The NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Course is designed to teach students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning
and operating a specific pistol type in a safe and efficient manner.

Class Instruction


NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper
orientation to one specific pistol action type. This course includes classroom, dry-practice, and live-fire development classes at the

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.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Course

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