NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course – Instructor Led Only


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Regardless of shooting experience this is an excellent course for all shooters. This course will give individuals the skills necessary for the safe handling of handguns of several types. This course is designed to give the individuals the confidence, understanding, and discipline for safe handgun handling and accurate shooting. This is an eight (8) hour block of instruction involving six (6) hours of classroom instruction and two (2) hours of practical training at the shooting range. By the end of this course individuals will have a better understanding of how handguns function, the various parts, and how to safely handle and store personal firearms. Once you have successfully passed the classroom test and qualified on the range you will receive a certificate of completion.

Cadre: Troy Rhoades will be the Lead Instructor (Reg #: 21-1518) and Chief Range Safety Officer for this class.

Troy has over 19 years in the private security sector with additional experience as a private investigator and Range Coordinator. Troy is currently a Arkansas CHCL & E-CHCL instructor (Reg. #: 21-1518), a certified NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, and Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO). He was also a Glock Armorer from 2005-2008.

Class Location: Patriot Outdoors, 1800 C St S, Ste A, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Equipment List:

  • One (1) Open Mind (required)
  • A functioning handgun (required)
  • 100 rounds of ammunition (required)
  • Eye & Ear Protection (required)
  • A lunch and drinking water (recommended)
  • Pen & Paper (recommended)
  • Bug Spray (recommended)

If you do not have some or all of the equipment list above please contact us ahead of time.

Patriot Outdoors does not allow the recording of any video or audio during classes (YouTube Content Creators may with permission).

BUYING MULTIPLE SPOTS IN THE CLASS – If you’re buying a spot in the class for more than one person please email or call (501)230-0579 with a list of names of all students attending.

Please click on the following link to register for the class through the NRA’s website.

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