NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Training


Jul 29, 2023 8:00 am to Jul 30, 2023 6:00 pm



Avondale Scout Reservation
14433 LA-10
Clinton, LA 70722


NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Training

This 16-hour course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, promoting, and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course.


  • Saturday, July 29, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (NRA Basic Pistol Shooting/BIT)
  • Sunday, July 30, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (NRA Instructor Pistol Training)

PREREQUISITE: Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a prerequisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.

DESCRIPTION: The course is presented in two parts: basic instructor training, and discipline-specific instructor training. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Trainer’s Guide, NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet, and NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course student packet.

COST:  $250 (Includes both Basic Pistol and Instructor courses, BIT Training, and all required training materials)


NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course:

NRA Instructor Pistol Shooting Course:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Saturday, July 22, 2023
(Note: See comments on the NRA registration page.)

LUNCH: You may bring your own, but there will be time for you to run out and get something to eat.

CONTACT: Alan Esterly at 225-717-0805 (cell) or via email at

Please bring a valid NRA member number to the training. If you need to join the NRA, go to JOIN NRA. This will save you a lot of time waiting on your certification.


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