NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting


NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting – Learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using your pistol safely and skillfully. Class concludes with an assessment and shooting qualification. Student receives a certification upon successful completion. Please contact us if you’d like to schedule this class. We will find a date that suites your schedule. Please scroll down for more details.

SKU: BOPS Category:


Intended for all individuals regardless of previous experience or NRA-affiliation and is an instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end – 8 to 9 hours of private instruction. This course teaches the knowledge and skills necessary for owning and using a pistol safely and effectively. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training ensuring proper shooting technique and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Most pistols are compatible with our Digital Training System as an added bonus. The goal of this course is to have the student become proficient in all aspects of handguns from safety to shooting and everything in between. It is private training for up to 4 students. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, receive an NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course completion certificate as well as a course completion certificate from Safe Family Defense bearing the signature of your NRA Certified Instructor. 

A Gear Pack that includes a pistol, holster, eye and ear protection is available for $10. Ammo is not included. 

The classroom portion is held at Mid-Carolina Rifle Club or Safe Family Defense can come to you.
The shooting portion is held at Mid-Carolina Rifle Club or can be held at Kilo Charlie Shooting Range where additional range fees will apply.

Class Length: 8 – 9 hours. It can be broken up into multiple sessions.

Additional information


Contact Us To Schedule


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.