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NRA Basic Pistol

3EI Tactical Applications Division

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol | NRA Basic Pistol | Defensive Handgun | Advanced Tactical Handgun | Tactical Shotgun | Basic Fugitive Recovery


NRA Basic Pistol

NRA Basic Pistol


A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand.
While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn.

The Basic Pistol course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA’s
The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling,
the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions,
several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”

— NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons – Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling, Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of
Pistol Shooting, Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage) Two-handed and
One-handed Standing Shooting Positions, Pistol Sports and Activities

Prerequisites – The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is
accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of
the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of
firing a qualifying “group”. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

Registration Payment Information

1 TIME ONLY – INTRODUCTORY COURSE: Monday, March 4th, 2013:

3 courses, NRA Basic Pistol Certification and 3EI Tactical Defensive Pistol Modules 1 & 2.

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