Pistol - Basic (Co-ed)
This course includes a FREE Initiative 1639 required firearms safety training lesson and certificate
Topics covered in this class include: gun safety rules, proper operation of semi-automatic and revolver pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol specific to you (the user), safe and correct storage of firearms when not in use, the fundamentals of shooting, the three (3) secrets of accurate shooting, pistol inspection and maintenance, stoppage clearances, shooting positions, and a qualification marksmanship shooting test. A light snack is provided, but you will need to bring a lunch.
This course meets the pistol safety requirements for obtaining an Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and an Idaho Standard Concealed Weapons License. WA has reciprocity in ID, but having a non-resident ID license gives a person reciprocity in the same states as Utah at a lower cost. Students will be responsible for following the state’s requirements for obtaining their concealed carry licenses.
Course fee includes all student materials - NRA Book, Exam, NRA Associate Membership, downloadable exam prep materials, range fees, targets, and certification fees.
The shooting range is a private range. The gate is open from 8am - 8:15am. There is no cell service at this location, so please do not be late. There is no capability to conduct class and let late comers into the range.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES, LESSON 1:
- Identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions.
- Demonstrate how pistol actions operate, how to load, unload, cock and de-cock a pistol
- Explanation of the NRA rules for safe gun handling
- Student will demonstrate how to handle a pistol in a safe manner
LEARNING OBJECTIVES, LESSON 2:
- Learn to identify the different components of a pistol cartridge
- Be able to explain the firing sequence of a cartridge
- Explain how to properly identify and store ammunition
- State the major types of cartridge malfunctions and how to react to and correct them
- Explain the fundamental of pistol shooting
- Initiative 1639 required firearms safety training
LEARNING OBJECTIVES, LESSON 3:
(at the range)
- Demonstrate the learning steps to assume the bench-rest position
- Demonstrate the learning steps to assume the Isosceles, modified-Isosceles, Weaver, and modified-Weaver positions
- Learn the basic guidelines for selecting and purchasing a pistol
- Identify the materials needed to clean a pistol
LEARNING OBJECTIVES, LESSON 4:
(at the range)
- How to properly score a pistol target
- Shoot the course qualification
- Demonstrate how to safely clean a pistol
Initiative 1639 required firearms safety training
Yes, but the training requirement only applies to purchases of semiautomatic assault rifles after July 1, 2019.
Owners of semiautomatic assault rifles who obtained their firearm before July 1, 2019 are not required to have training.
The training requirement does not apply to other types of firearms
After June 30, 2019, before delivering a semiautomatic assault rifle to a purchaser, a dealer must be provided proof that the purchaser has completed a recognized firearm safety training program within the past five years.
The training must be sponsored by a federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement agency, a college or university, a nationally recognized organization that customarily offers firearms training, or a firearms training school with certified instructors.
The training must include instruction on:
- Basic firearms safety rules;
- Firearms and children, including secure gun storage and talking to children about gun safety;
- Firearms and suicide prevention;
- Secure gun storage to prevent unauthorized access and use;
- Safe handling of firearms; and
- State and federal firearms laws, including prohibited firearms transfers.
- Initiative 1639 does not require any state agency to further define the information that must be taught in a required firearm safety training program.
- Joseph Chandler