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Defensive Pistol I Qualification

Participants should complete the Pistol Qualification course prior to starting Defensive Pistol I. Defensive Pistol I Qualification is designed to compliment Personal Protection In The Home Courses. While Defensive Pistol II is designed to compliment Personal Protection Outside The Home. These two qualification courses help participants become familiar with the pistol/revolver, and enhance their ability to react in any defensive situation that might arise. 

Revolvers and Semi Automatics

Any Semi-automatic pistol or revolver with any type of sights may be used. All calibers


Any sights may be used


All shooting will be done from the standing two handed position. Each rating will have additional requirements. Participants will search and asses after firing each repetition.

Target, Distance, and Score


21 feet

All shots in the 8 ring or better


When time restrictions are specified, shooters should have another individual act as timekeeper, or play a recorded sequence with start/stop signals.


Defensive Pistol I Rocker
Appropriate Rating badge
Completion Certificate

From a young shooter's first BB gun to sophissticated air rifles, shotguns, pistols, and rifles. The Winchester/ NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program offers family fun and enjoyment sure to last a lifetime.

* Qualification courses of fire are open to everyone - men and women, adults, and youth.

* ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction

* ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

*ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.

Persons with physical disabilities are welcome to participate in the Marksmanship Qualification Program. You may use a nontraditional, adaptive shooting position unique to you.

Shooters acquire the large discipline patch at the onset of the profram and as each rating is earned, they are entitled to all of the corresponding awards for the rating. Each rating level has a skill rocker, medal, and certificate award that recognizes and highlights the achievement.

The courses of fire in the qualification program are designed to take shooters from beginning skill levels (Pro-Marksman, Marksman) through intermediate levels (Marksman 1st Class, Sharpshooter, Expert) up to a nationally recognized skill level -- Distinguished Expert -- the pinnacle of the program.












By the time a shooter completes the Distinguished Expert rating, 

he or she has attained a proficiency level paralleling that of a competitively classified Sharpshooter.


*First Discipline: $ 35/month.

*Two Disciplines: $ 60/month.

*Unlimited Disciplines: $ 90/month.



Firearms, ammunition
holster, benchrest, stands, and targets
are available for use or rent

*Witness Requirements
*Rules interpretation
*Record Keeping

*Qualification: $35
*Awards Presented by Program Administrator on site upon completion of each qualification

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