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NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Course
Training Courses
FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA
developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This
FIRST Steps program is a basic courses abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills,
and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.

This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed as quickly as three hours.
Students will get the NRA's The Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook and quick practical
lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a
single pistol shooting position. As the number of participants or pistol types present increases,
the course will take proportionally longer.

Course Goal

    “To provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and
    attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”


  1. Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation
  2. Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  3. Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position
  4. Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities


    The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material is accessible to
    appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

    Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course certificate upon
    successful completion of the lessons. Students will receive a “Basic Practical” rocker
    upon successful demonstration of firing a qualifying “group”.

Training price

    NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Course --- $50.00 ($35.00 for Long Prairie
    Gun and Archery Club Members)