NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Take your first steps to safely and effectively using a pistol with online course from NRA.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course description

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a great way for you to learn the basics of pistol shooting from the top firearms training organization in the world! The course may be used for you to obtain the certification for your concealed carry permit in some states. Be sure to contact your county, city, or state to find out whether this course fulfills the requirement.

This easy-to-understand online training program allows you to go at your own pace and learn from the comfort of your own home. Simply go through the online course material, successfully complete the online exam, and you’ll receive your certificate of completion instantly.

The course includes 11 lessons and takes approximately 8 hours to complete. Once you complete the course you will take an online exam. You must score a 90% on the exam in order to receive your online certificate, which you can save and print. If you do not pass the exam on your first try – RELAX! You’ll have four additional opportunities to retake the exam and pass.

What you’ll learn

  • Essential gun safety rules
  • Different types of pistols and which one is best for you
  • The basics of ammunition
  • The fundamentals of pistol shooting
  • Different shooting positions
  • The most common shooting errors
  • Proper gun cleaning and maintenance
  • How to maintain your skills

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