Short Description:

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 is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.

More Details:  The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

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

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.

Range Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00 a.m. - Dusk
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - Dusk
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - Dusk

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