NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous pistol shooting experience.

Course Topics Include

  • Gun Safety Rules
  • Proper Operation of Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Selection
  • Pistol Selection and Storage
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Pistol Inspection and Maintenance
  • Marksmanship
  • Shooting Range Safety
  • Live-fire training
  • A nationally standardized shooting qualification with an NRA Certified Instructor

Students Will Receive

  • NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook
  • Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination
  • Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Completion Certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor

NRA membership is not required for this course.

Required Gear

– Valid form of government issued Photo ID
– Firearm* 
– 50 rounds of ammunition* (ammunition can be purchased from any local gun shop or sporting good retailer)
– Electronic ear protection and eye protection*
– Weather appropriate attire (closed-toed shoes, no low cut shirts)
– Sunscreen (weather dependent)
– Hat with visor
– Notepad
– Pen
– Snacks and drinks

*Rental equipment (firearm/ammunition/protection) is available with advanced notice.

If you do not currently own a handgun, we have handgun rentals that include ammunition as an option that you can select when signing up for this course. We recommend that if you do not own a handgun then take the course using one of our rentals. This will assist new shooters in learning what they need and want out of a firearm before they make a purchase.

All firearms brought to this course must be unloaded and in a case or holster upon arrival. All firearms will remain in their case or holster until specifically directed to be taken out under the guidance of a DFI instructor.

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Cost $150.00