The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
Instructor-Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course will be completed in a single day format. To sign up for the Instructor-Led Only click on the “Find A Course” icon. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.
Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment. When you register for the blended course, the instructor will provide you with a Course Code and directions to complete the live online class portion of the course prior to the class date.
Course topics include:
- Gun safety rules
- proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
- ammunition knowledge and selection
- pistol selection and storage
- shooting fundamentals
- pistol inspection and maintenance
- marksmanship, and shooting range safety
Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Certified Instructor.