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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course 

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is a blended training course, which means a portion of the course (Phase 1) is conducted in an online environment, that can be completed on your own time. Upon successfully completing the online exam, students will be required to register for the instructor-led training portion (Phase 2), which is to be conducted at your local range with an NRA Certified Instructor. You must successfully complete Phase 1 and Phase 2 in order to receive your NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course certificate. 





What You Will Learn

  • Gun Safety Rules 
  • Types of Pistols
  • Understanding a Revolver & a Semi-Automatic Pistol
  • Ammunition 
  • The Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions 
  • Pistol Shooting Errors 
  • Clearing Pistol Stoppages
  • Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Selecting Pistols, Ammunition & Accessories
  • Maintaining Your Skills

Completion & Expiration

You must complete all 11 lessons and a final exam with a 90% pass rate in order to get certified as having completed Phase 1 of your training. If you do not pass the exam the first time you will be provided with four additional opportunities to take the exam. Once you pass the exam you will be directed to generate a completion certificate that you can save as a file and/or print. You will use your PIN to register for your instructor-led portion (or Phase 2) of the course on the www.nrainstructors.org website.

You will have access to this program for 90 days from the start of your enrollment date after which access expires.


Registration & Payment

This payment is for Phase 1 only. Phase 1 is the online portion.

The price of Phase 1 is $60.00 and payment is accepted via credit card. After the credit transaction is approved you will be automatically registered in this course and you can begin taking the course immediately. This course is non-refundable.




Charlie Mayo will be teaching a Phase II Basics Pistol Class soon.  You must complete the Phase I online course prior to taking Phase II. You must have your four digit PIN from Phase I to enroll in Phase II. 

Price of the Phase II Class is $100 
You can not register for the Phase II NRA class on this website.  You MUST register for the Phase II class at the NRA website.

Please call Charlie Mayo directly at
(252)532-2509 for more information.
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