Instructor Basic Pistol Course


Cost: $275.00    Payment Page

Duration: 10 Hours + 6 Hours BIT

Class Size (min/max): 4/8

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Course Goal: To develop in the instructor candidates the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to teach the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course.

Class Overview:

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.

Basic Pistol Course Syllabus

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Enrollment is a two-step process:
1. Registration for the class:

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