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NRA BASIC PISTOL COURSE OUTLINE

Pistol safety, parts and operation

  • Three fundamental safe gun-handling rules

  • Handgun parts and operation

  • Safely demonstrate how to handle a handgun properly

Ammunition and pistol shooting fundamentals

  • Different components of a pistol cartridge

  • Firing sequence of a cartridge

  • Three types of cartridge malfunctions

Pistol shooting from the bench rest position and two-handed standing position

  • Explain range commands and procedures to follow

  • Discuss eight NRA rules when shooting and storing a handgun

  • Discuss bench rest and two-handed standing shooting positions

  • Safely shoot a target from the bench rest position

  • Safely shoot a target using the two-handed standing position

  • Reiterate all five shooting fundamentals

Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol

  • Properly score a pistol target

  • Discuss the basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol

  • Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol

  • Demonstration on how to safely clean a pistol

Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

  • Discuss ways to pursue pistol shooting activities after the course

  • Successfully complete the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course written examination