The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience and is available in two ways. One is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other has two components: a self-study (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 NRA-certified Instructor.
Course topics for both 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. Students will complete live fire traiining and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.
Takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This couse may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.
This blended format provides students with the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range sessions with an NRA Certified Instructor. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to the class date.