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Basic Handgun Training Course

Prerequisite: None

Course Fee: $125 (includes Range Fee)

The goal of this 8-hour course is to teach a student the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a single-action and double-action revolver and semi-automatic pistol safely. Students will:


  • Identify the parts of a pistol and type actions, and demonstrate how they function

  • Students will apply and adopt the NRA rules for safe gun handling and demonstrate how to handle a pistol in a safe manner

  • Learn to explain the different components of a pistol cartridge and explain the firing sequence

  • Learn the factors in determining how to purchase a handgun

  • How to properly identify, store ammunition and explain the major causes of cartridge malfunctions

  • Learn gun range safety rules and commands

  • Use the 5 steps of the fundamentals of marksmanship


Equipment Needed:

  • Eye Protection *

  • Hard style hearing protection *

  • A notepad and pen or pencil

  • A functioning handgun *

  • At least 100 rounds of ammunition (Absolutely no re-loaded ammunition and no tracer or steel core penetration ammunition is allowed!)


* This item is available for rental.


This course is conducted from 8:00am to 5:00pm, both in the classroom and with time on the range. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, course completion certificate, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet.

To inquire about upcoming dates on which we have scheduled courses, please send us an email using the button below so we can provide the most current seat availability information.

National Rifle Association's Basic Pistol Shooting Course

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