Basic Pistol Class

Time: 10am – 2pm


Course Goal: Understand basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.


Lesson I: Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the course goal and any special requirements for the five lessons
2. Understand and identify the principal parts, types, actions of a pistol, and demonstrate function
3. State and apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling
4. Demonstrate handling a pistol in a safe manner

Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Learning Objectives:
5. How to Identify the different components of a pistol cartridge
6. Understand the firing sequence of a cartridge
7. Understand how to properly identify and store ammunition
8. Understand the major types of cartridge malfunctions and how to react to them
9. Understand the fundamentals of pistol shooting

Lesson III: Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualifications

Learning Objectives:
10. Demonstrate the steps to assume and shoot from the bench rest position
11. Demonstrate the steps to assume and shoot from Isosceles position
12. Shoot the course qualification

Lesson IV: Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol

Learning Objectives:
13. Understand Proper scoring of a pistol target
14. Knowledge of: basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol
15. Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol
16. Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol

Lesson V: Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

Learning Objectives:
17. Knowledge of: several ways to pursue pistol shooting activities after the course
18. Successfully complete the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course written

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Basic Pistol Class