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NRA - First Steps Pistol Orientation

Course Goal:


To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.

Course description: 


NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.



Student must have to complete this class:


  • Your own firearm.

  • Extra magazines or speed loaders for reloads.

  • Your own ammunition- at least a minimum of 50 rounds.

  • A holster with the trigger guard covered and sufficient retention to retain firearm in holster should you fall down.

  • Magazine or speed loader pouch.

  • Electronic hearing protection and eye protection.

  • Cleaning kit & supplies to maintain your firearm.





1.     Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation

2.     Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

3.     Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position

4.     Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities


Course Completion:


Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.


Course Cost: TBD


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