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NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation

Basic - Not a CCW course

Duration: 2 hours classroom, 1 hour range time



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This is the NRA's class that will teach you the safety fundamentals of handling a pistol. We also a range session to get you sending rounds downrange. This course does not qualify as the OHIO CCW permit course. If you need that course we provide it as well.

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Topics Covered

Safe Pistol Handling
Ammunition Knowledge
Basic Pistol Shooting
Grip, Stance, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, 

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Expectations and Outcomes

As of June 2022, the State of Ohio eliminated training to carry a firearm concealed within the boundaries of Ohio.  This course will provide you with the pistol handling skills that you will need to keep yourself and those around you safe. 

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Basic, NRA Courses, Private Classes (Group / Individual)

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Documentation Requirements

The instructor requires a copy of your Government Issued ID once you register.

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  • Handgun
  • Ammunition - 50
  • Extra Magazines - 1
  • Eye & Ear Protection
  • Brimmed Hat
  • Close-toed Shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Pen & Notebook