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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course

Started on July 15, 20248 hours

The NRA Basic Pistol course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is conducted in a classroom and at a live-fire range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor.

The course is intended for all law-abiding adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation.

The course includes the following topics gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge, and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. Course cost includes either a semi-automatic or revolver handgun and ammunition for the live-fire exercises.

This course consists of classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. During the instructor-led training portion of the course, the instructor(s) will validate your comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions. The instructor(s) will also conduct a final live-fire shooting qualification at a local range.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class includes:

  •    Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  •    Ammunition Knowledge
  •    Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  •    Bench-rest and Two-handed Shooting
  •    Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
  •    Practical shooting exercises are then conducted at a local range.  

Students will receive:

Related: NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation course

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