NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
July 24 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm$100.00
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.
For this class, you’ll need:
- A reliable handgun (semi-auto or revolver, 9mm or larger preferred, but any caliber accepted)
- Roughly 100 rounds of ammunition (we might not need that much, depending on the pace of the class).
- Eye and ear protection
- Proper attire, applicable medications, bug spray, snacks/water, and other items to stay comfortable in the elements while on the outdoor range
- Note-taking materials for the classroom
- Your NRA number (if you’re a member – though membership is not required)
- An open mind
- A positive attitude
We’ll send an email to all students within a week of class with more details on what to bring and what to expect.
Every state has its own rules for handgun carry permit issuance. The NRA CCW class is designed to meet most states’ training requirements, and many states do accept it, but please do not make any assumptions. To find out for sure, contact the proper officials in your state to verify whether the CCW course will satisfy that state’s training requirement.
Tennessee has designed its own training course specifically for Enhanced Handgun Carry Permit applicants, and this course is currently not accepted as a substitute. However, Tennessee now has a new permit called the Concealed Handgun Carry permit, and the NRA CCW class DOES satisfy the training requirement for Tennessee’s Concealed Handgun Carry permit. We’ve assembled a page on our website with more information on the difference between the two permits.