The Basics of Pistol Shooting - Course Description

Course Description

The NRA Basic Pistol Course was developed to teach the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

Course Prerequisites

You must be a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. Person - a natural person who is a lawful permanent resident as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or who is a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) to participate in this course.

Lessons

Lesson 1 - Introduction

Topic 1: Welcome SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 1, Topic 1: Welcome
Topic 2: Owning a Pistol SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 1, Topic 2: Owning a Pistol
Topic 3: Safe Pistol Usage SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 1, Topic 3: Safe Pistol Usage

Lesson 2 - Pistol Characteristics

Topic 1: Types of Pistols SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 2, Topic 1: Types of Pistols
Topic 2: Pistol Action Types SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 2, Topic 2: Pistol Action Types
Topic 3: Pistol Action Components SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 2, Topic 3: Pistol Action Components

Lesson 3 - Using a Pistol

Topic 1: Using a Revolver SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 3, Topic 1: Using a Revolver
Topic 2: Using a Semi-Automatic Pistol SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 3, Topic 2: Using a Semi-Automatic Pistol

Lesson 4 - Ammunition

Topic 1: Anatomy of a Cartridge SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 4, Topic 1: Anatomy of a Cartridge
Topic 2: Cartridge Types and Nomenclature SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 4, Topic 2: Cartridge Types and Nomenclature
Topic 3: Ammunition Safety SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 4, Topic 3: Ammunition Safety

Lesson 5 - Introduction to Shooting a Pistol

Topic 1: Preparation for Shooting SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 5, Topic 1: Preparation for Shooting
Topic 2: The Five Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 5, Topic 2: The Five Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

Lesson 6 - Shooting Position

Topic 1: Five Elements of a Shooting Position SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 6, Topic 1: Five Elements of a Shooting Position
Topic 2: Learning a Shooting Position SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 6, Topic 2: Learning a Shooting Position
Topic 3: The Benchrest Position SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 6, Topic 3: The Benchrest Position
Topic 4: Standing Shooting Positions SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 6, Topic 4: Standing Shooting Positions

Lesson 7 - Pistol Shooting Errors

Topic 1: Introduction SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 7, Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: Zeroing Your Pistol SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 7, Topic 2: Zeroing Your Pistol
Topic 3: Scoring a Target SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 7, Topic 3: Scoring a Target
Topic 4: Five Common Pistol Shooting Errors SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 7, Topic 4: Five Common Pistol Shooting Errors
Topic 5: Five Common Pistol Shooting Errors SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 7, Topic 5: Five Common Pistol Shooting Errors

Lesson 8 - Pistol Stoppages

Topic 1: Types of Stoppages SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 8, Topic 1: Types of Stoppages
Topic 2: Clearing Pistol Stoppages SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 8, Topic 2: Clearing Pistol Stoppages

Lesson 9 - Pistol Cleaning and Maintenance

Topic 1: Introduction to Cleaning and Maintenance SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 9, Topic 1: Introduction to Cleaning and Maintenance
Topic 2: Cleaning a Pistol SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 9, Topic 2: Cleaning a Pistol
Topic 3: Pistol Lubrication SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 9, Topic 3: Pistol Lubrication
Topic 4: Inspection and Maintenance SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 9, Topic 4: Inspection and Maintenance
Topic 5: Safe Pistol Storage SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 9, Topic 5: Safe Pistol Storage

Lesson 10 - Selecting Pistols and Ammunition

Topic 1: Selecting a Pistol and Accessories SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 10, Topic 1: Selecting a Pistol and Accessories
Topic 2: Selecting Ammunition SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 10, Topic 2: Selecting Ammunition

Lesson 11 - Maintaining Your Skills

Topic 1: Range Practice SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 11, Topic 1: Range Practice
Topic 2: Additional Opportunities SCORM packageNot completed: Lesson 11, Topic 2: Additional Opportunities
Topic 3: The National Rifle Association

Online Course Delivery

This course is taken and completed online.  You can take the course at any time, 24/7 from any computer using your log-in and password.  If you exit the course before completing it, when you return you can pick up where you left off.  This course is comprised of instructional screens combined with audio narration that serves as the voice of the instructor.  

Technical Requirements

Most computers will already come with the software required to take this course.

    • Adobe Flash Player - at least version 10
    • JavaScript must be enabled on your browser - this feature is enabled by default in most computer browsers
    • Browsers: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera
    • Audio playback capability
    • Adobe PDF Reader

If you want to verify that your computer meets the technical requirements, use the automated “System Compatibility Checker” located on the front page.

Course Materials & Resources

All the materials for this course are electronic and are saved in the Adobe PDF file format.  If you do not have the Adobe PDF files reader go to: http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Once you start the program you will be directed where to easily locate all of your materials for this course.  The cost of the course materials are part of the course fee and are not extra.

Course Completion

You must complete all eleven lessons and a final exam with a 90% pass rate in order to get certified as having completed phase 1 of your training.  If you do not pass the exam the first time you will be provided with four additional opportunities to take the exam. Once you pass the exam you will be directed to generate a completion certificate that you can save as a file and/or print. You will use your Pin to register for your instructor led portion (or phase II) of the course on the www.nrainstructors.org website.

Course Expiration

You will have unlimited access to this program. Course access doesn't expire.

Course Disclaimer

For teaching purposes, some of the photographs and videos in this training were taken from in front of the pistol’s muzzle. These scenes were captured with a remotely-operated camera, using a non-firing training replica or a deactivated pistol. You should never step in front of a gun’s muzzle. Always stay behind the line of fire whenever a gun is in use.

The NRA expressly disclaims any and all liabilities, losses, costs, claims, demands, suits, or actions of any type or nature whatsoever arising from or in any way related to: this courseware; the use of this courseware; any representation, drawing, or statement made in this courseware; or any claim that a particular action is in compliance or performed according or pursuant to this courseware.

This courseware is under no circumstances to be viewed as a restatement of the law in any jurisdiction or to assure compliance with any applicable federal, state or local laws, ordinances, rules or regulations. You must consult a local attorney to ascertain compliance with all applicable federal, state or local laws, ordinances, rules, or regulations and to advise you of the applicable duty of care required in your jurisdiction.

Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition or lead-containing components may result in exposure to lead. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands with soap and water after exposure.

Great pains have been taken to make this courseware as complete as possible; however, it is designed to be used in conjunction with the classroom and firing range instruction of the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course. Completing this courseware is not, in itself, sufficient to consider proficiency in pistol shooting, safety, and maintenance. The learner should obtain additional knowledge and hands-on training. Visit www.nrainstructors.org for information about additional training.

I affirm the following:

    • I am a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident of the United States;
    • I am not an employee of any foreign corporation, business association, partnership, trust, society or any other entity or group that is not incorporated or organized to do business in the United States, or any international organization, foreign government or any agency or subdivision of a foreign government (e.g., diplomatic mission); and
    • I may lawfully attend this school and lawfully receive assistance, training, data and information regarding firearm ranges; I have read and understand the requirements and restrictions on attending this training and the information I have provided is true and accurate.

Course Registration and Payment

Price:  $60.00

Payment for this course is conducted using a credit card. After the credit transaction is approved you will be automatically registered in this course and you can begin taking the course immediately.

Refund Policy: This course is non-refundable.


 

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