NRA Basic Pistol Course
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation, however we recommend the Handgun I course as a prerequisite for those who have never shot a pistol before. This is the traditional, instructor-led course. You will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The class takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment and is completed in a single day format.
Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.
Range time will be conducted at Guns, Fishing and Other Stuff, 197 Butcher Road, Vacaville, CA 95687 or at a location to be determined.
This course may also be completed in conjunction with the CA 8 Hour CCW course to satisfy a County that requires 16 Hours of CCW Training in order to receive their permit. DO NOT register for these courses to satisfy a CCW requirement UNLESS you already applied for a CCW and were directed to complete the training.