NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

Short Description

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation and is available for delivery in two ways. One option is the traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end. The other option has two components: a self-study or “eLearning module” which is completed online in your own timeframe and a hands-on practical portion conducted in a classroom and shooting range with an Instructor.

More Details

The Instructor Led Only class takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single-day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction.

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, and 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.

The student will be required to take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination.

Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

Course Registeration

To sign up for the Instructor-Led Only Class:

  1. Click on this “Find A Course” link.
  2. This opens the Course Listing page
  3. Select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses
    • Search by State – Florida
  5. Look for courses offered in Lake City, Fla
  6. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields.

Our course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.


We don’t currently have this course on our schedule.

If you are interested, please use the form below to contact us.