CCNC Basic Pistol

Pistols can be the hardest to learn. In the Basic Pistol course students will learn the the basics of pistol shooting and receive intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.


Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.” NRA



  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting

  • Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)

  • Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions

  • Pistol Sports and Activities


Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.


Both the instructors and students are required to treat safety as the number one priority of this course.

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