NRA Basics of Pistol

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 training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.

Instructor Led
Takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course 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.




training objectives

  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Proper Operation
  • Ammunition Knowledge & Selection
  • Shooting Range Safety
  • Pistol Selection & Storage
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Pistol Inspection & Maintenance

Equipment Needed

  • Valid Government ID
  • Pen & Highlighter
  • Suitable Clothing for Weather
  • Eye Protection
  • Any Handgun you would Like to Shoot

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