(4 hours - includes a live-fire shooting exercise)
Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training (FIRST) is the NRA’s response to the American public’s need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers.
NRA FIRST Steps Pistol is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation to one specific pistol action type for classes of four or fewer students. The small class size provides students with more personal instruction. This course is at least three hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot a specific pistol action type. This course meets or exceeds the minimum training requirements for issuance of concealed handgun permit in the state of Colorado, and some other states. Students will learn:
The are no prerequisites for taking this course, and the material can be understood by mature people of all ages.
Course Materials Provided
The student's following course materials are included in the cost of the course. Each student will receive a packet, which includes*:
Course Packing List
Participation requires that the student provide the following equipment, which is not included in the cost of the course. Students who arrive without a piece of non-optional equipment listed below will be asked to leave, may be unable to participate in certain sections of instruction, or may be able to purchase suitable replacements on the premises, at our sole discretion. Students should pack:
NOTE: NO LIVE AMMO IS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE CLASSROOM. IT IS ONLY ALLOWED ON THE RANGE.
Minimum Class Size Requirement
Due to the logistical efforts required to conduct this course, a minimum of 2 students must be registered and pre-paid, as of 72 hours before the scheduled time and date, for the course to be held. If this minimum requirement can not be met, the course will be rescheduled to a future date.
* Student Packet contents subject to change without notice.
(Lesson Plan, revised 4-11)