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*NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. Students will learn the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; the particular pistol model parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate.

The First Steps Pistol session is scheduled for four (4) hour time blocks. The number of seats available for each session is two (2). This allows for more personal and more effective training time during the dry-fire and live-fire exercises.

*This course does not meet the minimum training requirements for CHL licenses in many states. 

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Equipment and Clothing Requirements

Equipment: All safety equipment, ammunition, pistols, targets, etc. will be provided. If you own shooting glasses or ear protection, you can also bring them if you prefer to use your own.

Clothing: Please wear closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals), a crew neck (T-shirt) or button-up shirt (no low-cut neckline). Long pants are recommended, but not required. You may also want to bring a baseball cap or a billed hat. During the live fire exercises, there will be hot brass being ejected from the pistols which may bounce onto you. This clothing will offer you the best protection.

Course Fee Information: The course fee is $65.00 per student.

Payment Options: Accepted forms of payment include personal check or USPS Money order (Made payable to: Robert D. Soule, Jr.), cash (exact change please). Payment is expected upon receipt of the course certificate.