Time: Approx 4hrs (Start times may vary. See Schedule for exact times.)
Type: Classroom & Range Time
Pistol or Revolver (may be borrowed if you do not yet own a firearm)
100 rounds of factory ammo (provided if you do not yet own a firearm)
Holster (helpful, but not required)
Eye & Ear Pro
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The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an eLearning portion (Phase 1 – online only) and a hands-on practical portion (Phase 2) conducted at RFTC. Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, operation of revolvers and semi-auto pistols, shooting fundamentals, and pistol maintenance.
When you enroll in the Phase 1 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 Phase 2. Phase 2 will validate comprehension and application of Phase 1 with live fire drills and a final shooting qualification.
Note: As of 5/16/2016, this course replaced the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course.