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New NRA Basic Pistol Course Now Available

National Rifle Association

National Rifle Association

FAIRFAX, VA - -(AmmoLand.com)- NRA’s Education and Training Division is pleased to announce a new NRA Basic Pistol Course developed by the Training Department. This new course is now being taught by NRA Certified Instructors to shooters across the country thanks to the generosity of Smith & Wesson.

A variety of changes have been made to the Basic Pistol Course, including a reduction in course length from ten hours to eight hours. Updated techniques and methods will be introduced in the new format, with some optional components such as the one-handed shooting stance.

The materials for the Basic Pistol Course have also been revised, including the new 144 page color handbook titled The NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting. Pistol Instructor Candidates will now receive a new lesson plan with a PowerPoint® presentation to use as a teaching aid along with their Instructor materials.

“We’re very excited about the introduction of the new materials and lesson plan format for our instructors to use,” said Bill Poole, Director of the Education and Training Division. “We would also like to thank Smith & Wesson for their contribution to the new handbook.”

To order the new NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting, Basic Pistol or FIRST Steps Pistol Student Packet, or Pistol Instructor Candidate Packet, visit http://materials.nrahq.org/go/home.aspx or call 1-800-336-7402. For more information on the NRA’s Basic Pistol Course or on becoming an NRA Certified Instructor, visit http://www.nrahq.org/education/training/index.asp or call NRA’s National Instructor Trainer John Howard at (703) 267-1423.

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Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen’s group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation’s leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

  • One User comment to “New NRA Basic Pistol Course Now Available”

    1. Dennis McLean on March 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM said:

      We’ve been teaching the course now for over eight years. The new book is nice. They changed some of the questions on the test and did not provide a new answer key, nor did they notify us about the changes. Our last class noted the different questions when we were going over the test at the end of the second day. We schedule sixteen hours for the class, and use almost every minute. We schedule three hours for the range and two hours for the students to handle firearms, dryfire, etc. At least one hour is spend the second day doing a review from the previous week. I know this is much more than the NRA calls for, we’ve never had a complaint and the students really seem to appreciate the attention to detail and time the instructors will spend with them. We use two instructors in the classroom and up to five on the range.

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