NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course


Comprehensive course providing students with the knowledge, skills, and proper attitude necessary for selecting and operating a pistol safely. Pistol types, parts and their function, ammunition, gun safety, proper shooting fundamentals, care and maintenance, storage options, and introduction to various pistol shooting activities are all covered in the course.

Course length: Approximately 6-7 hours classroom instruction and 1-2 hours range time.

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 2nd edition, 2009, 02/11)

Schedule NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Dave Snyder
(702) 628-6967

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