Protection Tactics, LLC

North Grand Rapids

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Customer Reviews

227 Ratings

They were awesome!! I would recommend them to everyone. Very informative and fun class. Thank you Steve!
Jennifer A. · September 28, 2012
Fun activity.
Pete · August 26, 2012
Steve is a great instructor and I would highly recommend his classes for anyone interested in firearms or wants to refresh their knowledge and refine skills.
Kathy W. · August 19, 2012

What You'll Get


Over centuries, modern firearms gradually replaced archaic weapons, such as the rapier and the sternly worded pamphlet. Take aim with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $50 for an NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation class class for one with handgun rental and 30 rounds (a $100 value)
  • $99 for the above FIRST Steps Pistols Orientation class for two with handgun rental and 30 rounds each (a $200 value)

A class developed by the NRA, the FIRST acronym stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training” and is intended for new handgun owners. Students learn basic shooting skills during live firing exercises, how to use their firearm safely, and how to store and clean the firearm. The class lasts around three hours and includes a practical and paper exam, the successful completion of which leads to a certificate of completion. See the schedule for upcoming sessions.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Must be 18 or older. Must be legally able to possess a handgun. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Protection Tactics, LLC


NRA-certified pistol instructor Steve Washington, a veteran of the US Army and National Guard, has taught gun handling and safety techniques to military and law-enforcement personnel for more than 20 years. In 2011, he partnered up with retired Michigan State Trooper Charles Hockey to open Protection Tactics, LLC, bringing their combined firearms expertise to locals. Instead of having students come to them, the duo travels to communities around Michigan to conduct courses such as the Basic Pistol class, which instills pistol and ammunition knowledge and instructs one- and two-handed firing stances. Additionally, Steve and Charles host Bullets, BBQ & Brews events where qualified participants try out various firearm models on paper targets that regret not taking a job as a page in a book.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.