NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
To register for this course you must have completed the basics of pistol shooting phase 1 (which is the classroom portion of the course) online available at https://onlinetraining.nra.org/. Upon successful completion of phase 1 and you print your certificate, your Personal Identification Number(PIN) is activated. You must use that PIN to sign up for this course.
This eight-hour course's goal is to teach a student the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a single-action and double-action revolver and semi-automatic pistol safely. Students will identify the parts of a pistol and type actions, and demonstrate how they function. Students will apply and adopt the NRA rules for safe gun handling and demonstrate how to handle a pistol in a safe manner, learn to explain the different components of a pistol cartridge and explain the firing sequence. They will learn the factors in determining how to purchase a handgun, how to properly identify and store ammunition and understand the major causes of cartridge malfunctions. Students will also learn gun range safety rules and commands and will know the five steps of the fundamentals of marksmanship. This course is conducted in the classroom, with time also spent on the range. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, as well as the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.
Note: For the NRA basic class portion of the live fire drills, you will use our pistol and ammunition and these are included in the course cost. For the Group Shooting Clinic after the NRA course, you will use your own pistol/ammunition, or you may rent/buy ammunition from us with advance notice. For the clinic, the ammunition required is 100 cartridges.
To prepare for this class: Please leave firearms in your car until the instructor tells you to bring them into the classroom. Please note: No ammunition is allowed in the classroom. Please leave it in your car.
If you do not own a pistol, we will rent you one, or you may use your own for the Group Shooting Clinic (100 cartridges) and you must purchase the ammunition to do the clinic. If you have eye and ear protection bring them. If not, we sell eye/ear protection.
For supplementary training you will need an additional 100 pistol cartridges.