Name: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
Course Goal: To teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
Length of Course: 8 hours. Additional time may be desirable in order for students to develop skills before moving on to the next level.
Student Text: NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook
Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.
More Details: 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, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 2nd edition, 2009, 02/11)