NRA Defensive Pistol
Course Length: (4 to 8 hours) – typically a weekend class
Course Level: Advanced
The NRA Defensive Pistol Course is conducted by a select group of NRA Instructors. The training will focus on technique and the development of a defensive mindset. The goal of the course will be to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly, and with confidence. Upon successful completion of this training student’s should be able to demonstrate the following:
Required Ammunition/Equipment for Students:
As part of the course, students will receive copies of all of the following:
Those passing the final shooting test will receive an NRA Defensive Pistol Qualification certificate.
Students are expected to show validation that they have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Safety course; or before taking this class successfully completed a pre-course evaluation with the instructor, where potential students are asked to demonstrate safe gun handling, shoot a series of five-shot groups, discuss the operations necessary to zero a pistol. Student must already possesses a working knowledge of handguns and gun safety and should be experienced shooters, showing mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling.
*Range fees may be additional.