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NRA Basic Pistol

Basic - Learn the basics of handgun functionality and shooting

Duration: 4 hours Classroom and 2 hours of range time



Steven Broadwell

Instructor Bio

Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability

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The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. It can be administered in two ways:
(1) The traditional, instructor-led course, in which you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.
(2) A self-study or “e-learning module,” which is completed online in your own timeframe, plus a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an instructor.
Firearms training and hands-on practice will be hosted in central Alabama.

Firearms training and hands-on practice will be hosted in central Alabama.

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Topics Covered

Topics will include the basics of how various types of handguns operate, how to recognize the various types, and the very basics of how to shoot a firearm.

Since I put so much effort into making sure that each student feels like they have the opportunity to ask any question at any time, I only offer this firearms training course to a maximum number of 6 students per class. As a result, they tend to fill up quickly.

I am more than happy to schedule classes for women only as well.

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Expectations and Outcomes

By the end of this introduction to shooting handguns, the student will have been exposed to various types of handguns and the basics of how to grip, stand, and shoot.

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Basic, Instructor Training Courses, NRA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

Please email the following information to
• A short description of your shooting experience
• What you expect to learn
• Concerns that you would like specifically addressed
• If you'd like to continue your training beyond this course

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No prior firearms experience is necessary. If you have handgun, please feel free to bring it. If you don't have a firearm, there will be several available for you to shoot.