The NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course is done in two
modules - Basic Instructor Training (BIT) and Pistol Instructor Training.
Instructor candidates MUST pass a pre-course
qualification prior to be certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor.
Basic Instructor Training
(BIT) Fri March 12th1200-6pm
Pistol Instructor Training
Sat March 13th 8am - 6pm
*This NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course includes the
BIT (Basic Instructor Training). All new NRA instructor candidates must
complete the BIT course before becoming a Certified NRA Instructor. If
you have taken a BIT course in the last 2 years you are not required to attend
Friday afternoon but I do recommend it as a refresher. (you must provide a copy
of your BIT certificate to be exempt)
Course fees for weekend 1 ($350 normally this course is
$300) includes all materials & range times, but excludes NRA certification
1. Please complete the Pre-Course Questionnaire and email
it to me as I need it prior to the first lesson.
2. Please review the Pre-course Qualification which will
be conducted at the range... Note you will need 50 rounds of your
specific pistol ammunition. **NO reloaded ammunition!
3. Payment for the course will be due prior to the
attending the course.
4. The NRA has made a new requirement for Instructor
Candidates... NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course the online phase is a
prerequisite. This serves to vet a candidate's comprehension of the basic
knowledge and technical aspects of the course and familiarizes the instructor
candidates with what their future students will be learning in the online
phase. You will need to bring a copy of your certificate to class on Friday.
Here is the link for the course: https://basicpistol.nra.org/
Here is the link for the Pistol Instructor Course: https://www.nrainstructors.org/CourseDetails.aspx?Courseid=651805&seats=10&State=n&zip=28722&radius=25.1&id=21&bsa=&youth=&women=
You will need 2 one inch binders, a black pen,
highlighter, and notebook paper.
Beverages will be provided while in the
classroom...please feel free to bring your own food and beverages.
For the range you will need hearing protection, eye
protection, proper range attire, pistol of your choice, and 50 rounds for your
Also bring what you consider your favorite training aid
in regards to pistol training
**NO FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION ARE ALLOWED IN THE CLASSROOM!
You will be provided a place to store your firearm if needed.
Instructor training courses are conducted by NRA Training
Counselors. Training Counselors are active and experienced instructors who have
been certified by NRA to train experienced shooters to teach others to shoot
To qualify as an NRA Instructor:
•Candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid
background in firearm safety and shooting skills acquired through previous
firearm training and/or previous shooting experience. Instructor candidates
must be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish
to be certified.
•Candidates will be required to demonstrate solid and
safe firearms handling skills required to be successful during an instructor
training course by completing pre-course questionnaires and qualification
exercises administered by the NRA Appointed Training Counselor.
•Candidates must satisfactorily complete an NRA
Instructor Training Course in the discipline they wish to teach (e.g., NRA
Basic Pistol Course), and receive the endorsement of the NRA Training Counselor
conducting that training.
NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During
the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public
speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training
aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach.
In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic
course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course;
therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with
10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually
conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic
Training Counselors will evaluate candidates' performance
based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of
appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning
objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified
Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific
instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning
shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer's Guide, appropriate
Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic
student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program
booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure,
NRA Trainer's Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination
(minimum passing grade is 90%).