Our NRA Pistol Instructor Training course is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course. NRA Pistol Instructor Training begins with our NRA Basic Instructor Training class, which must be successfully completed first. Both classes together form the required course for NRA Pistol Instructor certification. (You are not considered an NRA Certified Instructor until the NRA Training Department processes your application and issues your instructor credentials.)

An NRA Pistol Instructor Training class begins right after NRA Basic Instructor Training stops: with Lesson VI.

Then NRA Pistol Instructor Training proceeds through eight lessons that teach you how to conduct the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course step by step using the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans, and how to teach pistol shooting on a basic level. NRA Pistol Instructor Training concludes with the Pistol Instructor Examination and other preliminaries to certification by the NRA.

We help you learn you what you need to know for success as an NRA Pistol Instructor and we help you apply your knowledge, skills, and attitude to teaching your own classes successfully.  Photographs on this page show just a few aspects of how we teach a typical NRA Pistol Instructor class. Two photographs give you a glimpse of our hands on instructional method. First we teach you how to coach a student firing the first shots. Then we supervise you as you do an actual coaching session with a student firing those first shots. We explain, demonstrate, and guide you through what you need as a first rate certified Pistol Instructor. Look for us in the photographs and you'll notice that we are always visible but never intrusive. 

Here are the lessons in the NRA Pistol Instructor Training class:

  1. Introduction to "NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Outline and Lesson Plans"

  2. Teaching "Pistol Lesson I: Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling"

  3. Teaching "Pistol Lesson II: Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting"

  4. Basic Pistol Shooting Instructional Method

  5. Teaching "Pistol Lesson III: Firing the First Shots"

  6. Teaching "Pistol Lesson IV: Scoring Targets and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol"

  7. Evaluating and Improving Performance of Beginning Pistol Shooters

  8. Teaching "Pistol Lesson V: Continued Opportunities for Skill Development"

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