Brian Argutto-Owner/NRA Certified Firearms Instructor/Range Safety Officer
My name is Brian Argutto and I am the owner of Bravo Alpha Firearms Training. Just a little about me, I am a military retiree with 20 years of service. While a member of the military , I was awarded the Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon. I am also a former Law Enforcement Officer with the federal government. My background in firearms includes training from the military, FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), as well as civilian training through the NRA. I am an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, as well as an NRA Certified Range Safety Officer.
Our mission is to facilitate the personal safety and security of all law-abiding citizens by teaching them the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely operate and handle firearms. In doing so, we seek to be the provider of choice for all handgun and personal protection training in central Florida.
Based in Hernando County Florida, we provide basic firearms training that will equip you with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely and legally handle and operate firearms. We offer NRA courses in Basic Pistol Shooting, Personal Protection In The Home, Personal Protection Outside The Home, as well as a Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry class. Successful completion of any of the aforementioned live fire courses will provide you with the required documentation necessary to apply for a Florida Concealed Firearm License. We also offer private one on one instruction to students that need individualized instruction or want a specialized program that meets their particular needs. Private one on one instruction for individuals or small groups allows the instructor to customize their training to the needs of the student.
Whether you are looking to have fun shooting at a gun range, whether you are trying to obtain your concealed firearm license or if you just simply want to obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively protect yourself or your loved ones, we offer the appropriate training to help you reach your goals. Providing a safe and effective way to obtain these skills is a job we take very seriously and we look forward to speaking with you soon!
If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at or call us at (352) 442-0735.
Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry Class
Description: The Basic Handgun/Concealed Carry class is approximately five hours long which covers gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, shooting fundamentals, ammunition knowledge and selection, applicable federal and state laws, as well as techniques and options available for carrying a concealed firearm in Florida. Student will shoot a minimum of 25 rounds as part of the course requirement. Successful completion of this course will provide the student with a course completion certificate that will allow them to apply for a Florida Concealed Firearm License.
Course Fee - $100.00
*This is not an NRA-approved course
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course
Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, Instructor-Led Course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
Additional Information: Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. The Blended Training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor.
Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
Course Fee - $150.00
NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course
Short Description: This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.
Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.
Additional Information: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 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. Note: Lesson III of this course—Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense—is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state; or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented.
Course Fee - $300.00
Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar
**This is a non-shooting class**
Short Description: Refuse To Be A Victim is a nationally recognized crime prevention seminar, a program of the National Rifle Association, that promotes awareness and prevention of criminal attack. Topics covered include: mental preparedness, physical security, home security, travel safety, technological security, and much more.
Additional Information: Refuse To Be A Victim is a two to four hour crime prevention seminar, which provides practical 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 information about how to easily and inexpensively create layers of safety in their everyday lives.
Course Fee - $40.00
Private One on One Instruction
Short Description: We offer private one on one instruction to students that need individualized instruction or want a specialized program that meets their particular needs. Private one on one instruction for individuals or small groups allows the instructor to customize their training to the needs of the student. For questions about private one on one firearms instruction, or to book your next private shooting lesson, please contact us directly at (352) 442-0735 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$75.00 Per Hour