The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation, which includes both classroom and range time.  Live Fire Instruction works out of the NRA Range, located in Fairfax, VA. The NRA Range was voted Best Range for 2016, for safety and cleanliness.

Course topics include:

  • gun safety rules
  • proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols
  • ammunition knowledge and selection
  • pistol selection and storage
  • shooting fundamentals
  • pistol inspection and maintenance
  • marksmanship
  • shooting range safety

Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.  This course will qualify you for your VA CCW.

Additional Information:

  • Course price: $165.00
  • Pricing does not include ammunition and applicable NRA Range fees of $25.00. You will need 50-100 rounds ammunition (9mm if you use our gun).  This can be purchased at the NRA Range.
  • All firearms must be cased & unloaded!
  • If you do not have a firearm, no problem. We will bring an assortment you may use at no charge.

Students must bring a valid driver’s license. To qualify for the VA CCW, you must be a United States citizen with no felonies or active restraining orders.

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