NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
Basic - The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
Duration: 4 hours classroom, 4 hours range time
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. this is a basic course we will not be working from a holster so please just bring your fire arm cased and unloaded or in your range bag in the holster if u have it that way.
- Essential gun safety rules
- Different types of pistols and which one is best for you
- The basics of ammunition
- The fundamentals of pistol shooting
- Different shooting positions
- The most common shooting errors
- Proper gun cleaning and maintenance
- How to maintain your skills
Expectations and Outcomes
Once this course has been successfully compeleted, you will receive a NRA certificate stating that you have completed the Basic Pistol Course.
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A valid NYS pistol permit is required for this class.
The instructor requires a copy of your CCW permit once you register.
Please leave your firearm unloaded, cased, and secured in your vehicle. Leave all ammunition in your vehicle or in specified areas until instructed otherwise. You will need about 200 rounds of factory target ammunition rated under 1300 fps. NO RELOADS!
Eye protection and hearing protection are required. Electronic hearing protection is preferred but any protection that provides proper coverage can be used.
Long pants, closed shoes and properly fitting shirts should be worn. A brimmed hat is preferred if needed but not required. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Please bring your own drinks and snacks for the day.