National Rifle Association

Basic Pistol Shooting Course


This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. 


Students in this course can expect to learn:

  • NRA's rules for safe gun handling
  • Pistol parts & operation
  • Ammunition
  • Shooting fundamentals
  • Range rules
  • Shooting from the bench and rest positions
  • Two handed standing shooting positions
  • Cleaning the pistol
  • Continued opportunities for skill development


Students in this class will receive:

  • NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook
  • NRA Gun Safety Rules Brochure
  • Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Booklet
  • Course Completion Certificate


*The Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination is taken at the end of this course.*




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