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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course can be taken as a single Instructor-led course (approximately 8 hours), or as a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (Phase 1, completed online on your own time) followed by a hands-on instructor-led portion (Phase 2, approximately 5 hours). The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.

The following topics and skills are covered in this course:

  • Parts of a Pistol and How They Function
  • Rules for Safe Gun Handling
  • Components of a Pistol Cartridge
  • Firing Sequence of a Cartridge
  • Safe Ammunition Storage
  • Cartridge Malfunctions
  • Shooting Positions
  • Grip
  • Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting: Aiming, Breath Control, Hold Control, Trigger Control, Follow-Through
  • How to Score a Pistol Target
  • Guidelines for Selecting and Purchasing a Pistol
  • How to Clean a Pistol
  • Safe Pistol Storage


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See Also:
Pistol Shooting I Course