NRA Basic Pistol Course








This class is an NRA Approved Course and qualifies for Oregon's "Concealed Handgun Certification".

Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

NRA Basic Pistol Safety & Shooting Course - 8 Hours

This course is 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols. Students learn the rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate.

NOTE:  The course is open to anyone over the age of 12 (minors MUST be accompanied by a PAYING guardian enrolled in the class)

Click the CLASS SIGNUP to the left to sign up for the class. You are required to pay a deposit in order to attend. Payment must be made in full in order to receive your credentials and credit for the class.


NOTE: A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot in the class.

Class taught by our Certified NRA Instructors


Some ranges we use require payment of park entry fees for non-member shooters.  You are responsible for park entry fees.  We recommend purchasing memberships at the range if you plan on being an avid shooter.

1. A positive attitude and a desire to learn how to operate a handgun safely.

2. Eye and ear protection.
3. Ballistic/safety glasses and earplugs/earmuffs are required while on the range.
4. A handgun (pistol or revolver) in any caliber allowed at the range. 
5. Ammunition. At least 100 rounds of brand new (non-reloaded) ammunition is required.  Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) "range ammo" is required.  
6. Cleaning supplies including a cleaning rod, jags and bore-brush for your caliber, cleaning solution, gun oil and cleaning patches (synthetic or cotton). If you do not know what type of cleaning kit to buy, we have nice hard-sided, metal cased kits at a cost of $30 each.  If you'd like to purchase, please send an email to and let me know before class.

7. A hat with a brim such as a baseball cap or similar.

8. Sack lunch (You may also go away for lunch - Several restaurants and markets are nearby).

9. A good attitude is essential.

Students will receive all course materials and course completion certificate, notepad and pens. Lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring a sack lunch or make alternate plans to go out.  Regular breaks and a lunch break will be given.

INSTRUCTOR - David Cunningham and Elizabeth Cunningham
NRA LE, NLEFIA, IALEFI Advanced Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor

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