NRA Introduction to Pistol class
About NRA Pistol Class
Our Basic Pistol course is ideal for those who are looking for an opportunity to learn and practice the basics of firearms.
What you’ll learn:
This course is a blend of classroom and practical on-the-range instruction in which you will learn:
- Basic firearm safety rules and safe gun handling
- The parts and operations of semi-automatic pistols and revolvers
- The fundamentals of shooting: grip, stance, aiming, sight alignment, trigger control, and follow-through
- Ammunition types and selection
- How to choose a firearm that fits you
- Numerous tips for situational awareness, avoiding conflict, and personal protection
This class is designed for beginners to become familiar with pistols and fundamental shooting concepts. In our NRA basic pistol class, two of our certified instructors will present, analyze, and discuss a detailed PowerPoint presentation that covers topics such as firearm safety rules, different types of handguns, pistol action types, and proper shooting techniques such as stance, sight alignment and trigger control. Other topics covered are ammunition basics, firearm maintenance and cleaning techniques, plus much more. We utilize special training tools to demonstrate and instruct all techniques in a safe and controlled environment before heading out to the range to put into action all the skills learned, using our own pistols, ammunition, and targets.
The course runs from 9 am to approximately 3 pm. You will begin with instruction in a well-lit and comfortable classroom. In the afternoon, class will move outdoors to the covered pistol shooting bay. You will begin shooting with our .22 caliber pistols. These are super easy to handle and fire—and they help boost your confidence.
Handguns and ammunition will be provided. We will also have hearing and eye protection available for you. Electronic headsets will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own if you already have them.
At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of course completion.
This course is for adults 18 and up.
Closed toed shoes required.