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If you want to take just the Instructor Led Module from me, you must first complete the NRA Self Learning Module.  The NRA will charge you $60 to take the Self Learning Module.  If you opt to register with me to take both modules I will charge you $30 for the Self Learning Module.  Click here to register with the NRA for this part of  the course.  You will need the PIN issued by the NRA when you complete the Self Learning Module before you can register for the Instructor Led Module.

To register to take the Instructor Led Module from me, click
here and select NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Blended in the PISTOL Learn to Shoot section, select Georgia and pick a date for one of my courses.  Register on that site and I will contact you with class details.

NOTE:  If you want to take Instructor Led Module for only one type/action of handgun we can do that.  You would have to meet the performance standards with only one gun.  It will probably save at least an hour of classroom time.  You would still receive a  certificate but it would specify only one type of handgun and the performance checklist would not be filled in for the other types of handguns. 

THIS IS A VALUE ADDED COURSE.  WE ADDRESS SKILLS THAT ARE NOT COVERED IN THE SELF-LEARNING MODULE
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Time Required
: Usually 7 or 8 hours

Who should attend?
New shooters 18 years of age or older who have completed the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Self Learning Module.  Minors may attend if accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Goal:
 apply the knowledge acquired in the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Self Learning Module under the supervision of an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor.

Course fee:  $100 (paid in advance) + range fee @$24.   

Certificate Issued:  In order to be certified as having successfully completed Instructor Led Module the student must be able to perform all gun handling requirements safely, properly assume and shoot from the benchrest and two-handed standing position and meet the standard of the level 1 qualification course (Four five shot groups inside a four inch circle at ten feet).

Prerequisites:
  Be able to legally possess a handgun (e.g. you are not disallowed by state or federal law from being in possession of a handgun) and pass the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Self Learning Module.

Student equipment: 

Note paper, pencil or pen,
eye and ear protection,
baseball cap and
driver’s license (adults). 
Handgun and ammo is provided (.22 rimfire) or student may opt to bring his own handgun.  If he brings his own firearm he must also bring two magazines (semi-auto pistol) or one speedloader or speed strip (revolvers)
Recommend at least 200 rounds of professionally manufactured ammunition. 
He should also bring the user manual for the handgun.


Learning Objectives: 
Note:  The learning objectives in bold type are evaluated as performance standards.  The times are approximations.  Based on past experience new shooters need to be taught hands-on skills almost from scratch.
 
Exercise 1 Firearm and Range Safety (approximately 1.5 hours)
Discuss causes of negligent discharges.
Apply the NRA rules for safe gun handling.
Review Grip (semi-automatic pistol and revolver).
• Assume the ready position.
Clear revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.
Pass a handgun to another person.
• Review NRA rules for using and storing guns. 
• Review hygiene rules.

Exercise 2 Fundamentals (approximately 2 hours)

Apply the NRA rules for safe gun handling
Demonstrate a proper two hand grip (revolvers and semi-automatics)
Demonstrate the benchrest and standing firing positions.
Demonstrate the five steps to learning both firing positions(dry fire).
Review the five fundamentals of pistol shooting.
• Introduction to the Integrated Act of Firing One Well-aimed Shot
Apply the NRA rules for safe gun handling
Apply the five fundamentals of pistol shooting (dry fire).

Exercise 3 Loading, Cocking, De-cocking, Unloading and maintaining handguns (approximately 2 hours)

Apply safe gun handling rules.
Load, cock, de-cock and unload a double-action revolver.
Load, cock, de-cock and unload a single-action revolver.
Load, cock, de-cock and unload a semi-automatic pistol.
• Explain importance of maintaining a handgun.
Demonstrate knowledge of how to maintain a handgun.
Reloads (Emergency, Speed and Tactical)
Cycle of Operation
Stoppages (causes, Immediate Action, Remedial Action)

Exercise 4 Shooting Positions and Qualification (2 hours, 30 minutes)

Classroom (approximately 30 Minutes)
  • Review adjusting sights and Kentucky windage/Tennessee elevation.
  • Understand the range rules for the range we will be using.
  • Review how to deal with malfunctions and questions on the range.
  • Understand and comply with range commands.
  • Review the benchrest and standing firing positions.
  •  Range practice (approximately One Hour thirty minutes)
  • Apply the NRA rules for safe gun handling.
  • Apply the five steps for learning the benchrest position.
  • Shoot from the benchrest position (dryfire and live fire).
  • Apply the NRA rules for safe gun handling.
  • Apply the five steps for learning the standing position.
  • Shoot from the standing position (dryfire and live fire).
  •  NRA Basic Pistol Qualification (about 30 minutes)
  • Shoot the qualification course at level 1.
  • Shoot the qualification course at levels 2 thru instructor levels. (Optional)