Practical Pistol

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting-ILT

from 100.00

See "Additional Info" for course dates, times, location, and equipment.

This course is a pre-requisite to becoming an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor.

The goal of the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting - Instructor Led Training (ILT) is to teach students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.  

This 8-hour course goes over both the revolver and semi-automatic action types in great detail.  This course is an excellent starting point for the new or soon-to-be pistol owner or the shooter looking to become more proficient with their own firearm.

Students are encouraged to use their own handgun.  Students who do not own their own firearm or are looking to purchase their first handgun may rent our firearms. 

*Course fees and deposits are non-refundable but can be applied to any other course or future course date.

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Additional Info


January 7th & 19th - February 4th (SOLD OUT) & 16th - March 4th & 16th - April 8th & 20th

May 6th & 18th - June 3rd & 22nd - July 8th & 20th - August 5th & 17th - September 9th & 14th

October 7th & 19th - November 4th & 16th - December 2nd & 14th

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


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:  DTF Private Range 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.


  • Ear and Eye protection (electronic muffs preferred)
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol with at least 200 rounds of ammunition.
  • At least two functional magazines (semi-autos).
  • Comfortable clothing and a shirt that covers the chest.
  • Shoes/Boots – comfortable with sufficient support to permit a full range of motion. No sandals or flip-flops.

*Course fees and deposits are non-refundable but can be applied to any other course or future course date.