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NRA Basic Pistol

Phases I & II

Course Description

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (completed online-in your own time-frame) and a hands-on practical portion conducted at a range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor. The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation. Successful completion of both Phases I & II is a requirement is order to obtain a Pistol Permit through the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection; Division of Connecticut State Police, as a may issue pathway to have the restrictions removed from your NY State Pistol Permit and to obtain a non-resident Concealed Weapons License from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

Course Goal

To promote the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the safe and proficient use of a pistol and to pass the required firearm qualification

Phase I: Online(Discounts Available through TRN)

Phase II: (Range)

  • The three NRA rules for safe gun-handling, range rules and range commands.
  • Shooting Fundamentals to include dominant eye determination, proper two-handed grip and the five fundamentals of pistol shooting: aiming, breath control, hold control, trigger control and follow through
  • Loading, cocking, de-cocking, and unloading a single-action revolver, double-action revolver and a semi-automatic pistol. and to review how to safely clean a pistol.
  • Student demonstration of the five learning steps to shoot from the bench-rest position, the five learning steps to shoot from the Isosceles position and to shoot the course qualification.

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Drivers License and/or State/Federal Issued Photo Identification
  • A Copy of the Phase I Course Completion Certificate

Course Duration

  • Phase I-Four Hours Online
  • Phase II-Five Hours-Range

Course Completion Requirements

  • Demonstration of safe gun handling
  • Demonstration of shooting fundamentals
  • Demonstration and application of pistol mechanics
  • Demonstration and application of shooting positions
  • Firearms Qualification

Course Cost: Class Rate

  • Phase I: 25 + tax
  • Phase II $250 + tax
  • Equipment Rental: $25
  • Range Fees Excluded-Varies By Location
  • Payment required within 48 hours of scheduled course date.
  • Private Session: Additional $150 
NRA Basic Pistol Phase II

Course Benefits (class of 5+)

  • Discounts on NRA Membership
  • 10% Discount Off Additional Basic Courses Taken Through Tactical Recovery Network
  • Assistance With Pistol Permit Applications Through perspective State/County Authorities
  • Discounts at area hotels
  • Credible Reference From Highly Qualified Instructor
  • Military Discounts Available with photo ID or DD214
  • Military Discounts For Wounded Veterans

Area Lodging

  • Our training locations have several major hotel chains within minutes of our training facility. Our Recruitment Division has secured a discounted rate for course attendees.
  • Once seats are reserved, reservation codes will be made available. Please inquire with with your sales coordinator for more specific information.

Mobile Training

  • Our mobile division is equipped to bring the training to a location of your choice. Please contact us for course costs.
  • This course is shooting course and necessitates a duly authorized range or authorization to discharge firearms on private property.