NRA First Steps Pistol: (NRA-FSP) This NRA course is an introductory pistol orientation designed to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely. This course is 3 hours.



*Rental gun/ammo available for $65 with advance reservation.

The skills covered in this class are:

  • Introduction to pistol safety, parts and operation
  • Introduction to ammunition and the fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Introduction to shooting from the bench rest position
  • Introduction to pistol cleaning, storage and training opportunities


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.
  • 50 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.