Basics of Pistol Shooting

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.
One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.
The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.
Instructor-Led Only Training:
The Instructor-led only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a two-day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.
Blended Training:
The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor.
Individual instruction and coaching take place at a local range.
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
and 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.

There are also discussions about firearm accessories, firearm services such as insurance and home security as well as other topics to assist you in ensuring your personal and home safety.