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Basic Pistol Instructor

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor

from 75.00


This 16-hour course teaches Instructor Candidates the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course and includes the NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT).


  • 21 years old
  • Complete Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led Training with a score of 90% or higher (CLICK HERE for course dates)
  • Qualify at the Instructor level during the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instrucor Led Training
  • Complete a pre-course firearms handling drill 
  • Complete a pre-course questionnaire 

*Deposits and courses are non-refundable.  Students may apply the costs to a future date or another course.

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December 30th & 31st (2017) - January 20th & 21st - February 19th & 20th SOLD OUT (Victorville, CA) - March 17th & 18th

May 19th & 20th - June N/A - July 21st & 22nd - August 18th & 19th - September 15th & 16th

October 20th & 21st - November 17th & 18th - December 15th & 16th

Open Seating: Pay for the course now without choosing a course date. Perfect for a gift or individuals with demanding schedules.


Day 1: 8:00 Am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)

Day 2: 8:00 Am - 5:00 pm (1 hour lunch break)


Class Portion:   Defensive Tactics and Firearms 504 E Alvarado St, Suite 207, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Range Portion:  Finn Foundation 4 Youth  6463 Sombrero Rd Fallbrook, CA, 92028


Range Directions: From Rainbow Heights Rd turn right (east) onto Sombrero Rd. Stay left on the pavement until you see signs for "DTF Private Range". Range is the last property on the road.


  • 3 inch 3 ring binder
  • Highlighter and pen
  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol or Revolver with a minimum of 50 rounds of ammunition (day 2 only/rentals available)
  • Range appropriate clothing
  • Shoes/Boots – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.

Credential Fees:

Upon the completion of this course instructor candidates must pay a credentialing fee directly to the NRA.  Credentialing fees are based on NRA membership status and current instructor status as follows:

  • NRA member first instructor rating - $30
  • NRA member additional instructor rating - $10
  • Non-NRA member first instructor rating - $50
  • Non-NRA member additional instructor rating - $30

*Deposits and courses are non-refundable.  Students may apply the costs to a future date or another course.