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NRA Basis Pistol Course

Course Goal: The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

This course is offered once a month and you can signup online via the "Schedule" link at the top of this page. Course fee is $120 and includes the NRA Basic Pistol Course Student Handbook. Price doesn't include range fee, ammo cost or gun rental. You can take the course with your own gun and ammo.


NRA Basic Pistol Course Description:


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.