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The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course is an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) that offers comprehensive instruction in pistol shooting. This 8-hour course is suitable for shooters of all levels and emphasizes safety and responsible firearm handling.

Key components of the course include:

  • Gun Safety Rules: Essential safety practices for handling and storing firearms.
  • Operation of Revolvers and Semi-Automatic Pistols: Detailed instructions on the mechanics and use of these two common types of pistols.
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Selection: Guidance on choosing the right ammunition for different types of shooting activities.
  • Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting: Core principles and techniques for accurate and safe pistol shooting.
  • Marksmanship: Techniques to improve accuracy and shooting skills.
  • Shooting Range Safety: Best practices for maintaining safety on the shooting range.

Gear List:

  • Open mind
  • Pistol or revolver (loaners available if needed)
  • Minimum of 150 rounds of factory ammunition for your specific firearm
  • Eye and ear protection (let us know if you need them)
  • Hat or cap with a bill
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (classes are held rain or shine)
  • Comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots (no open toes)
  • Paper & pencil
  • Water
  • $10.00 range fee (cash)

Unless otherwise stated, all classes will be held at Hirts Defensive Solutions, 24 State Route 20 Spur, Cartersville, GA 30121. The start time is 9:00 AM.

Please note, the course cost does not include firearm rentals, ammunition, or extended range times.



NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

  • Cancellation/ Refund/ Exchange Policy: Booking a class at Hirt's Defensive Solutions LLC is a commitment to train. We train in all weather class will not be called off cause it's raining. If you are unable to attend we will move your deposit to the next available class. NO CALL NO SHOW NO REFUND. If Hirt's Defensive Solutions LLC cancels the class YOU WILL BE ISSUED A FULL REFUND

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