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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

NRA Basic Pistol

Short Description:

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course will be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To pay your deposit, enter your information in the fields below. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter. Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Law Enforcement Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Class Instructor.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting

Prepayment of a $100 deposit is required to confirm your spot 
click the "BUY NOW" button to pay your prepayment
INSTRUCTORS - David Cunningham - Liz Cunningham

This is an NRA-Sanctioned course.  Students will receive an NRA certificate as a result of taking this course.  The certificate satisfies ORS 166.291 for your Oregon concealed handgun license.  This certificate is accepted in every county in the state of Oregon, and if you wish to obtain a license for carrying concealed in another state, many states accept the NRA Certificate for the that state's concealed permit.  


For our "Full-Day" course, we'll generally start at 9:00 AM and we'll go until about 5:00 PM.  The course is fun, active, interactive, and live-fire as well.  You'll love it!  Starting from the ground floor - This course for students with minimum or no handgun experience.  We'll teach you the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safety handle and use a handgun.  We take you from box to backstop with both revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.  Starting with terminology, nomenclature, field-stripping your handgun, cleaning, operation, ammunition and malfunction types and basic discussion and implementation of operating your handgun, and learning to field strip your firearm and put it back together.  Students will make their way to the range using basic stances for shooting.  The goal is safety, confidence, and competency.  Men and women welcome.  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.

Course Content:
Safety Brief

Field-stripping a number of different handguns

Operation of semi auto and revolver

Nomenclature of gun parts

How To Clear a Handgun
Review of Fundamentals of Shooting
Basic stances
Proper Loading and Unloading of You Firearm
Hold Control
Breath Control
Aiming (Sight Alignment and Sight Picture)
Trigger Control

Filling Your Magazine Properly

How to Load and Reload Your Firearm

Recoil Management

Basic Targeting and Correction Techniques
Follow Through Techniques

What to Bring:
Handgun (We have rental handguns at a cost of $25.  You purchase your own ammo - We do not sell ammo

Ammo (At least 50 rounds - 1 box)
Baseball cap or hat with brim
Proper shirt with a high neck for safety
Eye protection (Eye protection can be purchased from Stoneridge at a cost of $7.00 a pair of glasses)
Ear protection (You can borrow ear protection from us but you must reserve a set)
Long pants (511’s, BDU’s, Jeans, or any pants with belt loops)
Boots or tennis shoes (Shoes WILL get muddy if wet)
Extra magazines or speedloaders if you have them
I'll bring water to the range
We do not lend gear other than ear protection - (It is your responsibility to bring the necessary items above)

All NRA classes taught through Stoneridge Tactical have been designed, built, and developed in accordance with the NRA, and NRA Law Enforcement Division Instructor training practices and guidelines by Stoneridge Tactical, David Cunningham, and Liz Cunningham, NRA Training Counselor, NRA Instructors, NRA LE Division Instructor, and NLEFIA Advanced Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor.

Prepayment is required to enroll and participate in this class.  If you are committed and have the time, this shouldn't be a problem for you.  Click the PayPal button below and pay for the class.  You don't even have to have a PayPal account.  You may pay with credit or debit!  Your card will be charged real-time and you will receive a payment receipt at the email address you provide during checkout.  By making your payment for the class, you understand and are agreeing to our REFUND POLICY.  You should be committed to attending as prepayments are nonrefundable and non transferable to another class.  Live fire classes are not available to those women who are pregnant.  If you prepay for these courses and cannot attend due to pregnancy, there are no refunds or transfers of any kind.  If you or a person in your party cancels for any reason, they forfeit their deposit.  Forfeited deposits cannot be used to bring in another student in their place.  Check the class schedule for our upcoming classes.

Make Your Deposit
Please do not make a deposit unless you have already signed up using the signup form HERE 
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