Handgun 1

Handgun Course 1

This pistol course builds off of lessons learned in the NRA First Shots course. This pistol course will focus on developing the fundamental skills of the shooter. Shooters will learn techniques to most efficiently perform reloads and address malfunctions. Instruction will be given on effective draw from the holster and presentation of the pistol to the target. Shooters will take the skills and techniques presented and demonstrate their ability to safely operate the pistol during courses of fire on the range.


You will need a pistol with at least two magazines. 150 rounds of FMJ or frangible ammunition. A holster is mandatory for this course, ensure it is a rigid, sturdy holster (no collapsible fabric holsters) accompanied by a sturdy belt. A magazine pouch for additional magazines is preferred but is not mandatory for this course. Appropriate eye and ear protection is mandatory, a ball cap is recommended. Please bring appropriate gear/clothing for expected climate conditions.