NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course

This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely. This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot handguns.  The class runs from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm., please arrive 20 minutes early to register.  Students will receive the NRA handbook for the Basic Pistol Shooting Course.  A NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Certificate (required in Connecticut), and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Basic Firearms Safety Certificate (required in Massachusetts) will be awarded upon successful completion of this course.  This course meets all the requirements for getting an LTC Class A large capacity license for Massachusetts and Connecticut.

The course has limited enrollment and classes fill up fast – each class is limited to 12.
The cost of the course is $125.00.  Advanced, full-payment is required to reserve a seat in class.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Rules for safe gun handling
  • Pistol parts and operation
  • Ammunition & Shooting fundamentals
  • Range Rules
  • Massachusetts Gun Laws
  • Process of applying for a LTC in MA

Cancellation Policy:
Due to limited enrollment payment is non-refundable. Rescheduling will be allowed for the next available class only if the cancellation is made a minimum of four (4) days before the class so that the reserved seat can be filled.   Cancellation on the day of the class is considered a ‘no show’.
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What to Bring:
Not required but it’s a good idea to bring/wear: a baseball hat, long sleeve shirt, pen and notebook. While hearing and eye protection are provided you might want to consider purchasing your own eye protection and a set of electronic impact shooting hearing protection earmuffs.

Course Notes:

  • Lunch is Provided – Pizza
  • Do NOT bring guns or ammunition!
  • No walk-ins allowed
  • 100% Attendance required
  • Must bring a Government issued picture I.D.

Please register online by selecting the blue button with the date you would like to attend. Please submit your registration and pay online.

Interest & Questions, email:

Register 10/16/21

Register 11/20/21

Register 12/18/21

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

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