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NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course

Started on February 22, 20243 hours

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The FIRST (Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training) Steps Basic Pistol Course is the latest addition to the NRA’s training programs for new gun purchasers (and new shooters).

It is a basic course abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills and specifics of a particular model of pistol. Because of the course’s narrow focus, it can be completed in as little as three hours. This three-hour course introduces the student to the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for owning and using a specific model of firearm. This course serves as an orientation to pistol shooting and encourages participants to obtain additional training in an NRA Basic Firearm Training Course and then take the “next step” by participating in other local activities designed to help individuals maintain and develop their shooting skills.

Prerequisites

THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES FOR TAKING THIS COURSE, AND THE MATERIAL IS ACCESSIBLE TO APPROPRIATELY SUPERVISED MATURE CHILDREN.

Course Goal:

To provide beginning shooters with an introduction, to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol safely

Course Content:

  • Introduction to pistol safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to Ammunition and fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Introduction to Shooting from the bench rest position
  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage and Training Opportunities

Student Limit:

Must have 5 confirmed (fully paid) to make a class; while each class is limited to 8.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons.

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