Arizona: 

First Steps Pistol, Basic Pistol Shooting, Resident Concealed Carry

First Steps:
Pistol

Description:

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.

 

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.”


—NRA FIRST Steps Orientation Lesson Plans

Lessons

  • Introduction to Safety, Parts, and Operation

  • Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Shooting

  • Introduction to Shooting from the Benchrest Position

  • Introduction to Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities

 

Prerequisites:

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”.

Basic Pistol Shooting

Description:

The Basic course can be as short as ten hours. In it, students will get the NRA's The Basics of Shooting handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of firearms, the fundamentals of marksmanship, various firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of sports and activities.

 

Course Goal:

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a firearm safely.”

 


—NRA Basic Shooting Course Lesson Plans

Lessons

  • Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling

  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Shooting

  • Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)

  • Multiple Shooting Positions

  • Sports and Activities

 

Prerequisites:

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”. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.