NRA Basic Pistol Course

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:

Date: T.B.A.

Location: 2908 IL. Rt. 120 McHenry, IL.

Cost: $124


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.

Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course will be completed in a single day format.
Course topics include:
  • 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
  • marksmanship
  • 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.