Beginning Shooters / Pistol Permit Courses

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

The National Rifle Association's "Basics of Pistol Shooting" course is nationally recognized and is the first step for the beginning shooter. The course is offered in two formats to provide for the student's learning style. Successful completion of either NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course formats will fulfill your training requirements for your Connecticut Pistol Permit as defined in Connecticut General Statute 29-28(b)(1). Course length: 8-13 hours.

**If it is your desire to eventually obtain certification as a NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol; the Basics of Pistol Shooting - Instructor Led Training (ILT) course is the pre-requisite course for the NRA Pistol Instructor course.

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Basics of Pistol Shooting - Blended

This course has an easy-to-understand e-learning component which allows you to go at your own pace and learn from the comfort of your own home. The course includes 11 lessons and takes approximately eight (8) hours to complete. Upon successful completion of the self-learning module, the student will then schedule a five (5) hour practical session with a NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol. Learn more...

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Basics of Pistol Shooting - Instructor Led Training (ILT)

This eight (8) hour course is a traditional course of instruction based on the NRA's instructional model of total participant involvement (TPI). The student "learning by doing" is emphasized. All of the course content is taught under the direct supervision of a NRA Certified Instructor - Pistol.  The Basics of Pistol Shooting - Instructor Led Training (ILT) session is the pre-requisite course for the NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting course. Learn more...

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