NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting




Thank you for your interest in the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course. This course is designed for the beginner shooter but still has components that long time shooters have found helpful. In this class you will learn about the different types of modern pistols, ammuntion, marksmanship, and most importatly safety.

The course is split into 2 parts, online and in person. You will go through and complete an online set of learning modules with a test at the end. This is a go at your own pace learning style. After completion of the online training you will contact me to let me know that you have passed and are ready to take the follow up portion.

Expect the follow up class to be about 5 hours. We will go over what you learned in your online training, safely handle the different types of pistols, and go through the shooting qualification.

What to bring to the range

It is outdoors so dress for the weather, we will shoot rain, snow, or shine (no lightning). The recommended equipment is listed below.

  • Hat with a brim
  • Long pants
  • No open shirts (brass has a tendency to fall down openings in shirts)
  • A pistol that you could realistically conceal and carry
  • A holster that attaches to your belt, that is designed for your specific firearm, and that covers the trigger with kydex. One size fits all soft holsters are not permitted.
  • A sturdy belt
  • Hearing protection
  • Eye protection

If there are any issues please let me know and we will work it out.


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