriately for the weather. We will shoot rain, sleet, snow or shine.


"Wurst Case Scenario" Survival School download brochure here
I
nstructor: Chief Warrant Officer 4, Randall “Rawhide” Wurst (Co-Author U.S. Army Special Forces Training Manual)
Overview:
The “Wurst Case Scenario” Survival School is not camping; it is a bare bones survival school. I designed this survival school by combining the experiences of my Grandfather who grew up on an Indian Reservation in the 1890’s and started our family Big Game Outfitting business in 1921, my father who conducted survival training in WWII, and myself, who spent 27 years training and in actual combat operations in Special Forces and as a Ranger. From all of these experiences I picked the most useful and relevant information and training and developed the WCS Survival School. All of the training and skills have been combined with a controlled survival environment, and over a three day period you will be provided with the most essential survival knowledge available. The WCS Survival School was not designed for the athletic person, it was designed for the everyday American civilian male and female.
I grew up on a horse ranch in Wyoming where we have a saying, “Cowboy Up.”
When you sign up for my survival school be prepared to “Cowboy Up”.

All graduates receive a certificate of completion, T-shirt and hat.

Basic Course:
$300.00 (ea).
Essential Survival Skills
Friday 7:00am - Sunday 2:00pm (2 nights, 3 days).

Advanced Course: $650.00 (ea).
Essential Survival Skills, Land Navigation and Basic Medic
Thursday 7:00am - Sunday 2:00pm (3 nights, 4 days)
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Custom Courses:
Prepare yourself or your team for any adventure; for travel, for expedition, for combat, or even team building. Civilian, Corporate, Military, LE.
Call for Pricing and Planning Options

Click Here to download Brochure




Invictus Boardroom to Battlefield
Boardroom to Battlefield is an unconventional leadership experience for the unconventional leader. 
The team members of Invictus use their combined 70+ years of leadership experience both in and out of combat to create a unique Boardroom to Battlefield experience.  Boardroom to Battlefield is about applying the lessons learned not just learning them. 
By applying the lessons learned during Boardroom to Battlefield leaders get to experience what they are learning, to not only see that it works but why it works. 
World class talent demands world class leadership, that is a simple fact, Boardroom to Battlefield is the experience designed to enable a world class leader to truly lead.




ROCHEDS (Rockcastle Hostile Environment Defense School):
                     $500.00 (ea.)
Instructor: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Randall Wurst U.S. Army Special Forces (Ret.) - Randy served 27 years in the Army, 25 years as a Special Forces soldier before he retired in February 2011.  He achieved the rank of CW4 and served in five major conflicts.  Randy earned 18 medals from Presidential Awards to a Bronze Star and two Combat Infantry Badges.  he attended schools that range from SFARTEC to SOTEC and every thing in between.

Objectives:
The overall objectives of the Rockcastle Hostile Environment Defense School is to expose you to criminal techniques, strategies, tactics and their goals.  first we will concentrate on developing a solid base of pistol marksmanship, with a high round count and then we will train you in a variety of mental defensive techniques and practical weapon instructions in a three phase process.  It isn't enough to be skilled in firearms use; you must combine it with the proper mental skills. ROCHEDS' end goal is to give you the proper mix of weapons proficiency and knowledge to enable you to emerge victorious in a potentially deadly situation.  Remember "What you don't know can kill you".
This course is designed to give civilians practical and classroom instruction with firearms and advanced techniqes in recognizing and developing strategies to successfully survive in hostile environments.

Introduction:
ROCKHEDS is designed to be taken in three phases

Phase I:    (2 Days) Principles of pistol marksmanship

Topics:
  • Diagnostic evaluation exercises.
  • Safety and knowledge of your specific firearm and its capabilities.
  • Review of the fundamentals of marksmanship
  • Natural Point of Aim
  • Reloading techniques
  • Correction of grip, stance, and trigger control issues
  • Trigger management and sight management
  • Engaging multiple targets
  • Shoot and move
  • Sight and recoil management in rapid fire
  • Movement from position to position
  • Shooting on the move and moving targets
Ammunition Requirements: 400 rounds .22 and 500 rounds Personally Owned Weapon
Gear: You bring:  Pistol, holster, three to five magazines, magazine holders(must hold two magazines), belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, weapons cleaning kit, and clothing appropriate for climate and conditions.
Rockcastle Shooting Center will supply:   .22LR pistol with holster, magazine pouch and .22 cleaning kit.  Also, snap caps for your personal owned weapon (9 mm, 40 mm, and 45 mm).
Method: All instruction will be given on range, no classroom work..
Skill Prerequisites: (one of the following)
No prerequisites for ROCKHEDS Phase I (Principle Pistol Marksmanship)
Course Cost: $500.00 including a certificate of completion.
Contact: Randy Wurst direct with any further questions: 1-931-220-1245

