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 a location to be announced during the day of class.
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 by your permit issuing authority.