NRA Gun Classes

NRA Basic Pistol Course

Due to changes in the curriculum from the NRA, we will no longer be offiering this course. We do not agree with the idea of having new shooters learning on the internet instead of with a competent, qualified instructor, and as such we will no longer provide this course as an option in our training catalog.

Course: NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Price: $200 ($50 deposit required to reserve your spot) ($25 per hour for a course that might change your life)

Instructor: Richard Whirley (Instructor Number 189648847)

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, course completion wallet certificate, and course completion certificate.

Student will also receive personal one-on-one instruction with certified instructor to demonstrate their abilities in safely and proficiently operating a handgun. Video of personalized instruction is available upon request, additional instructor-specific resources, range time, ammunition, and use of firearm is all included in the price of the course.

Pizza will be provided for the students for lunch, or each participant may bring their own lunch.

Class Limit: Strict Limit of slots available. This is to ensure that each student can spend ample time with the instructor in a one-on-one basis as well provide sufficient time for questions and answers. We want you to retain what you learn, not be one of a dozen students.

What Can You Expect: This course will be taught in a very fun and safe environment where we will engage in discussions and lectures combined with live fire exercises and personalized instruction. You can expect a very non-intimidating atmosphere that you will be able to ask questions regarding the operation, maintenance, and safety of your firearm without risk of embarrassment or safety hazard. You can also expect that by the end of this course, you will have dramatically increased your level of understanding of how pistols operate, and will have familiarized yourself with the following concepts (and more):

  • Condition check (is the firearm loaded, safe, etc.)
  • Loading / unloading a firearm
  • Proper stance
  • Proper grip
  • Sight alignment and sight picture
  • Trigger control
  • Recoil management
  • Functions and operations of the firearm
  • Firearm Maintenance and Basic Cleaning
  • Ballistics and variations of ammunition

Upcoming Course Dates:

Make an investment in yourself by registering for this class. This will be a fun class where you will increase your level of confidence and understanding regarding the operations of a handgun.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please feel free to Contact Richard directly.

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