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NRA Basic Pistol

Basic - YOUR FIRST STEPS TO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY USING A PISTOL. The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a great way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting.

Duration: 8 hours



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Available Spaces

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If you are having trouble finding ammunition we have pistols for rent with 50 rounds of ammunition for $20.00.

Location: Shady Grove Baptist Church 3507 FM 499 Greenville, TX 75401. For more information call Brett at 972-814-7224. Please bring a lunch, refrigerator available.  Due to our location there is no place close to eat.  Lunch will be 30 minutes long.

ATTENTION: Due to road construction on FM 499 you will have to access FM 499 from Hwy 24/50.

The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course teaches the basic knowledge, skill and attitude for safely owning and operating a pistol. This course includes classroom and range time for semi-automatic pistol and/or revolvers.  The class will run approximately 8 Hours. You will need to bring a lunch as there are no eating establishments close, we will only be taking 30 minutes for lunch. A refrigerator will be available. Coffee and water will be provided.

This is the most taught NRA course nationwide for students who want to learn the proper operation of rim fire or center fire pistols. it provides a solid foundation for accurate shooting for further training or practice whether you are an experienced shooter or have never had formal instruction.

Course Cancellation / Change

There will be no refund. If cancellations are received within 48 hours of the course date we will offer a one-time course rescheduling that must occur within 12 months of the original course date. 

All Fees and Deposits will be forfeited by the participant if the rescheduled course is not attended within the 12-month period mentioned above.

Failure to attend the scheduled course or cancellation with less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.

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Topics Covered

Students will learn:

  • The NRA rules for safe gun handling.

  • Pistol parts and operation.

  • Ammunition types and knowledge.

  • Shooting fundamentals.

  • How to select the right pistol.

  • Target scoring.

  • Range rules.

  • Shooting from two handed standing and bench rest positions.

  • Cleaning pistols.

  • Safe storage of pistols and ammunition.

  • Plus continued opportunities for skill development.

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Expectations and Outcomes

Students Receive:

  • The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook.

  • NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure.

  • The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.

  • A course certificate upon completion.

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Basic, NRA Courses

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Documentation Requirements

The instructor requires a copy of your driver's license once you register.

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Students need:

  • A semi-automatic pistol, revolver or both. Smaller calibers are better to learn with.

  • 100-150 rounds of ammunition in the correct caliber for each pistol/revolver you bring. No reloaded ammunition.

  • Pen, Note pad and Highlighter.
  • If ammo is a problem we have 22cal guns to rent with 50 rounds of ammo available for an additional $20.00. Additional ammo avalible for $5.00 per 50 rounds

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