NRA Basic Pistol Instructor Training

Chief Instructor: R. E. Camponovo (NRA Sr. Training Counselor)
Co-Instructor: Carol Camponovo (NRA Training Counselor)
Course cost: $245.00 each participant
Course Length: Eleven to Fourteen hours, class and range time.

Course Goals: To develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course.

Student Text: The NRA Instructors Guide; NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans; NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting student handbook..

Course Lessons: During course, all participants must demonstrate safe gun handling at all times.

Topics and approximate times:
  1. Introduction to NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plans (Code VI) (30 to 60 min)
  2. Teaching Pistol Lesson I: Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling (Code VII)(90 to 120 min)
  3. eaching Pistol Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting (Code VIII)(90 to 120 min)
  4. Basic Pistol Instructional Method (Code IX) (60 to 80 min)
  5. Teaching Pistol Lesson III: Firing the first shots (Code X) (90 to 120 min)
  6. Teaching Pistol Lesson IV: Two-handed standing and one-handed standing shooting positions (Code XI) (90 to 120 min)
  7. Evaluating and improving performance of beginning pistol shooters (Code XII) (60 to 80 min)
  8. Teaching Pistol Lesson V: Pistol Sports and Activities (Code XV) (60 to 80 min)

Pistol Instructor Examination and Course Conclusion (90 to 120 min).

What to bring:

A safe attitude; a desire to learn, an open mind, writing materials; Your Basic Instructor Training Certificate; Your NRA instructors Guide; Your pistol and revolver and 200 rounds of ammunition (I recommend a .22 cal pistol and revolver); your pistol cleaning kit; snap caps for your pistol; all other NRA course completion certificates you hold, NRA membership number. Bring snacks, lunch, and drinks. We will work straight through.

What I will provide:

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plan; NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Handbook; three-ring binders, various learning and training aids; multiple handouts, Enthusiasm and a safe learning environment. If you prefer I will provide a .22 cal pistol and revolver and ammunition for an additional fee of $16.00 so you do not have to be concerned about travel restrictions or the cost of center fire ammunition. Please let me know ahead of time if you prefer to borrow my firearms so I have sufficient firearms and ammunition on hand. I can also provide .22 cal dummy ammunition if you do not have this. Let me know your needs in advance, and the full-up capacity of your firearm.

NOTE: This is not an easy class to complete. You must exhibit safety at all times, be familiar with various types of pistols and revolvers and be able to shoot reasonably well (ALL shots on target, at least one target must have a maximum group size of 5.5 inches). Your attitude and participation will determine whether or not Carol or I sign your application for certification as an NRA Pistol Instructor. You must assist with the instruction of at least one "NRA Basic Pistol" class to complete the Pistol Instructors requirements. Some may need to take the NRA Basic Pistol class prior to taking the Pistol Instructor class. I have Basic Pistol classes scheduled on the first Saturday of each month (see our schedule here).
Pre- requi- sites:
  1. Completed and Certified NRA Basic Instructor Training
  2. Pre-course Questionnaire
  3. Pre-course Assessment (must pass with score of 80% or higher). You may want to attend a Basic Pistol class first.
  4. Be able to demonstrate loading and unloading a pistol and a revolver
  5. $100.00 non-refundable pre-registration fee (deduct from total fee when you attend class-this is required to partially cover the NRA and other materials, and non-refundable classroom rental fees).
  6. Please make deposit check out to Bob Camponovo
  7. You must be legally able to own firearms

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