World Class Firearm Instruction

Located at the NRA Whittington Center in NE New Mexico

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Whittington U is the firearms training division of the NRA Whittington Center. At Whittington U you will receive hands-on training from experts in the fields of defensive firearm instruction and precision, long-range shooting. Defensive firearm instruction is provided by the WU Defensive Academy and long-range shooting instruction is provided by the WU Precision Long Range Academy. Courses range from beginner to advanced.


When danger threatens and seconds count, simply reaching for your firearm may not be enough. Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Defensive Academy. Learn the essential defensive firearm handling and marksmanship skills you need to defend yourself in high-stress situations. Each course features live fire exercises that simulate real world conditions. Ammunition packages are available for all WU courses. You can also rent a pistol or semi-auto rifle for a Defensive Academy course. Courses range from beginner to advanced

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Do you want to take breathtaking shots at 1,000 yards or more with accuracy? Get trained by the experts at the Whittington U Precision Long Range Academy. Learn the essential skills for long-range shooting, shooting from alternative firing positions, shooting at unknown distances, and other long-range shooting concepts.

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Upcoming WU Courses (click on the course name to register): Practical Pistol I - July 15-16, 2016; Practical Pistol II - June 10-11, 2016; Practical Pistol III - June 17-18, 2016; Practical Carbine I - June 16-18, 2016; Practical Carbine II - August 25-27, 2016; PLR I - August 19-21, 2016; PLR II - August 22-24, 2016; PLR III - August 25-27, 2016

Whittington U Courses

Real World Training for Real Life Situations

School of Practical Pistol

We offer the region’s only holstered concealed carry training. Levels I, II and III offered. Thousands trained. All abilities welcomed. Our Practical Pistol courses are taught by combat and police veterans. Learn the proper defensive use of the pistol from the best of the best. Train with us!

School of Extreme Long Range

Get trained at America’s only Precision Long Range Academy. Our School of Extreme Long Range emphasizes the cartridge / calibers that are designed for 2,000 yards and beyond engagements. Levels I, II and III offered. Learn from the best of the best and Shoot on the Edge of Science. Enroll today!

Course Testimonials

a few words from previous students...

Jon is a great Instructor. I love the personal attention he gives to each student, helps you learn the concepts. Very patient.

E. D. - Precision Rifle

Hard to say what I would do to make the curriculum better....it is a complete school. It could suffice as the only school for some folks.

H.D - Whittington U School of 1000 Yards

Great program, keep up the good work! Looking forward to the Masters Class. Sign me up!

R.D. - Practical Carbine/Defensive Rifle I

Steve is the epitome of an excellent instructor. PMI is very fortunate to have an instructor of his ability. I would definitely take more courses from him, and would most highly recommend to others.

L.P. - WU Practical Pistol I-III