Nra Basic Pistol shooting course - $150


  • NO LIVE AMMUNITION will be allowed in the classroom. You may bring your cased firearm to class with you but please leave ammunition in your vehicle.
  • We reserve the right to refuse services, to anyone, for any reason.
  • We reserve the right to terminate instruction if Total CCW instructors deem a student’s cooperation or behavior to be unsatisfactory and/or unsafe. That student will be removed from class and forfeit any payments.
  • All courses will be filled on a first come basis through registration ONLY!
  • Course dates/locations may be changed/postponed, due to enrollment, weather conditions, and/or other events beyond our control.
  • Students not in attendance with no prior notice will forfeit their payments or may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • Students requesting a refund for an already scheduled class date will be charged a $25 administrative processing fee.
  • Students may reschedule any class up to 7 days prior to the scheduled class date at no charge.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 7 days of the class date may be subject to a $25 rescheduling fee. You must call the office to reschedule any class.
  • Students rescheduling a class within 24 hours of the class date may be subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • A handgun and ammunition will be available at an addition charge for the shooting qualification section.
  • Returned checks will be subject to an additional $35 service charge.

COURSE GOAL: To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.

OVERVIEW: A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn. The Basic Pistol course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.

PREREQUISITES: The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plans

  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

  2. Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

  3. Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)

  4. Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions

  5. Pistol Sports and Activities

COURSE COMPLETION: Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.