Course Descriptions

NRA Basic Pistol Course - Phase II: The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is a two-part course consisting of an e-learning portion (completed online-in your own timeframe) and a hands-on practical portion conducted at a range under the guidance and supervision of an NRA-Certified Instructor. The course is intended for all adults regardless of previous shooting experience or NRA-affiliation.

Some of the topics in the course include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, selecting and storing a pistol, the fundamentals of shooting, and pistol inspection and maintenance. When you enroll in the online course, you create a personal identification number (PIN). When you successfully complete the course, printing your certificate activates that PIN. The activated PIN allows you to register for the instructor-led training portion of the course.


During the instructor-led-training portion of the course, an NRA Certified Instructor will validate comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification. Cost for Phase 1 - $60.00. Cost for Phase II - $75.00


NRA Basic Pistol Course - Blended: The NRA Basic Pistol Course - Blended consists of classroom instruction and range time. The program covers an introduction to handgun operation, selecting the right ammunition, proper shooting stance and firing sequence, marksmanship coaching, and proper handgun maintenance. Much of the instruction takes place on the range where you hear what to do, see it modeled, and then practice the steps yourself. Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor. Cost - $150.00​


NRA Basic Rifle Course: This course is at least 8 hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; cleaning, and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the Basics of Rifle Shooting handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Rifle Shooting Student Examination, and receive a course completion certificate. Cost - $125.00

NOTE: This course is conducted at the Waveland Gun Club in order to shoot out to 300 yards. For directions, please click on the link below:

Waveland Gun Club


2017 Class Schedule

Personal classes are also available!

If you don't see a date that is right for you, or if you'd prefer one-on-one training, please contact us and we'll do our best to accomodate you!

Indy Gun Shows:

Indy 1500 at the Fairgrounds


Aug. 25-27, 2017

Nov. 3-5, 2017


Indianapolis Tri-State Gun Show

Stout Field

June 17-18, 2017

Sept. 9-10, 2017

Nov. 24-26, 2017

Where you go to become a better shooter.

The Shooting Range

2017 Class Dates


July 8 - Pistol Class

July 22 - Pistol Class

August 5 - Rifle Class

​August 19 - Pistol Class

September 2 - Pistol Class

Septeber 16 - Rifle Class

September 30 - Pistol Class

October 14 - Pistol Class

October 28 - Pistol Class

​November 11 - Pistol Class