NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Instructor Led Only

Short Description: Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

NEW 1-Day and 2-Day Classes Available: For those who wish to break the normal 1 day class into shorter portions a 2 day span of the course is being offered. Classroom one day one, Range time on day two.

Course Details: This course is 8-9 hours long, including 6 to 6½ hours in the classroom and 1½ to 2 hours range time, learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

Course Objectives: The Basics of Pistol Shooting NRA Student Guide

Students will receive the NRA Basic Pistol Course completion certificate. This class is NOT a concealed carry course; however, it meets the requirements for the Virginia Concealed Permit. We strongly recommend students attend a class specifically for concealed carry in your state that addresses the issues surrounding the use of deadly force, if this is your objective.

Course Fee: $150.00, includes range fees, eye and ear protection, student handbook and exam. This class is limited to students 15 years old and over.  Minors must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian and identification provided.

Discounts are available for additional family members, each additional family member costs $100.00. See these options in the PayPal drop menus below. Cash, Credit Card or PayPal payment for any amount over the deposit may be made before the class begins. No personal checks, please.

Classroom Time As Stated Below: 6 to 6½ hours.
Class starts promptly. Students will be notified if necessary for start times to vary, to suit range availability.

Range Time: 1½ to 2 hours.
The range is not at the same location. Travel time is approximately 15 minutes. Breaks, lunch and travel time add one hour to the classroom and range time. Classes are scheduled to allow for range maintenance hours. Please feel free to call. Phone: 757-613-3401. You will be contacted by email after your registration and deposit is complete.

Guns and Ammo: The class will provide handguns if needed. Students must provide American made factory ammo, no steel core ammo. The minimum number of rounds for the course is 20, to complete the Level One target. You may wish to complete more challenging levels. We suggest you bring 150 - 200 rounds.

Students are encouraged to bring their own unloaded firearm. If students plan to carry firearms for self-defence after obtaining a licence to do so, they should bring the caliber of gun they plan to carry.

NO LIVE AMMO ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM. Instructions will follow after registration. This class recommends a provided .22 caliber for all first-time shooters. If you need information on ammo recommendations or selection, please call.
: 757-613-3401

View the table below and select the date for the Instructor Led Only course date you wish to attend. The complete course is taught in one day. The course takes about 9 hours including lunch and travel time to the range.

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How to Register for a Class:

  1. Register: Select the course that suits your needs, or for assistance to register for a Blended Learning course call 757-613-3401. Choose the Registration Link, for the date of the class. This carries you to the NRA Instructor website to complete your registration. (on closing that window you will return to this page).
  2. Pay: Complete your registration HERE using any major charge card or your PayPal account. A $50 non-refundable deposit, per student, is required to complete your registration.

You will be contacted regarding course details and any credits showing on your registration. Cash, Credit Card or PayPal payment for any amount over the deposit may be made before the class begins. No personal checks, please. If the desired date must be changed, credit for the deposit may be applied to the rescheduled date, within 90 days.

Discounts are available for additional family members and groups. Each additional family/group member costs $100.00, including deposit and range fees. See these options in the PayPal drop menus. Cash, Credit Card or PayPal payment for any amount over the deposit may be made before the class begins. No personal checks, please.

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Register and Pay Your Deposit or Complete Course Fee Here

Calendar dates are subject to change for the Live Fire portion of the classes. We will be using a private club which periodically hosts events and requires periodic maintenance.

Instructor Led NRA Basic Pistol

Course Dates Required Deposit Only Instructor Led Only Pay in Full

One Day Classes

New classes will be listed as soon as possible. Please inquire.

Two Day Classes

Sat, 10/07/2017 / 8am - 3pm & Sun, 10/08/2017 1-3pm

Sat, 10/28/2017 / 8am - 3pm & Sun, 10/29/2017 1-3pm
Non-Refundable Deposit
Instructor Led Pay in Full

Please call to arrange dates if the date you prefer is not shown. Range time may conflict with other events or maintenance hours. Weekdays may be available if preferred. Please note changes may be required if range activities are added to the schedule.

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