NRA: Basics of Pistol Shooting

What You Will Learn

I: Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
You will learn:

  1. The course goal.
  2. To identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions, and demonstrate how they function.
  3. To state, explain, and apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling.
  4. To demonstrate how to handle a pistol in a safe manner.
II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
You will be able to:

  1. Identify the different components of a pistol cartridge.
  2. Explain the firing sequence of a cartridge.
  3. Explain how to properly identify and store ammunition.
  4. State the major types of cartridge malfunctions and how to react to them.
  5. Explain the  fundamentals of pistol shooting.
III: Shooting Positions and Live Fire Shooting Qualification
You will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the learning steps to assume the benchrest position, and shoot from the benchrest position.
  2. Demonstrate the learning steps to assume the Isosceles position, and shoot from the Isosceles position.
  3. Shoot the live-fire course qualification. 
IV: Scoring Targets and Selecting & Maintaining Your Pistol
You will learn to:

  1. Properly score a pistol target.
  2. Explain the basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol.
  3. Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol
  4. Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol.
V: Continued Opportunities for Skill Development
You will:

  1. Identify several ways to pursue pistol shooting activities after the course.
  2. Successfully complete the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course written examination.

What You Will Receive