The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course is designed to teach students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol in a
safe and efficient manner.
NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course teaches new students the development of knowledge related to safe pistol operations and
handling. The class includes information ammunition, the different pistol types, accessories, gun handling, shooting positions and activities to increase
their skill set.
The three NRA Fundamental rules for safe gun handling are taught:
ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
These are the necessary building blocks in which all
NRA classes are based upon. From these basic steps, students will learn safe gun handling,
pistol parts and their operations, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, two handed shooting positions, cleaning their pistol, and continued
opportunities for skill development.
Students complete this course by participating in live range fire exercises, demonstrating the practice of safe gun handling, and passing a written exam.
Students in Idaho may apply for an upon completion of this course. Students
interested in acquiring an must attend a
and participate in additional range exercises. Please consult with one of our instructors for complete details.