You will learn 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 the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
Basic Firearm safety
Anatomy of handguns
Anatomy of ammunition
Basic handgun marksmanship
Expectations and Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the NRA Basic Pistol course, the student will possess the knowledge, skills and attitude required for owning and using a pistol safely.
Basic, Concealed Carry License, Concealed Carry Training, NRA Courses, Seminars / Lectures
~200 rounds of ammunition
Handgun (revolver or semiautomatic)
Hearing and eye protection
An open mind and learning attitude
*Loaner handguns available, please do not go out and purchase your 1st handgun before the class*