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Learn How to Operate a Firearm or Polish Up on Your Skill Levels

Lusitano Firearms is the area’s leader in NRA firearms safety courses. We can help you learn how to safely handle a firearm if you’ve never operated one before, or can help you further your experience and knowledge on firearms. Our courses will leave you feeling completely safe and comfortable with owning and operating your firearm.

Firearms Training With Certified Instructors

Our NRA certified instructors will work with you to learn the correct operation and maintenance needed to keep your firearms in their best shape possible. We will also work alongside you to help teach you on how to safely handle and shoot them. 

The basic foundations of firearm marksmanship are the lifelong building blocks for many other shooting sports. Our courses are taught by NRA certified instructors and will include all learning materials such as books, targets, and range time.

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Meet the Instructor

Lusitano Firearms goes above and beyond and will work with our students until they feel comfortable and ready to safely use a firearm.

Alex Rodrigues

owner & lead instructor

Hi, my name is Alex. For the past 4 years I’ve been teaching the NRA basic pistol course here in Connecticut to students of all skill levels and backgrounds. Before then my firearms experience over the past 10 years has been made up of recreational target shooting, marksmanship competitions like IDPA and USPSA, as well as hunting. My goal in these classes is to teach you the fundamentals of firearms that you’ll need to be a safe, smart, and proficient shooter.

Thank you for your interest in my firearms courses and I look forward to seeing you in class!

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What Our Students Say...

I Learned So Much!

The class I took with Alex from Lusitano Firearms was such a great idea! Alex explained all the laws and regulations throughly, and he was really patient and taught us how to handle a handgun properly. I’ll definitely recommend this class and Alex to all my friends!
- Paul D., Bristol 5 Star Rating

Class Was Excellent

Took the NRA Basic Pistol class with Alex today. He was clear, concise, and well prepared. Alex is an excellent instructor and has a wealth of knowledge on firearms and firearms safey.
- Mark J., New Britain 5 Star Rating

Gun Safety is Our Top Priority!

If you’re looking to obtain your Connecticut Pistol Permit or you’re are looking to further advance your firearms skills, then Lusitano Firearms is the place for you. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry and have helped over 500 students achieve their firearms goals. 


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