The goal of the NRA’s Basic Pistol Course is to teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.
NRA Basic Pistol — Instructor Lead:
Location: 2908 IL. Rt. 120 McHenry, IL.
The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation, where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.
- gun safety rules
- proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
- ammunition knowledge and selection
- pistol selection and storage
- shooting fundamentals
- pistol inspection and maintenance
- shooting range safety
Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.