Hours: During scheduled classes or by appointment only.
1100 Pacific Blvd SE, Albany, Oregon, 97321
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Course Content

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Introduction to the AR-15

First Strike Firearms Simulator Albany, Oregon AR 15 TrainingThis four-hour course focuses on AR-15 fundamentals, theory, history, care and cleaning, function and marksmanship of this versatile rifle. Cost: $60.

CNS Training Oregon CHL

CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany OregonThis class covers basic handgun safety, Oregon law, carry considerations and threat assessment. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. All classes are taught by National Rifle Association (NRA) certified instructors. Call for dates. Cost: $60. Click here to register


CNS Training Utah CFP & Oregon CHL Combo Class

First Strike Firearms Simulator Albany, Oregon Utah Concealed permitThis is our combo Oregon Concealed Handgun License and our Utah Concealed Firearms Permit Course taught by a State of Utah Certified Firearms Instructor who is also a National Rifle Association (NRA) certified instructor. Once the course is completed you will have met the training requirement for applying for a Utah Concealed Firearms Permit and an Oregon Concealed Handgun License. With these permits you can legally carry in 30 + states including Washington State. Class time approximately four and a half hours. This class covers basic handgun safety, Oregon law, Utah law, carry considerations and threat assessment. The class starts at 6:00 PM. Cost: $120. The if you have an Oregon CHL already, you can take just the Utah portion of the class for $80.00. If you only need the Oregon CHL portion, the cost is $60.00. Call the our staff at 541-928-9953 for further info regarding “partial” classes. Click here to register

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  • Defensive Carbine

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon defensive carbineThis is a two-day, live fire course designed for the novice carbine owner. The first four hours will be classroom instruction covering topics such as nomenclature, care and cleaning, equipment/accessory options and sights. Then, we will be at the range for the afternoon of day #1 and all day for day #2. Bring your carbine, safety equipment (ear protection, sun block and eye protection), 550 rounds of ammunition, and a winning attitude. Topics we will cover at the range are: zeroing considerations and techniques, fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, reloading and malfunction drills, shooting positions, proper use of covered positions and barricades, and the proper training mindset. Lunch will be provided on day #2. Meet at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club’s trap range at 9 a.m. Class hours for both days will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preregistration is required. Class is limited to 10 shooters. Cost: $300. Click here to register

    Equipment to bring:

    • Carbine with at least three magazines
    • Knee and elbow pads (optional)
    • Weapon cleaning kit
    • Rain or inclement weather gear
    • Eye and ear protection
    • Water and snacks
    • Hat and gloves
    • Sunscreen
    • Optical sight for rifle (optional)

    Defensive Shotgun

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon defensive shotgunAn eight-hour course designed to teach basic shotgun safety, operation, shooting stances, slinging, immediate action drills, reloading, and zeroing of the shotgun. We will shoot steel and cardboard targets. Bring 5 rounds of 00 Buck (or whatever personal defensive round you carry), 10 slugs and 155 rounds of birdshot (shot size of #9, 8, or 7-1/2 is recommended and steel shot is NOT recommended). No pistol grip shotguns (shotguns with a pistol grip with a butt stock is allowed). Required equipment: 12 or 20 gauge shotgun equipped with a sling and with an improved cylinder, modified or cylinder bore, eye and ear protection, ball cap and pants with large cargo pockets (or a dump pouch) for carrying shells. Class starts at 8 a.m. and is limited to 10 students. Cost: $200. Click here to register

    Firearm Rental

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon firearm rentalAre you not sure which firearm to purchase? DO you want to take a class, but you don’t own your own firearm? CNS Firearms has firearm rentals for each of our classes. You can rent revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns and AR-15s. These include holsters and extra magazine/speedloader. Cost: $25/day. Click here to rent a firearm

    Handgun #1 /Florida CHL (Basic Class)

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon handgunsAn eight-hour course that encompasses classroom and range time for the beginner shooter. The classroom portion covers topics such as gun safety, the fundamentals of marksmanship, handgun carry choice, ammunition and care and cleaning. At the range, we will cover basic live fire drills, drawing techniques, reloading and after action techniques. We will shoot a minimum of 120 rounds. Bring 150 rounds, your own handgun, at least two magazines/speedloaders, a belt holster and hearing and eye protection. This also includes the requirements for a gun safety class to obtain your Oregon and Florida concealed carry licenses. Call for more info. Cost: $125. IF YOU DO NOT YET HAVE AN OREGON CHL, ENSURE THAT YOU ARE NOT CARRYING YOUR GUN IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. Click here to register


    Handgun #2

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon Guns n Rosies handguns training for womenThis is our “gateway” course into our other handgun classes. The class consists of two hours in the classroom and six hours on the range. On the range we will work on administrative loading and unloading, drawing from the holster, after action techniques, combat reloads, shooting from behind cover, malfunction drills and threat assessment. We will shoot approximately 280 rounds of ammo (bring 300 rounds). Prerequisites: A valid Oregon Concealed Handgun License and completion of First Strike Handgun #1. Call for more info and dates. Cost: $175. Click here to register


    Handgun #3

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon handgunsThis is a one-day course that builds on the fundamentals learned in CNS Handgun #2. You will learn how to effectively use cover/concealment, how to clear malfunctions, positional shooting, threat assessment and much more. This is an intermediate handgun class. We will shoot approximately 320 rounds (bring 350 rounds). Prerequisites: A valid Oregon Concealed Handgun License and First Strike Handgun #2. Class is limited to 10 students. Call for more info and dates. Cost: $200. Click here to register


    Ladies Only Handgun #1

    First Strike Firearms Simulator Albany, Oregon Gun's n RosiesThis is the same course as our standard Handgun #1, but it is for ladies only. This class meets the requirements for both the Oregon Concealed Carry Handgun License and the Florida Concealed Carry Permit. Bring 150 rounds, your own handgun, at least two magazines / speedloaders, a belt holster and hearing and eye protection. Cost: $125.00 Click here to register

    New Firearm Owner's Course

    The CNS Training New Firearm Owner’s Course is class specifically designed to teach the new gun owner how to disassemble, clean and reassemble their firearm. This class covers basic firearms safety rules and other safety related topics. This course non-firing and does not cover the requirements to obtain concealed carry licenses. Ammunition is not allowed in the training facility. Cost is $30.00. Preregistration is required. You can register online, or call the store at 541-928-9953. Click here to register

    Private Training Courses

    CNS Firearms Gun Training in Albany Oregon individual trainingIf you are looking for individual instruction in firearms handling, look no further. We will tailor make a course of instruction for you and we will work around your schedule. Contact our staff and we will discuss your needs and give you a great training experience. Class by appointment only. Two hours minimum. Rates are $65/hour per student. This fee covers range time, targets and all training equipment. Student supplies firearm and ammunition. Call 541-928-9953 for more info. Click here to register

    Youth Firearm Safety Course

    Our Youth Firearms Safety Course is designed to teach kids (and adults) basic firearms safety. This one hour course is targeted at children 4-14 years old (older kids can attend) to give them a better understanding of what a firearm is and what safety concerns you need to be aware of if you encounter one. This is not a youth hunter’s safety program, but rather an introductory to basic firearms safety. Parents are asked to attend the class with the kids. Preregistration is required. This course is FREE!!! You can either register online or call the store at 541-928-9953. DO NOT BRING A FIREARM TO THIS CLASS. Click here to register
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