NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course: (NRA-BP) This NRA course is designed to provide shooters with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. This course is 8 hours.




*Rental gun/ammo available for $95 with advance reservation.

The skills covered in this class are:

  • Pistol knowledge and safe gun handling
  • Ammunition knowledge and the fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Firing the first shots
  • Scoring targets and selecting and maintaining your pistol
  • Continued opportunities for skill development


Course requirements:

  • Please bring all pistols to class completely unloaded and in a case or gun bag and leave them there until instructed.
  • Must be 21 years of age unless otherwise approved.
  • Must be legally able to own and possess a pistol.
  • Must be able to provide photo identification to verify age and residency.
  • A pistol in good working condition- no sharing of pistols permitted between students – ideally, we suggest the gun you use for personal/home defense.
  • 125 rounds of factory new ammunition- ABSOLUTELY NO RELOADS.
  • Approved shooting safety glasses- must fit over regular eyeglasses if you wear them. No safety goggles permitted.
  • Hearing protection- muffs preferred.
  • Baseball style cap with a bill (protects your face from flying brass).
  • Dress comfortable for indoors and outdoors wear layered clothes during winter months for outdoor courses.
  • Sturdy outdoor type shoes/boots for gravel and grass. No sandals, flip flops or open toe shoes.