The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is at least 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, a course completion certificate, a wallet ID card, and a PowerPoint presentation notebook from Joint Associates Center for Training. 

Included in this 8-hour course are lessons covering:
1) Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
(Includes Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols)
2) Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
(Includes Cartridge Components, Identification, & Malfunctions)
3) Position Firing (Includes the Benchrest and the Two-Handed Standing Positions. One-Handed Standing Position)
4) Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
5) Continued Opportunities for Skill Development
6) Live Pistol Shooting on the Firing Range (Minimum of 50 rounds)

The materials and training methods used in this course were prepared and developed by the NRA through years of experience and constant modification to fulfill the needs of an ever-changing society. The instructors conducting this course are highly trained and are certified by the National Rifle Association.

This 8-hour course fulfills the training requirements for the ARAZONA and FLORIDA Concealed Weapon Permit recognized by 32 States. Paperwork available upon request.

NRA participation certificate is awarded 
Approximately 8 hours  Course Cost: $165


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