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October 12, 2019
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Why Take This Course?

Even if you have never held a handgun, you will be able to safely handle, shoot, clean, and store a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver after you complete this course. If you are already familiar with handguns, this course can help you become a more accurate and safer handgun owner.

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a certificate that you can use to apply for your Colorado Concealed Handgun permit.

This course is thorough, low-pressure, low-stress, and fun. It is very 'hands-on'. You can ask questions at any time! The class size is a maximum student/instructor ratio of 4:1 in the classroom, and 2:1 on the range to ensure you get personalized, focused attention as your knowledge and skills grow. You will never be asked to do anything that you are uncomfortable doing. You learn at your pace.

Everything is provided in this class. Guns, ammunition, cleaning supplies, and even eye and ear protection. You do not need to own a handgun to take this course. In fact, this class teaches you how to choose your first handgun! Both semi-automatic and revolver-type handguns are available for use while you are taking the class.

Pistol with colored sightsIf you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it to class on the first day and again on the second day at the range. Please make sure it is in a case both days when you arrive.

Please Note: Absolutely NO live ammunition is allowed in the classroom at any time.


Course Description


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting class teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is 100% Instructor-led.

  • Part 1: This portion of the course is conducted in a classroom environment during the first part of the course. You will learn about gun safety rules; types of pistols; proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols; ammunition knowledge and selection; selecting and storing a pistol; the fundamentals of pistol shooting; clearing stoppages, zeroing; pistol shooting errors; and pistol inspection and maintenance. Part 1 lasts approximately 4-5 hours.
  • Part 2: Time to head to the range! Meeting at the Summit County Shooting Range, you will get a chance to put into use the knowledge and skills you learned in the classroom session. Everything is provided included handguns, ammo, eye, and hearing protection.

Class Details


Part 1: Classroom Session: Summit County Classroom

Part 2: Range Session: Summit County Shooting Range



Part 1: Classroom Session: Saturday October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM.

Part 2: Range Session: 2-3 hours following Part 1 at the Summit County Shooting Range.



The total cost is $125 payable to the "Summit Range Association" on the first day of class (cash or check).

Course Sign-Up Information

Space is limited in this course so sign up just as soon as you can. You can sign up for the dates that work best for you using the links below:

If this web does not work for you, please send an email to The lead instructor will be in touch with class details and additional information.


If you have any questions at all about this NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course, please send an email to "".