NRA Basic Pistol

NRA Basic Pistol Course

This also qualifies Virginia Residents for VA Carry
Does NOT qualify for TN Carry
Chief Instructor: R. E. Camponovo
Eric Olsen
Course cost: $85.00 each for basic course
  • With use of School gun and ammo, add $12.00 (maximum fee = $97.00)
Course Length: Total class and range time will be up to 10 hours

Course Goals: To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely

Student Text: The Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook
Course Lessons: Topics and approximate times:
  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling (Two Hours)
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting (Two Hours)
  3. Firing the First Shots (Two Hours)
  4. Two-Handed and One-Handed Standing Shooting Positions (Two Hours)
  5. Pistol Sports and Activities (Two Hours)
What to Bring:

A safe attitude; Your Pistol, either revolver or semi-auto pistol; eye and ear protection if you have them, ammunition, approximately two hundred rounds per person. Bring your dinner and drinks as there are no near by restaurants.

What I will Provide:

A 22 caliber revolver and 22 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition (there is a $12.00 ammo+ pistol fee-- see above; we will help you choose a pistol if you do not have one); eye and ear protection; targets; sand bags; cleaning kit; NRA Handbook; Writing materials; various learning and training aids; multiple handouts; dummy ammunition (snap-caps); Enthusiasm; a safe learning environment. A certificate of Completion, “NRA Basic Pistol”.

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