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  • Tall Guns now carries RATS - Rapid Application Tourniquet System. Price is $15.95 in Black, Red or Orange. EDCs are $4.00. Buying a RATS and EDC together you get a $1.00 discount. (04/2018)
  • Tall Guns has been awarded the right to use the By Colorado logo by the byColorado licensing program. This signifies companies that are based, design their products and make their products in Colorado. (10/2014)
  • Colorado West Firearms Institute has joined the Tall Guns network Affiliated Independent Instructors licensing our Colorado Handgun Permit course program serving Colorado West from the Grand Junction area. (10/2014).
  • Tall Guns announces a price reduction in its combined Colorado and Utah CCW/CFP Course. The new price is $99.95 for both highly valuable permit course. (08/2014)
  • ODIN Defensive Training has joined the Tall Guns Independent Affiliated Instructor team providing training in various locations (04/2014).
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  • Tall Guns is certified as the only TASER certified civilian training academy location in Colorado (10/2012)

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NRA Basic Pistol - Instructor Led Training



The NRA Basic Pistol course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.

This course is conducted in a classroom and at a live-fire range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor.

The course is intended for all law abiding adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.

Course includes the following topics gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers  and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. 

Course cost includes either a semi-automatic or revolver handgun and ammunition for the live fire exercises.

This course includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.

During the instructor-led-training portion of the course, the instructor(s) will validate your comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions. The insturctor(s) will also conduct a final live fire shooting qualification at a local range.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class includes:
  •    Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  •    Ammunition Knowledge
  •    Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  •    Bench-rest and Two-handed Shooting
  •    Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol
  •    Practical shooting exercises are then conducted at a local range.  

Warning: If you are pregnant or nursing, we require a written doctor's authorization allowing you to shoot and handle ammunition. Exposure to lead particulates in the indoor range as well as when handling ammunition may be detrimental to your child. Please consider that when making decisions regarding exposure to live-fire at the range. Consider the NRA Pistol Marksman Simulator Course as an alternative option.

The scheduled class is taught at our Loveland, Colorado facility and live fire is held at an indoor shooting range.

Tall Guns NRA Basic Pistol Package

No Classes are currently scheduled. Please call 970-619-8154 or email us at Info@TallGuns.com to inquire about scheduling a course.