Basics of Pistol Shooting

Basic - An NRA Course

Duration: 4 hours classroom, 4 hours range time



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now August 10 Saturday
Rolla, MO
1 - 5 Students 9am - 5pm Tim Bornemann Space Available target icon


This course will teach the Basic Knowledge, Skills, and Attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The course is designed with the needs of the first time pistol shooter in mind yet serves as a refresher for the more experienced shoot

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Topics Covered

Topics covered;

  • Pistol Knowledge &Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge & The Fundamentals Of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions & Shooting Qualification
  • Scoring Targets & Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities For Skill Development

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Expectations and Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student will have learned;

  1. The major causes of firearms accidents and how to avoid them
  2. NRA rules for safely using and storing a gun
  3. Gun range safety
  4. How to properly hold a pistol
  5. How to properly aim and fire a pistol
  6. The various shooting positions
  7. The types of malfunctions and what to do about them

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Basic, NRA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

If you are a member of the NRA, please send your NRA member number.

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You will need to bring

  • Your handgun
  • at least 40 rounds of ammunition
  • Eye protection - Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection - ear pugs, ear muffs, etc.