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AMERICAN LEGION 851 CAR SHOW

3 August 2024

Car Show and Vendor Fair. Free Admission. Rain date 4 August.

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NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE

10 August 2024

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting from the top firearms training organization in the world! This course is the first steps for you to obtain the proper certification for your concealed carry permit in some states. Clink the link below to register. This course will be taught at Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA

VSA PRECISION RIFLE SHOOT

10 August 2024

VSA Members and their guests will have full access to the 600 Meter precision Rifle range at the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA. Catered Lunch is included.

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NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

11 August 2024

NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course, building a budget; and finally preparing to teach.

VSA KAYAKING TRIP

24 August 2024

We will be rafting and kayaking down the Delaware river in the Dingmans PA area. This is a half day trip and participants must bring their own raft, canoe or Kayak. We will have a limited number of Kayaks available for free use. The put in and take out location will be decided a week before the trip based on water levels. We will be meeting at the Dingmans Ferry boat Launch at 1300.

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CAMP FREEDOM
SUMMER SALUTE

31 August 2024

Saturday 31 August at Camp Freedom in Carbondale PA - Summer Salute Event

PIKE COUNTY FRIENDS OF THE NRA

24 September 2024

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF THE NRA FOUNDATION at the Best Western in Matamoros PA

CELEBRATE A LEGACY OF SHOOTING SPORTS TRADITIONS. Join other champions of the Second Amendment for dinner, games, live auction and fun with a chance to win exclusive NRA guns, gear, décor and collectibles!

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ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

12 - 13 October 2024

The Rod of Iron Freedom Festival is a free 2nd Amendment event, taking place at Kahr Arms, located at 105 Kahr Ave. in Greeley, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, 12 October and Sunday, 13 October.


The festival is packed with patriotic displays, food and vendor booths, shooting competitions, family-fun activities, a fireworks extravaganza, educational seminars, a self-defense demo, live music, and more!

PRECISION (SCOPED) RIFLE INSTRUCTOR

28 October - 1 November 2024

This school increases the abilities and knowledge of law enforcement firearm instructors involved in teaching long-range scoped rifle programs. Classroom presentations cover long-range rifle marksmanship fundamentals, tactical rifle handling, rifle shooting positions, zeroing a scoped rifle, the tactical use of cover and concealment, conducting practical long-range rifle range training, ammunition and equipment, use of trajectory charts and rifle data books, range estimation, and reduced light training.

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2024 UPCOMING TRAINING CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES

AMERICAN LEGION 851 CAR SHOW

3 August 2024

NRA BASIC PISTOL
COURSE

10 August 2024

VSA PRECISION RIFLE SHOOT

10 August 2024

NRA BASIC PISTOL INSTRUCTOR

11 August 2024

VSA THIRD QUARTER MEETING

14 AUGUST 2024

CAMP FREEDOM SUMMER SALUTE

31 August 2024

VSA KAYAKING EVENT

24 August 2024

CAMP FREEDOM SUMMER SALUTE

31 August 2024

FRIENDS OF THE NRA - PIKE COUNTY PA

24 September 2024

ROD OF IRON FREEDOM FESTIVAL

12 - 13 October 2024

NRA LE IDS RIFLE (SCOPED) INSTRUCTOR

28 October - 1 November 2024

VSA PRECISION RIFLE SHOOT

2 November 2024

VETERANS DAY

11 November 2024

VSA PA (PENNSYLVANIA)

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VSA IN PENNSYLVANIA (VSA-PA)

Starting a New Chapter in 2024

Starting in 2024, the Veterans Sportsmens Association will be starting a new VSA Chapter for the State of Pennsylvania in the Poconos region. Meeting locations, social events, training and shooting events will be listed on the PA Chapter link below

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 851

January 1, 2024

The new Pennsylvania (VSA PA) Chapter of the VSA will begin using the American Legion Post 851 in Dingmans Ferry PA for meetings and events in 2024.


American Legion Post 851 

107 Ball Park Rd, Dingmans Ferry,

PA 18328

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NRA TRAINING PROGRAM

Starting in January 2023

The Veterans Sportsmens Association has teamed up with firearms manufacture KAHR Arms to provide NRA Training Courses at their Tommy Gun Warehouse facility in Greeley PA starting in 2023. These NRA Basic and Instructor Level Courses will be open to the public, and will be listed on the NRA Training Website.


Special discounts will be available to Law Enforcement Personnel (Active or Retired), as well as for Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Military Members and Veterans.

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TRAINING AND ACTIVITIES

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2024 VSA - PA EVENTS

Upcoming VSA Hosted Events in Pennsylvania

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PRECISION RIFLE EVENT

10 August 2024

VSA Members and their guests will have full access to the 600 Meter precision Rifle range at the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA. We will be providing lunch which will be included in the range fee. 

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VETERANS KAYAK EVENT

24 AUGUST 2024

Veterans Kayak Event on the Delaware River in Pike County Pennsylvania. Veterans and guests will put in at the Dingmans Ferry PA launch at 1300 hours and take out at the Eshback PA launch .

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PRECISION RIFLE EVENT

2 November 2024

VSA Members and their guests will have full access to the 600 Meter precision Rifle range at the Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greeley PA. We will be providing lunch which will be included in the range fee. 

