NRA Basic Pistol – 2018

The NRA Basic Pistol course is designed to familiarize the new or experienced shooter with the safe and proper use of the pistol. Experienced shooters can also benefit from a review of fundamentals, especially with our one-on-one NRA Certified Instructor coaching.

Topics Covered:

  1. Safety, Safety, Safety
  2. Types of handguns
  3. Parts and operations
  4. Ammunition choices and selection
  5. Using and operating a handgun safely
  1. Cleaning, storing, and transporting a handgun
  2. Range commands and procedures
  3. Grip and stance
  4. Sight alignment
  5. Trigger press


  1. Any handgun in good operating condition that fires non-magnum ammunition.
    • Example: (.357 Magnum pistol O.K. if .38 Special ammunition is used.
  2. Spare magazines or speedloaders are not required, but are highly recommended.


  1. Eye and ear protection is required on the indoor and outdoor range.
  2. You must be a club member (senior, spousal or junior member) to enroll.
  3. A non-refundable payment of $150.00 with check or cash is required at registration

To enroll in any course, mail a completed enrollment form along with you payment to Bill Walker at the address shown on the form.  Any questions, contact Bill at

Click here for the enrollment form.

Courses for 2018 are scheduled as follows

First Class

Thursday, April 19, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Second Class

Thursday, July 19, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturday, July 21, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm