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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

Instructor Led Training

Course Description

To introduce the student to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning a using a pistol safely. Through this course students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities.

Course Goal

To teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to owning and using a pistol safely and to essentially provide the necessary pre-requisite training to obtaining a pistol permit in Connecticut


Lesson I: Pistol Knowledge & Safe Gun Handling

Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge & The Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Lesson III: Firing The First Shots

Lesson IV: Scoring, Targets & Selecting & Maintaining Your Pistol

Lesson V: Continued Opportunities For Skill Development


  • Must Be A Law-Abiding Citizen 

  • Valid ID

Course Duration

  • 7 Hours Classroom/1.5 Hours Range

Course Completion Req's

  • Written Exam

  • Range Qualification: New York (Must Be Completed Upon Issuance of Pistol Permit)

  • Range Qualification: Connecticut (Must Be Completed Prior to Submission of Application)

Course Cost

  • $350.00

Mobile Training

  • Our mobile division is equipped to bring the training to a location of your choice. A charge of .55 cents per mile per student from our Danbury, CT facility will be added to the course cost.

  • This course is shooting course and necessitates a duly authorized range or authorization to discharge firearms on private property.

Area Lodging:

  • The Danbury, Connecticut area has several major hotel chains within minutes of our training facility. Our Recruitment Division has secured a discounted rate for course attendees.

  • Once seats are reserved, reservation codes will be made available. Please inquire with with your sales coordinator for more specific information. 

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