Course Cancellation/Change


  • Substitutions of attendee may be made at any time.
  • Attendees must cancel at least 72 hours prior to the course date to receive a full refund less a $15 administrative fee.
  • For cancellations received within 48 hours of the course date no cash refunds will be provided.  Instead, a one-time class rescheduling can be made.  A rescheduled course must occur within 12 months from original course date.  If a course has not been attended within the 12 month period all course fees are forfeited by the participant.
  • Failure to attend the course or cancellations less than 48 hours notification will result in no refund or credit of the course fee or rescheduling.
  • The Foothills Firearm Instruction reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars at any time.  IF we cancel or reschedule the seminar due to weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, you are entitled to a full refund.  The Foothills Firearm Instruction is not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you as a result of such cancellation.  IF The Foothills Firearm Instruction cancels a seminar in which you are enrolled, you will be contacted at the email address you provided when registering, so please be sure to provide a valid email address and check your-email prior to attending class.

NRA Basic Pistol Course


Course Length: 8 hours


The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Basic Pistol course is the platform from which other advanced courses are taught. This course is recognized nationally as the pinnacle of basic pistol instruction. Several states and municipalities across the United States utilize this course as the prerequisite for obtaining a concealed firearms permit / concealed handgun license.


Once students complete the classroom and range portion of the NRA Basic Pistol Course, they are prepared to safely participate in learning more advanced skills. Some of these advanced skills include the use of firearms for personal protection in and outside the home. Additional training opportunities will be discussed during the delivery of this course.


This class meets the State of Colorado Concealed Carry Permit requirement.


Course Information:

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Course Goal: "To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely"


Through this course students will learn to:

  • Apply NRA Safe Gun handling practices and handle a pistol in a safe manner.
  • Identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions and demonstrate how they function.
  • Identify the components of pistol cartridges, state the major types of cartridge malfunctions and store ammunition properly.
  • Demonstrate the two-handed standing position with a pistol and adopt the fundamentals necessary to shoot accurately and safely.
  • Score a target using approved NRA method.
  • Apply a set of guidelines to assist in selecting and purchasing a pistol.
  • Clean and maintain pistols to keep them in good condition and proper working order.
  • Participate in a variety of shooting activities and sports.


NRA Online Course Registration


Lesson Plan:

  • Lesson 1: Firearm and Range Safety Review
  • Lesson 2: Fundamentals
  • Lesson 3: Loading, Cocking, De-cocking, Unloading, and Pistol Maintenance
  • Lesson 4: Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualification
  • Lesson 5:  Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance


Cost: $ 75.00* per person


  • Cleaning Equipment
  • Targets


Materials Provided by Student

  • Pistol**
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Ammunition (200 rounds)


Important Notice: Firearms must be kept in a case until instructed otherwise and no ammunition will be allowed in the classroom. Please leave ammunition in your vehicle until you are instructed to retrieve it for ‘live fire' exercises.


*Range fees may be additional.

**Students who already own a pistol may use it for the course.


Please call to arrange your class today!!