logo_NRA-Training-300x113This NRA Basic Pistol course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

shooters4This is a great course and recommended for new shooters who have little to no experience with a pistol or for students who have shot a pistol but lack the knowledge of how to operate the pistol safely and effectively. This would be a great prerequisite course for our TN Handgun Carry Permit course. Both X-Treme Vigilance instructors are certified to teach this course. To attend the NRA Basic Pistol course the student must register through the NRA’s website at http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx. There, information will be given on deposit, class fee and class dates. Class dates will be listed on the X-Treme Vigilance website also so please check back often to see available dates for this course.

At X-Treme Vigilance, student safety is our top priority. While we want you comfortable we ask that our students wear appropriate attire while on the range. Here is a list of clothing that we suggest that you wear while on the range.

  • Shirts with a tight collar (i.e. t-shirt). Please no low cuts shirts. Hot brass will be flying through the air.
  • Closed toe shoes (i.e. boots, tennis shoes)
  • Pants
  • Weather appropriate attire

To maximize instruction and class participation our classes are limited to 10 students.

NRA Basic Pistol Course Cost

$80/per student

(Students must book this class on our website or pay a cash deposit of $80 at least one week prior to the start date to secure your spot in the classroom and shooting lane at the local shooting range for live fire qualifications.)

Required Equipment and Prerequisites

(.22 caliber handguns with ammo will be available to use for students who do not have a handgun)

Handgun Magazines (Optional)

100 Rounds of Ammunition

Belt and Holster (Optional)
(Holster must specifically fit your handgun)

Magazine Retention System (Optional)
(Magazines should be able to be held on your belt by whatever system you prefer to use for retention)

Ear Protection
(Electronic is preferred but ear muffs and ear plugs are permitted also)

Eye Protection
(Safety glasses or OSHA approved sunglasses that qualify as safety glasses are permitted)

Notepad and Pen