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NRA FIRST STEPS PISTOL COURSE OUTLINE

Pistol safety, parts and operation

  • Three fundamental safe gun-handling rules

  • THREE MAJOR HANDGUN PARTS 

  • Safely demonstrate how to handle a handgun properly

Ammunition and pistol shooting fundamentals

  • DETERMINE PROPER AMMUNITION FOR YOUR HANDGUN

  • Three types of cartridge malfunctions

  • determine DOMINANT EYE

  • EXPLAIN FUNDAMENTALS OF PISTOL SHOOTING FROM THE BENCHREST POSTION

Pistol shooting from the bench rest position

  • Explain range commands and procedures to follow

  • Discuss eight NRA rules when shooting and storing a handgun

  • Safely shoot a target from the bench rest position

  • Reiterate all five shooting fundamentals

pISTOL CLEANING, STORAGE, AND TRAINING

  •  IDENTIFY MATERIALS NEEDED TO CLEAN A HANDGUN

  • OUTLINE SAFETY GUIDLINES WHEN CLEANING A HANDGUN

  • DEMONSTRATE PROPER DISASSEMBLY AND CLEANING OF A HANDGUN

  • EXPLAIN HOW TO STORE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION PROPERLY