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NRA Basic Pistol

Upon Request

Blended Learning: 
(online at your pace | classroom/range 5 hours

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (completed online in your own timeframe) and a hands-on practical portion conducted at a range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA certified instructor. The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA affiliation.

Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. 


During the instructor-led training portion of the course, an NRA certified instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.

Instructors: All instructors for this course are required to have NRA Certification. Course taught by Chad Haymon

Equipment and Supplies Required:

  • A pistol

  • 100 rounds of ammunition

  • Eye protection

  • Hearing protection

  • 2 magazines/speed loaders (preferred)

Course Tuition:


The e-learning portion is included in the cost of this course, we will supply you with a course control code to get started on the online portion. This MUST be completed prior to this class date.

Course Schedule:
Date: Upon Request (703-298-1738)
Time: TBD
Rio Salado Sportsman Club

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