Lesson #1 - Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
Identify the principle parts of a pistol and revolver, their nomenclature, types of action, and demonstrate how they function. Name, explain, and adopt the NRA rules for safe gun handling. Demonstrate how to handle pistols in a safe manner.
Lesson #2 - Ammunitioin Knowledge and hte Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Identify the different components of a pistol cartridge. The firing sequence of a cartridge. How to properly identify and store ammunition. The major types of cartridge malfuntions and how to handle them safely. Explain the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
Lesson #3 - Firing the First Shots
Safely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to assume the benchrest position with a pistol. Safely shoot a pistol from the benchrest position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting, at a target on a range. Safely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to asume a two handed standing shooting position with a pistol. Safely shoot a pistol from a two handed shooting position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting, at a target on a range.
Lesson #4 - Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
Properly score a pistol target. Explain the basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol. Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol. Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol.
Lesson # 5 - Continued Opportunities for Skill Development
Identify several ways to pursue pistol shooting activities after the course. Successfully complete the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Written Exam.
Assessments: Receive an acceptable score on a Basic Pistol Shooting Course examination.