NRA Basic Pistol


Duration: 6 hrs classroom, 2 hr range



Adam Hladilek

Instructor Bio

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Short Description: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. The instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.

More Details: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format. 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 receive certificate upon completion of the course.

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Topics Covered

  • 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
  • shooting range safety

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students will recieve a certificate with the number level that they achieved.

This course hits the pre-requirement for Personal Protection Inside the Home to be taken.

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Basic, NRA Courses

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  • Handgun in good working condition.
  • Holster that is concealable
  • 100 rounds
  • Mag pouch
  • Hearing and eye protection
  • The range is outdoor so dress to be prepared.

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