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The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (completed online-in your own timeframe) 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.

More Details: Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. When you enroll in the online course, you create a personal identification number (PIN). When you successfully complete the course, printing your certificate activates that PIN. The activated PIN allows you to register for the instructor-led training portion of the course. Go to www.nrainstructors.org – Find a Course Near You – select NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – and search.

During the instructor-led-training portion of the course, an NRA Certified Instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.


The NRA Basic Course is offered both at the Paul Bunyan Club and at the Tacoma Rifle and Revolver Club . Next class is April 22-23 7am to 5pm at Paul Bunyan R&S Club.

Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsman's Club
17902 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA  98375

Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club
8503 Chambers Creek Rd
University Place, WA 98464 

COURSE PREREQUISITES 

All participants must be eligible to possess firearms in compliance with applicable Federal and State Law. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

You can find additional NRA training courses, locations, dates, and course descriptions (course catalog) can be found at the NRA Training Web Site.

NRA Basic Pistol Course