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NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course
NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course

Our Price: $300.00



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 fees.

Additional information:

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 pistol

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 students.

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%).

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