This is the nationally certified NRA class that teaches students to operate and shoot any rim fire or center fire pistol, ammunition knowledge, selecting the right pistol to purchase, care and maintenance, and proper storage. Passing this class is also a requirement if you plan to take the NRA Basic Instructor Training and Pistol Instructor Course to be certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting – $130.00

Learn to operate all revolvers and semi-automatics, gun safety training, ammunition training, fundamentals of shooting, storage practices, and practical shooting drills and qualification levels.

  • Rules of gun safety
  • Revolvers & semi-autos
  • Selecting ammunition
  • Selecting the right pistol
  • Shooting positions
  • Fundamentals of accuracy
  • Live firing practice
  • Making adjustments
  • Supported shooting
  • Unsupported shooting
  • Shooting qualifications level


Dec 9th – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Jan 13th – 8:30am – 6:00pm

Feb 10th – 8:30am – 6:00pm

You can shoot any caliber pistol between .22LR and a .45 ACP. Rental guns will be available and you will shoot approximately 100 rounds in shooting exercises.  Ammunition can be purchased at the range or you can bring factory loaded ammunition for your pistol. This is the same class taught nationwide as a NRA certified training class and students are awarded a nationally recognized NRA Certificate for successfully completing the class.  NRA Pistol Instructor candidates must take the full day instructor led class as a pre-requisite to attending the NRA Instructor Pistol Course.


You must register at least 7 days in advance of class.  If less than four people pre-register the class will be cancelled and deposits refunded.  Last minute registrations taken if four people have pre-registered.

You may call 281-645-6290 to register and pay if you do not want to submit an online registration.  Be sure to supply telephone number where you can be contacted during the day if you leave a message.

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Looking for a  firearm training course in The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, Montgomery, Tomball, or greater Houston area? We’re glad you found us! Give Handgun Skills a call today 281-645-6290.

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