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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

An introduction to the fundamentals of pistol shooting.

Service Description

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a beginner-level firearm safety course - not a marksmanship or concealed carry class. We recommend this in-person course for those who are new to pistols, have limited experience, or want a refresher on basic pistol safety concepts. This objective-based class explores the important facets of firearm ownership including safe gun handling, ammunition, maintenance, storage, and basic shooting techniques. Training by certified instructors. Students will need a pistol (.22 caliber or greater), approximately 100 rounds of factory ammunition (ammunition is not allowed in the classroom), eye & ear protection (prescription eyewear acceptable), and a positive attitude. Upon successfully passing this course, including the basic knowledge exam and shooting lesson, students will meet NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting national standards and will earn an official certificate of completion. The class will last approximately 4-6 hours including live-fire training. A welcome letter will be emailed within 48 hours of registration. Approximately 100 rounds of ammunition are needed for this class.

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Chapman Tactical Defense, West Azure Drive, Las Vegas, NV, USA

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