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Basic Pistol Shooting Course

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 Product Description

nra-instructor-logo.jpgDuration:  8 hours

The DRD Basic Pistol (BP) course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.  This NRA approved course is eight hours long. It combines classroom learning and range time learning.  Students will understand and be able to demonstrate proper gun safety and shooting fundamentals before they step on the range.  Students will learn to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.  Small classes allow each student to receive plenty of individual attention from the instructor. Students will have all of their questions answered before moving to live fire exercises.

Students will learn:

  • Rules for safe firearm handling and storage
  • The anatomy and function of a pistol (parts and operation)
  • Ammunition components and their function
  • Shooting fundamentals and technique
  • Range rules
  • How to clean and lubricate a pistol
  • Continued opportunities for skill development

Students will receive:

  • Course completion certificate

Students are responsible for providing their own:

  • Eye protection and ear protection.  Eyes and ears are available for rent at most shooting ranges.
  • Revolver or pistol – .32 Caliber to .45 Caliber.  Firearms are typically available for rent at the range if the student does not own a firearm.
  • 100 rounds of factory ammunition.  Reloaded, foreign or surplus ammunition is NOT permitted.  Ammunition is available for purchase at most shooting ranges.
  • Full toe shoes and a baseball style cap for use at the range (highly recommended).  Low-cut shirts are not recommended.
  • Range fees.

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    Posted by ROSE on 7th Feb 2014

    Being a 8.5 year veteran of the US Army and serving as an Instructor for US Army Ranger School. I am very critical on blocks of instruction and professionalism especially when consisting of firearms instruction and this class met and exceeded my expectations. I am proud to say I even learned from the course and found it easy to set my ego aside. Matt was extremely professional and informative, displaying impressive wealth of knowledge and insight in his profession. I strongly recommend this course to any shooter from most experienced to the new comer. A++++++

  2. what a difference!

    Posted by John S on 6th Feb 2014

    I took up shooting as an adult. Turned into a very good rifle shooter very quickly, but always had trouble with pistol shooting. That is until I took Matt's course! Until I took it, I would outshoot all my buddies at rifle, but when it came time for pistol, I'd be the lowest score. Even my wife out shot me!

    Matt made pistol make sense and took what I knew about rifle and showed me how to apply what I knew to pistol shooting. He is friendly, professional, safe and takes the time to reach each student via the way that student learns best.

  3. Great Course

    Posted by Deb on 27th Jan 2014

    I feel much more comfortable and confident with my firearm after taking this course. Since there was one instructor for every 4 students there was plenty of hands on training and time given to ask questions.



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