NRA - Firearm Operations & Shooting Training Course


Course Description

This course is designed to teach the standard knowledge and skills for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course includes both classroom and range time to learn how to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols the right way. Students will learn NRA's rules including safe gun handling, pistol parts and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, range rules, shooting from the bench rest position, and two standing positions, and cleaning the pistol. Students will receive course completion certificate upon successfully completing the course.


  • Presenting your handgun while on the move

  • Responding to threats from the rear

  • Responding to threats utilizing non-standard presentation techniques

  • Shooting from unconventional positions (lying on your back, lying on your side)

  • One handed malfunction clearances using either the firing or support hand

  • Situational decision making based on your opponent’s weapon, characteristics, and proximity

  • Advanced use of cover and concealment

  • Malfunction clearances on the move

  • Weapon presentation from within a vehicle (including egress from the vehicle)

  • Shooting around or under vehicles and other types of cover or concealment

  • Advanced low light and night techniques, such as utilizing cover while using a flashlight