Course Outline

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting
Part 1

Lesson 1:  Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
Video-1, Chapters 1, 3, 4
Learning Objectives:
Identify principal parts of a pistol
Identify types of actions & function
Demonstrate safe handling of pistol

Lesson 2:  Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals
of Pistol Shooting  Chapters 2, 6        

Learning Objectives:
Components of a pistol cartridge
Firing sequence of a cartridge
Safe storage of ammunition
   Major types of cartridge malfunctions
Fundamentals of pistol shooting

Lesson 3:  Firing the First Shots        Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7

Learning Objectives:
     Identify materials needed to clean pistol
Clean pistol safely
Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and
attitude necessary to shoot a pistol
safely on a range.

Shoot targets from bench rest position
using fundamentals of pistol shooting
Part 2


Use of Force / Use of Deadly Force

                   Insurance NON-coverage!!!                         

Lesson 4:  Two-Handed & One-Handed Standing Positions
Ch. 7, 8, appendix A
Properly score a pistol target
Purchasing a pistol

Lesson 5:  Pistol Sports and Activities
Ch. 9, Appendix C, G
  Shooting Activities after the Course