NRA Basic Pistol
A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, they can be the hardest to learn.
The Basic Pistol course can be as short as ten hours. In it students will get the NRA’s The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.
“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”
- Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
- Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
- Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
- Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
- Pistol Sports and Activities
Please contact the instructor of your choice to learn of any prerequisites for taking this course,and the materials needed for the course. See the Instructors tab for a list of qualified instructors.
The following Business or individuals have contacted the Custer Sportsmen’s Club and presented insurance and certificates of instruction as well as willingness to teach this class. Custer Sportsmen’s Club has authorize these vendors to use the Custer Sportsmen’s Club Facilities to teach this course.
Content of the course is determined by the individual vendor and is not determined by the Custer Sportsmen’s Club.
For information from a particular instructor contact information is below:
Custer Firearms Academy Rick Naslund 360-303-9519, Clark Cotner 360-371-7900