FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training — is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol materials

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

Cost: $75 — includes materials and range fees

Go to Calendar Page to see available class dates. Click on a date to register.
If there’s no NRA class on the calendar, please drop us a line, and let us know when would be a good time for you.


NRA Basic Pistol

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

NRA Basic Pistol Course Materials

The Basic Pistol course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position and two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development.

Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, course completion certificate, and Basic Practical rocker patch.

Cost: $125 — includes materials and range fees

Go to Calendar Page to see available class dates. Click on a date to register.
If there’s no NRA class on the calendar, please drop us a line, and let us know when would be a good time for you.