BSA NRA Basic Pistol Course


Available Dates:

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Sunday, April 14

Course Description:  This 8-hour class is very informative and FUN!  Learn to develop safe habits or take the class as a refresher.  The course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. We include classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.  Students will practice skills using a laser simulator in the classroom before engaging in live fire.  Participants should allow ample study time as we distribute course materials upon payment to be read prior to the class. Successful completion of this course will earn the student the certificate required to apply for a Concealed Firearm License from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture.

Subjects Covered:

  • Safe Handling
  • Pistol Knowledge
  • Ammunition Knowledge
  • Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Shooting Positions
  • Scoring Targets
  • Selecting a Pistol
  • Cleaning and Maintaining a Pistol
  • Continued Opportunities for Skill Development

Recommended Equipment:

Gulfstream Council provides the firearms and ammunition for this class

Eye and ear protection (We have extras on hand for those who do not own these)

A hat is highly recommended

A cooler with snacks and liquids

Pen and paper for taking notes

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