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VETERANS DAY DINNER

11 November 2024

Our First Annual Pike County Veterans Day Dinner and Turkey Shoot. We will be providing a Free "Thanksgiving" style dinner for Pike County PA Veterans after a traditional Turkey Shoot on the range. Date and Venue Information Coming Soon!

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28 October - 1 November 2024

This school increases the abilities and knowledge of law enforcement firearm instructors involved in teaching long-range scoped rifle programs. Classroom presentations cover long-range rifle marksmanship fundamentals, tactical rifle handling, rifle shooting positions, zeroing a scoped rifle, the tactical use of cover and concealment, conducting practical long-range rifle range training, ammunition and equipment, use of trajectory charts and rifle data books, range estimation, and reduced light training.

TRAINING NEWS

NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor Development Schools

The Veterans Sportsmens Association will be hosting two NRA LE Instructor Development Schools in 2024 - 2025. These classes are restricted to A "sworn" law enforcement officer, A retired or previously employed "sworn" law enforcement officer, A licensed "armed" private security officer, A member of the United States Armed Forces, A full-time civilian firearm instructor who is employed by a public law enforcement agency, or A full-time civilian contractor.

28 October 2024 - 1 November 2024

This school increases the abilities and knowledge of law enforcement firearm instructors involved in teaching long-range scoped rifle programs. Classroom presentations cover long-range rifle marksmanship fundamentals, tactical rifle handling, rifle shooting positions, zeroing a scoped rifle, the tactical use of cover and concealment, conducting practical long-range rifle range training, ammunition and equipment, use of trajectory charts and rifle data books, range estimation, and reduced light training.

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23 June 2025 - 27 June 2025

This school compresses the handgun instructor school to 3 days and adds 2 days of shotgun instructor training. Student classroom presentations, concealed-carry training, and unconventional shooting positions are replaced with shotgun marksmanship and handling classroom presentations and range work. Shotgun drills include firing from cover, use of kneeling and prone positions, moving targets, malfunction clearing, firing on the move, and transitioning to the handgun.

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PIKE COUNTY PA

VETERANS KAYAK EVENT

24 AUGUST 2024

Kayak Event for Pike County PA Veterans

The 2024 Veterans Kayak Event will take place on 24 August 2024 at the Delaware River at the Dingmans Ferry PA starting at 1300 Hours and downstream to the Eshback PA launch.

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2024 ADVANCED TRAINING WEEKEND

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Practical Defense Tactics

Date 12 October 2024

PDT – BTB01 BEYOND THE BASICS HANDGUN COURSE

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to build upon the skills of each student. Students will be introduced to new concepts skills and tactics designed to increase speed, efficiency and accuracy. Students will learn the 4 types of pistol malfunctions and how to clear these stoppages under situationally induced stress.

Students should expect to shoot approximately 600 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills, strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation and the law surrounding that confrontation.

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local laws, and is for experienced shooters. (shooters must be able to show mastery in basic shooting fundamentals and safe gun handling) Proof of shooting experience may be required at the discretion of the instructor and can be one of the following: NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing a Pre-Course Assessment

Course Fee is $200 plus a $50 Range Fee


Date 13 October 2024

PDT – ARC01 BEYOND THE BASICS RIFLE/CARBINE CQC

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to build upon the skills of each student. Students will be safely, introduced to practical concepts, skills, tactics designed to increase speed, efficiency and accuracy with a rifle. Students will learn defensive shooting skills, positions and strategies and weapon manipulations, target acquisition, target transitions, clearing stoppages for defense while responding to a violent confrontation. This class is designed to help students focus on the core fundamentals of rifle shooting.

This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state, or local laws, and is for experienced shooters. (shooters must be able to show mastery in basic rifle shooting fundamentals and safe rifle and pistol handling)

Course Fee is $200 plus a $50 Range Fee

Students that attend both class sessions will only be charged one range fee. These two classes will be taught at Double Eagle Pocono in Newfoundland PA. Lodging is available for students who would like to stay on site for the weekend.

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PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

PDT – BTB01 BEYOND THE BASICS HANDGUN COURSE

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PRACTICAL DEFENSE TACTICS

Train for the Probable

Practical Defense Tactics, LLC is a firearms training company offering both core and advanced level instruction for the military, law enforcement, and law abiding citizens.
Our instructors are experienced NRA certified instructors with a knowledge base that encompasses combat marksmanship, competition shooting, personal protection and precision shooting. We recognize the need for a practical approach to our curriculum that can sufficiently address the many requirements our students need.
We maintain credibility through knowledge exhibited not only in our spoken words but by our behavior. PDT instructors are prepared to validate the techniques being taught by providing the reasons for their use. Our instructor preserves credibility by consistently demonstrating a high standard of safety performance and behavior.
Our comprehensive approach to training instills core fundamentals and strengthens students’ knowledge of advanced practical, proven techniques. We have developed courses for several skill levels to provide specialized cost-effective training solutions that address our student’s needs.
Our mission as a firearms training company is to promote the mental attitude and develop fundamental skills and gun handling that will prepare our students for the challenges for both competitions and self-protection.
Train for the Probable

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