Pistol for Dummies (Online)


This is an online introduction to firearms and is also required for NRA Basic Pistol Certification. You can also send this as a gift!

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    This class assumes you know very little about firearms… hence the reference to the “Dummies” Series. It’s a good idea to take this class prior to our Pistol series.  However, some of our seasoned clients still learn a lot from this class!  This course is also a prerequisite for the NRA Basic Pistol Qualification.

    This class is an online course via Zoom.



    • Four firearm safety rules
    • A brief history of handguns
    • Introduction to guns – types of handguns
    • Nomenclature / parts of the gun
    • Basic ballistics: sizes, calibers & types / how to read a box of ammo
    • How guns work
    • What to look for when buying a gun
    • Who cannot have/own a gun
    • The process of buying a gun
    • Basic gear needed
    • How to store your gun
    • Range etiquette – how to load and make ready/unload and show clear
    • Firearm Safety test (optional)
    • NRA Basic Pistol Exam (optional)