NRA Basic Pistol Course

 Pistol Classes  

A Great Foundation for...

Anyone interested in learning how to safely use and maintain a handgun or for those who wish to obtain their Colorado CCW/CHP – Concealed Handgun Permit.

The NRA Basic Pistol Course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this  8 hour course students will learn to:

  • Apply NRA Safe Gun handling practices and handle a pistol in a safe manner.
  • Identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions and demonstrate how they function.
  • Identify the components of pistol cartridges, state the major types of cartridge malfunctions and store ammunition properly.
  • Demonstrate the two-handed standing position with a pistol and adopt the fundamentals necessary to shoot accurately and safely.
  • Score a target using approved NRA method.
  • Apply a set of guidelines to assist in selecting and purchasing a pistol.
  • Clean and maintain pistols to keep them in good condition and proper working order.
  • Participate in a variety of shooting activities and sports.
Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course, test and live fire range qualification.  Students will need their own handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition.  There are no additional Range fees for students during this course.   Handgun rentals and ammunition are available at The Shootist Pistol Range.