Basics Of Pistol

NRA BASICS OF PISTOL SHOOTING COURSE

This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Lesson 1:         Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

  • Identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions, and demonstrate how they function.
  • NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling.
  • Demonstrate how to handle a pistol in a safe manner.

Lesson 2:         Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

  • Identify the different components of a pistol cartridge.
  • Understanding the firing sequence of a cartridge.
  • How to properly identify and store ammunition.
  • Understanding the major types of cartridge malfunctions and how to react to them.
  • The fundamentals of pistol shooting.

Lesson 3:         Firing the First Shots

  • The knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to assume the bench rest shooting position with a pistol.
  • Safely shoot a pistol from the bench rest position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting of targets on a range.
  • Safely demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitude to assume a two handed standing shooting position with a pistol.
  • Safely shoot a pistol from a two handed standing shooting position, using the fundamentals of pistol shooting, at a target on a range.

Lesson 4:         Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol

  • Properly score a pistol target.
  • The basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol.
  • Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol. Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol.

NRA certificate of completion provided upon course completion!

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