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Basics of Pistol Shooting Qualification Course

by | Apr 2, 2018 | Concealed Carry, Guides

In order to successfully complete the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course, each student must qualify with a score of at least Level 1 (Red).

This short article will explain what the course of fire is and the minimum requirements to qualify at each level.

Course of Fire

At the end of class, students will shoot the qualification course. In order to show proficiency and receive a certificate, each student must shoot and attain at least Level 1 (Red).

From the standing position, each student must shoot 4 five-shot groups within the 4-inch qualification targets.

The target distance determines the qualification level.

Qualification Levels

Each student will first shoot the Level 1 qualification course. After qualifying at Level 1, each student will have an opportunity to qualify at Level 2, and then Level 3.

Level 1 Qualification: Red – Shoot 4 five-shot groups within the four‐inch targets from 10 feet.

Level 2 Qualification: White – Shoot 4 five-shot groups within the four‐inch targets from 15 feet.

Level 3 Qualification: Blue – Shoot 4 five-shot groups within the four‐inch targets from 20 feet.

NOTE: Groups can be cumulative and do not have to be shot consecutively.

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