“Practical Tactical” Firearms & Personal Protection Training • Common Sense Self -Defense

NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION

NRA Courses Offered by Big Texas Firearms Training

Are you looking to purchase a new pistol? Would you like to learn about  how to safely use, store, and clean a pistol? Are you interested in  getting a concealed carry permit?



If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider taking an...

NRA Basic Pistolor

FIRSTSteps Pistol Orientation course.


Both the Basic Pistol and the FIRST Steps courses are  introductory in nature and present the same type of material. In each  class, instructors cover the NRA’s gun safety rules, pistol nomenclature and operation, ammunition, shooting fundamentals, cleaning, range  rules, and continued opportunities for skill development. The format of  the classes is very similar, beginning with a classroom portion before  heading to the range for live-fire shooting exercises.


Basic Pistol is a 10-hour course where students learn about both semi-automatic pistols and revolvers. FIRST Steps is only 3-4 hours long, and focuses on only one pistol action  type (semi-automatic OR revolver, not both) and model (Glock 19, 1911,  etc). When choosing a course, make sure you take several factors into  consideration such as the action type of the gun you own or plan to  purchase and your experience handling and shooting pistols.


If you are looking to learn about handling both semi-automatic pistols  and revolvers, you may want to take the Basic Pistol course. If you  already own a semi-automatic and want to learn more about your gun, then the FIRST Steps Pistol course may be right for you.

 

If you are still unsure about what class to take drop us an emailor give us a call.  We'll be glad to help you make an informed decision.  Bill Robertson - 281-253-3366


NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation

$75.00 Go here to register.


Description

FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility,  and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps  program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.


 This course, because of its narrow  focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours. Students will get  the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and  quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting  position. As the number of participants or pistol types present  increases, the course will take proportionally longer.

Course Goal

To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to  the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation
  • Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position
  • Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

Prerequisites

The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.


Course Completion

Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, FIRST Steps Course completion certificate, and Lesson Plan.

 

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

$125.00  Go hereto register.

Description
The Basic Pistol course can take anywhere between 6 and 8 hours depending on the number of students. In it students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and 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 learn the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.


Lessons & Topics

  • Safe handgun handling
  • Pistol knowledge, parts and operation (both Revolvers and Semi-Autos)
  • Ammunition knowledge including components and function
  • Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship including grip and control
  • Firing the first shots and the basics on sight alignment
  • Considerations for the care and maintenance of your handgun
  • Two-handed and one-handed standing shooting positions
  • Pistol sports and activities
  • Becoming proficient with your handgun
  • LIVE FIRE at the Range

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination, course completion certificate, and Lesson Plan.