Course Description:  NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the online exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), with Dobbs Firearm Training. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate.

Objective:  The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses.

Students will learn NRA’s rules for:
•Safe gun handling
•Pistol and revolver parts and their function
•Shooting Fundamentals
•Range rules
•Various shooting positions
•Cleaning the pistol
•Opportunities and training exercises to help you continue your skills development and reinforce all that you have learned in class.

You must signup and finish Phase I before taking Phase II with us. Here is the link for Phase I (On-Line Portion)

Sign up for NRA On-Line Basic Pistol Shooting Blended Course


Currently Dobbs Firearm Training is only offering Phase II on Friday afternoons.

To complete this course of training:

This is a multi step process

1) Click the above link to sign up for the NRA Basic Pistol Blended Course (This will also collect all of the fees for Phase I & Phase II including range fees and targets)

2) You will received a couple of emails. (A Thank you email, a Paypal receipt email and your student ID, password and on-line course link. The email containing your username, password and control codes are sent out between 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM and can take up to two hours)

3) Use the link in the email to start the on-line course, using the student ID & password

4) Once you pass the on-line course, reply to the email containing your student ID and password, requesting to schedule Phase II


What to bring with you for Phase II:

Students should bring:
1. Firearm
2. Ammunition
3. Identification (drivers license, state issued ID card is OK).
4. Questions!  If you do some research prior to class, and have some questions, bring them to class for discussion.
5. No open toe shoes or low cut tops.

We are currently using Guns Fishing and Other Stuff for the shooting portion.

Price : $199.00

Second Student : $ 66.00
Third Student : $ 55.00
Fourth Student : $ 30.00

(Includes Phase I fee to the NRA, Phase II fee to Dobbs Firearm Training, range and target fees and the use of eye and ear protection during Phase II)

Sign up for NRA On-Line Basic Pistol Shooting Blended Course