Payment Processing




Home > Handgun Classes > Basic Pistol Class

NRA Basic Handgun Course:

A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand—of course, with the modern technique we use two hands. Although handguns are typically small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn. The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely use a pistol. This course is 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and receive course completion certificate. Ammunition Requirement: 50-100 rounds. Prerequisite: None.