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NRA Basic Pistol

September 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Basic Pistol is an NRA-certified course designed for those who have minimal or no experience with handguns. It is also useful for people who have some experience but are unsure of their technique or their knowledge of guns and gun safety. This course begins in our classroom, where students will learn about the function of both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, as well as an overview of the different types of ammunition and how they work. Range rules, shooting basics, and the guidelines for the safe handling of firearms will be thoroughly covered. After the classroom portion, students will head to the range for the live-fire exercises. Both bench-rest and standing shooting positions will be taught. There is a short open-book quiz and a shooting qualification, and after passing both of these tests, students are awarded an NRA Basic Pistol certificate.  We will also demonstrate the basics of cleaning a firearm. There will be plenty of time for questions, and students will also receive information on finding local opportunities for shooting.

We provide .22 calibre firearms and ammunition for the course. Students who do not own hearing and eye protection may also borrow that equipment at the range. If time allows, some larger calibre firearms will be available for students to try. Our goal as instructors is to make sure every student leaves with the ability and knowledge to safely operate a handgun, and has learned those skills in a comfortable and welcoming environment.


Students will need to provide a copy of a current pistol permit, or arrange for a background check through us. Cost of the background check is $30. Please note- If you are a New Hampshire resident, we encourage you to apply for a pistol permit, which will only cost you ten dollars at your local police department. It takes up to two weeks to process, but it is good for five years, and allows you to carry your gun in 28 other states.


September 2, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Spitfire Firearms


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29 Pleasant Street
Claremont, 03743 United States
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