NRA Pistol Instructor

The NRA Pistol Instructor Course is designed to develop NRA Certified Instructors who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to conduct and teach the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course.  Completion of the course will also enable new pistol instructors to apply to the Louisiana State Police to become Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Instructors.

This three day course, taught by FRC’s Chief Instructor and NRA Training Counselor, John Hanchey, consists of one day of BIT (Basic Instructor Training) and two days of the NRA Pistol Instructor Course.  After completing the registration process students should submit their NRA Basic Pistol Course Completion Certificate (a pre-requisite for the Instructor Class) and the Pre-Course Questionnaire no later than one week prior to the first day of class.  Detailed instructions via e-mail will follow registration.

Students meeting all the requirements, and who pass the class with a score of 90% or better, will be certified as NRA Pistol Instructors and will be authorized to teach NRA Basic Pistol Classes. 

Topics covered include:

  • NRA Training Program Policies and Procedures
  • NRA Training Programs
  • Organization of NRA Courses
  • Teaching Methods and Principles
  • Budgeting and Marketing
  • Ethical and Legal Responsibilities and Issues
  • Introduction to NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Lesson Plans
  • Teaching Pistol Knowledge and Safe Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Instructional Methodology
  • Improving Performance of Beginning Shooters
  • Target Scoring, Pistol Maintenance, and Opportunities for Further Skill Development

Class length: 3 Days

What to bring: A complete gear list will be provided once registration is complete.

**Please Note:  This class is normally held no more than 3 times a year, and each class is limited to 10 students total.

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