The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways.
This option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own time frame, and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an e-Learning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course via the NRA here:
When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date.
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
- Shooting range safety
Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor
Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.
This course may be conducted over multiple days, so please check with the instructor.
You MAY NOT need a firearm for this course. (Please check with the instructor.)
You DO NOT need to be an NRA member or club member to attend.
If you are interested in taking the class click the link below to see a current list of upcoming dates being offered and links to their calendar entries. On the calendar event you will find the link to register for the class.
To see the current list of NRA Basic Courses: CLICK HERE
The class will meet in the clubhouse. Shooting will be on the indoor range.