NRA Basic Pistol Course

Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

This course specifically introduces the new firearm owner to the basics of firearm education.  Safe firearm knowledge is demonstrated through practical gun handling under the supervision of our experienced firearm instructors.

Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

What is ammo?  What's a bullet?  Surprisingly a lot of people get these terms confused.  In the NRA Basic Pistol Course we discuss the components of ammunition AND the different types that exist. If you're unsure of the ammunition you need, this course is for you!

Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualifications

The NRA Basic Pistol Course teaches various shooting positions and how they can affect your marksmanship!  Shooting qualifications are also discussed so the student has a solid understanding of firearm basics.

Scoring Targets, and Selecting and Maintaining Your Pistol

What pistol should you buy?  How do you even purchase a pistol?  Let us help my discussing which firearms are best suited for you and your particular needs. Afterwards we address how to clean and maintain the firearm you select.

Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

The NRA course curriculum allows for advancement in your skills and knowledge.  Not only does this class allow you to qualify (as a pre-requisite) for being an instructor, but it also exposes the student to MANY other learning opportunities available at Waypoint Defensive!

All course payments to Waypoint Defensive are non-refundable.

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