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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting (Memphis)

August 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is intended for all individuals, regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. This is the traditional, instructor-led course where students will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.

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
  • fundamentals of shooting
  • pistol inspection and maintenance

Small classes ensure low student-to-instructor ratios for lots of individualized attention. The course concludes with a written test and a shooting qualification drill. Our patient instructors will be there to assist students every step of the way in a comfortable, non-intimidating environment.

This is an eight-hour class. We’ll start class at 8am sharp, so please arrive a bit early to complete a little paperwork. Class will run until 6pm, with a short lunch break. There is a restaurant onsite at the range.

The class will take place at Top Gun Academy, 2770 Whitten Road, in Memphis, TN. This is a very nice, modern, indoor range with lots of convenient amenities. Our local host and point of contact is Will Dougan.

Don’t delay!

Early Bird pricing ($125) is available until Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:30pm (Central). After that, General Admission is $150. All prices include the $25 range fee.

Students in this class will need:

  • At most, 100 rounds of ammo (we likely won’t use that much, but just in case)
  • A reliable handgun
  • Eye and ear protection
  • A positive attitude and open mind
  • Note-taking materials

You will NOT need a holster for this class. All shooting will be done from a table or bench. Ammunition is available for purchase at the range. Handgun rentals are also available at the range.

We look forward to seeing you in class! If you have any trouble with the embedded registration form below, you can also register directly on our Eventbrite page (click here). Thanks!


Citizens Safety Academy


Top Gun
2770 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133 United States
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