Under pistol classes we offer three NRA Handgun Courses.

The first course is the NRA FIRST Step Pistol Orientation. It takes about three hours to complete.

FIRST stands for Firearm Instruction, Responsibility and Safety Training. This course will only teach one action type.

This course is excellent for the new handgun purchaser. It can also help the long time gun owner to feel more comfortable with their firearm. The goal of this course is to concentrate only on the students handgun.

Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, the particular pistol model parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, cleaning the pistol and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.



The second course is the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course and is much more in-depth. It takes about eight hours to complete.

This course is a great all around course covering semi-automatic, revolver, single action and double action 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 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)



The third course is the NRA Advance Defensive Pistol this is an advance pistol shooting course and you must have previous handgun training to attend.

The course is a day and a half long and is designed to give you the skill set of operating your pistol proficiently, accurately and quickly. This is a draw and fire course both from exposed and concealed conditions. From a review of safe firearms handling and proper mindset to presentation from concealment and multiple shooting positions, this course contains the essential skills and techniques needed to prevail in a life-threatening situation.

You will leave this course with a greater level of confidence in your abilities to use your pistol in a defensive situation.