Phase II:   (2 Days) Introduction to hostile environment and advanced pistol marksmanship

Topics:
  • Classroom Instruction: Criminal types and their Objectives
  • Classroom Instruction: The Three “Vs” and the Four  “Ss”
  • Diagnostic evaluation exercises
  • Reconfirm grouping capabilities
  • Refresher on reloading techniques (Tactical magazine changes)
  • Refresher on Drawing from the holster while moving and shooting
  • Introduction to engaging Three dimensional targets from the inside and outside of vehicles  
  • Introduction to shooting Three dimensional targets clothed with two areas of engagement
  • Introduction of Shotgun Home Defense shooting from doorways, hallways, and barricades
 
Ammunition Requirements: 50 rounds of number 8 size 12 gage shotgun shells, 400 rounds per day .22 and 500 rounds per day Personally Owned Weapon
Gear: You bring:  Pistol, holster, three to five magazines, magazine holders(must hold two magazines), belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, weapons cleaning kit, and clothing appropriate for climate and conditions.
Rockcastle Shooting Center will supply:  .22LR pistol with holster, magazine pouch and .22 cleaning kit.  Also, snap caps for your personal owned weapon (9 mm, 40 mm, and 45 mm).
Method: Combination of Classroom and Range
Skill Prerequisites: (one of the following)
Students must have first completed Phase I:  (Principle pistol marksmanship) or be able to shoot a 10 round group in a 3 inch target at 5 yards in 30 seconds.
Course Cost: $500.00 including a certificate of completion.
Contact: Randy Wurst direct with any further questions: 1-931-220-1245

Phase III:   (2 Days) Practical scenario exercises, further enhancement of advanced marksmanship skills

Topics:
  • Classroom Instruction: Situational Awareness; parking areas, while driving vehicles and walking
  • Classroom Instruction: Situational Awareness; in hotels, cities in the US and Foreign countries
  • Classroom Instruction: On weapon types that can be used and their location on the person and vehicles
  • Classroom Instruction: On vehicle and home security techniques
  • Classroom Instruction: on moving through known or suspected hostile areas
  • Refresher on shooting skill learned in Phase I and Phase II  
  • Introduction to Weak Hand shooting
  • Introduction to one hand pistol manipulation, retrieving pistol from holster with opposite hand, loading and cocking the pistol
  • Introduction to shooting while on one’s back
  • Introduction to instinct shooting
  • Introduction to shooting while moving with 12 gage shotgun
  • Introduction to shooting moving targets with 12 gage shotgun
Ammunition Requirements: 25 rounds of number 8 size 12 gage shotgun shells, 500 rounds per day .22 and 500 rounds per day Personally Owned Weapon
Gear: You bring:  Pistol, holster, three to five magazines, magazine holders(must hold two magazines), belt, wraparound eye protection, ear protection, rain gear, weapons cleaning kit, and clothing appropriate for climate and conditions.
Rockcastle Shooting Center will supply:   .22LR pistol with holster, magazine pouch and .22 cleaning kit.  Also, snap caps for your personal owned weapon (9 mm, 40 mm, and 45 mm).
Method: Combination classroom / range
Skill Prerequisites: (one of the following)
Students must have attended Phase II - Introduction to hostile environment and advance pistol marksmanship first.
Course Cost: $500.00 including a certificate of completion.
Contact: Randy Wurst direct with any further questions: 1-931-220-1245



Advanced Pistol and Rifle Marksmanship:                                                                   $200.00 ea.
Instructor: Ben Fortin
  • 160th 2-Gun match champion
  • 2010 Battle of the Bluegrass Production Pistol Champion
  • Mississippi State 3-Gun Champion
  • Nationally ranked multi-gun competitor
  • Member of Team Rockcastle and Team Benelli
Contact Ben at: 270-348-5849 or Email: BFShooting@gmail.com

Introduction:
Both the Pistol and Rifle classes consist of three levels.  Each level for each discipline is a full day of shooting approximately 300 rounds.  Each class is $200.00.

