Course Goal: The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This course is only offered as a private class on an appointment basis.
We are currently not offering the Basic Pistol Course as a stand alone course due to the increased demand for he Concealed Handgun Permit course which covers the same informaion plus the use of force information required to get concealed handgun permit.
NRA Basic Pistol Course Description:
Lesson #1 - Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
Identify the principle parts of a pistol and revolver, their nomenclature, types of action, and demonstrate how they function. Name, explain, and adopt the NRA rules for safe gun handling. Demonstrate how to handle pistols in a safe manner.
Lesson #2 - Ammunitioin Knowledge and hte Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
Identify the different components of a pistol cartridge. The firing sequence of a cartridge. How to properly identify and store ammunition. The major types of cartridge malfuntions and how to handle them safely. Explain the fundamentals of pistol shooting.
Lesson #3 - Firing the First Shots
Safely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to assume the benchrest position with a pistol. Safely shoot a pistol from the benchrest position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting, at a target on a range. Safely demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to asume a two handed standing shooting position with a pistol. Safely shoot a pistol from a two handed shooting position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting, at a target on a range.
Lesson #4 - Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
Properly score a pistol target. Explain the basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol. Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol. Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol.
Lesson # 5 - Continued Opportunities for Skill Development
Identify several ways to pursue pistol shooting activities after the course. Successfully complete the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Written Exam.
Assessments: Receive an acceptable score on a Basic Pistol Shooting Course examination.