Basic Pistol Course


Basic Pistol Course

A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn. The Basic Pistol course can be as short as eight hours. In it students will get the NRA’s The Basics Of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities. This course is open to all ages 8 and up. However, if a student is under the age of 18, they must have a signed consent form from a parent or legal guardian and that parent of legal guardian must physically accompany the student through the entire course.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a handgun safely.”

Basic Pistol Course Syllabus

Hours: 8

Award at completion: NRA Certificate

Time on firing range: Yes

Cost: $85

To enroll in this course:

Enrollment is a two-step process: registration and payment. You must first register on the NRA site for the specific date of class you want. When you finish that process, you’ll be directed back to the payment page on this site.

1. Request a date.
2. Pay for the course:

Payment page

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