NRA Basic Defensive Pistol

The NRA Basic Defensive Pistol Course teaches students the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required to carry and use a concealed pistol correctly and ethically, responsibly and with confidence.

The NRA Defensive Pistol course will concentrate on the techniques that help to develop a defensive mindset. The goal of the course is to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to carry and use a concealed pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection Outside the Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and the NRA Defensive Pistol certificate.

This course is only conducted by NRA certified Advanced Pistol Instructors.

Skills Learned

After participating in this course, each student will be able to explain and demonstrate with confidence the following: how to apply the NRA Rules for Safe Gun Handling while carrying a concealed firearm; basic principles of concealment; the difference and principles behind cover and concealment; drawing from the holster; many levels of successful mental awareness; developing the proper attitude when using a pistol for personal protection/self-defense; clearing common stoppages; use of pocket pistols; Students will be given continued opportunities for skill development; and more.

Dates and Locations

Coming soon in the fall of 2019


Thomas J. Wilson

Step 1: Register Online for the Class

Click the button below to register for the class on the NRA website. Choose the correct class and instructor, and fill out the information to register for training.

Step 2: Make Online Payment

Training Class.

Click the button below to pay for the class. Please make this payment as soon as you register for the class.


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