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.
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:
- The NRA’s The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
- Certificate of completion