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NRA Basic Pistol - Phase 2



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

As of February 17, 2016 the NRA has implemented a new "blended" learning program for the Basic Pistol Discipline.

The most significant of these changes are in the following "bulleted" topics.

  • You must have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Phase 1 program offered as an e-learning program at the NRA's website before attending this course.
  • Fees for the Phase 1 program are not included in the cost for this course and are collected separately by the NRA.

The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion, Phase 1, to be completed online in your own time frame followed by a hands-on practical portion, Phase 2, 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.  Phase 1 must be completed in order to successfully enroll in the Phase 2 portion of the course. Some of the topics in the Phase 1 e-learning course include: 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. 

The most significant of these changes are in the following "bulleted" topics.

  • You must have completed the NRA Basic Pistol Phase 1 program offered as an e-learning program at the NRA's website before attending this course.
  • Fees for the Phase 1 program are not included in the cost for this course and are collected separately by the NRA.
How to enroll in Phase 1:

When you enroll in the Phase 1 online course, you create a personal identification number (PIN). When you successfully complete the online Phase 1 course, printing your certificate activates that PIN. The activated PIN allows you to register for the instructor-led (Phase 2) class to complete the course.
  • Enroll into the Phase 1 program can be done at the NRA Online Training web page by clicking the following link: NRA BASIC PISTOL Phase 1.

How to enroll in Phase 2:

Go to http://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx and select NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Phase 2, enter your zip code, and search.  You will find our courses listed in Loveland, Colorado at the Tall Guns Training Center. Then go to Tall Guns Course Calendar select the calendar month and select the Phase 2 course you desire, enroll and pay for the course.

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.

Phase 2 of the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class will review Phase 1 instruction, including:
  •    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.