Level 1: Baseline for Advanced Pistol Marksmanship

    This 8-hour block of instruction is on the first phase of pistol fundamentals. At the end of this day of training each shooter will leave with a solid working knowledge on: Basic shooting fundamentals, how to clear basic pistol malfunctions, have a working knowledge on different types of magazine changes, accurately hit a target from the draw, and how to accurately engage multiple targets.

    This course will be taught in it’s entirety on the range. This coarse will require each shooter to have a semi-auto pistol, all accessories for your pistol, at least 3 magazines, 3 pistol magazine holders, a minimum of 300 pistol rounds, and a full night of sleep the day prior.


Level 2: Fundamentals of Advanced Pistol Marksmanship
    Prerequisites: Level 1
This 8-hour block of instruction is on the Second phase of pistol fundamentals. At the end of this day of training each shooter will leave with a solid working knowledge on: speed magazine changes, multiple target engagement for speed, shooting on the move, and multiple target engagement on the move.

    This course will be taught in it's entirety on the range.  This course will require each shooter to have a semi-auto pistol, all accessories for your pistol, at least 3 magazines, 3 pistol magazine holders, a minimum of 400 pistol rounds, and a full night of sleep the day prior.

Level 3: Advanced Pistol Marksmanship
    Prerequisites: Level 2
   
    This 8-hour block of instruction is on the Third phase of pistol fundamentals. At the end of this day of training each shooter will leave with a solid working knowledge on: Cover base line pistol fundamentals, shooting around barricades, shooting threw port holes, work targets at different distances, and cover drill reinforcing all 3 Pistol Readiness training events.

 This course will be taught in it’s entirety on the range. This course will require each shooter to have a semi-auto pistol, all accessories for your pistol, at least 3 magazines, 3 pistol magazine holders, a minimum of 400 pistol rounds, and a full night of sleep the day prior.

Advanced rifle marksmanship courses are available, and are based on the same fundamentals and techniques as the pistol course.  Rifle class fees are also $200 each, with similar round counts.

NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar: 3 to 4 hours/ Limit 60 people                    $30.00
Special scheduling available for groups booking 10 or more people and receive a $5.00 discount.

Refuse To Be A Victim® is a 3 to 4 hour crime prevention seminar, designed by the National Rifle Association, to provide common-sense information geared toward awareness and avoidance of criminal attack. Certified instructors help seminar participants better understand criminal thinking and provide tips on maximizing home, automobile, telephone, technological and personal security. Participants learn unbiased information about carjacking prevention strategies, self-defense training options and the use of devices such as pepper spray, mace and stun guns. This safety awareness message has been presented in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
We will assist you or others interested in organizing a public or private seminar in your community, at your organization or at your place of business. If you should have any questions about Refuse To Be A Victim®, please contact Jim at 270-999-2382. There are many special group rates and pricing structures available to suit your situation. Because firearms are not involved with this seminar, we can travel to your place of business when it is convenient for you and your team.

Special Requirements:
None.


NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Class: 8 hours/Limit 8 people                            $75.00
A $25 deposit and pre-registration is required. Take both the Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading classes and save $25 ($125 total).
Fee includes all materials (brass, primers, powder, bullets).

This course is 8 hours long and conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; centerfire cartridge components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the metallic cartridge reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure. Upon successful completion, each student will be awarded a certificate.
Note: This is a hands-on class and all students will be loading live ammo on real presses.
Arrangements can also be made to test fire the loaded ammo after class.
Special Requirements:
Eye protection, caliber preference (.45, 9mm, .38 or .357 etc.).


NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading Class: 6 to 8 hours/Limit 8 people                            $75.00
A $25 deposit and pre-registration is required. Take both the Metallic Cartridge and Shotgun Shell Reloading classes and save $25 ($125 total). Fee includes all materials (shells, wads, primers, powder and shot).

This course is 6 hours long and conducted in a classroom. Each student is taught reloading safety; shotgun shell components; using the reloading manual and reloading data; equipment; and the shotgun shell reloading process. Students will receive the NRA Guide to Reloading handbook, the Basic Reloading Student Exam, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, and a Basic Firearm Training Program brochure. Upon successful completion, each student will be awarded a certificate.
Note: This is a hands-on class and all students will be loading live ammo on real presses.
Arrangements can also be made to test fire the loaded ammo after class.
Special Requirements:
Eye protection.



Private Classes and Custom Scheduling Available for Groups of 5 or More!

Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminars can be presented at your location!

Rental Firearms are available.





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KyTechnical,
Jan 15, 2011, 2:35 AM