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NRA Basic Pistol Course
Our Price: $90.00

2.5HR Block of Instruction
Time: 5:30PM to 8PM
Location: Division Arms, LLC
110-A S Barnes Street
Nashville, NC 27804

The seminar includes classroom instruction on a variety of crime prevention strategies, from criminal psychology to automobile crimes to cyber crime. Seminars can vary in length, and may be modified to suit the needs of a particular audience. This is not a firearms instruction course, and does not include instruction in physical combat or self-defense. Seminars teach about common weaknesses that criminals may take advantage of, and teaches a variety of corrective measures that are practical, inexpensive, and easy to follow.

Strategies include home security, carjack avoidance techniques, cyber safety, and use of personal safety devices. Students will receive the Refuse To Be A Victim student handbook, NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® brochure, NRA Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure, Refuse To Be A Victim® Firearms Supplement, and a course completion certificate. In just three to four hours, you will get the tools you need to develop your own personal safety strategy.

Some of the topics discussed will be:

  • The Psychology of the Criminal Mind
  • Know what criminals look for in a victim
  • Creating a Safe Room & Home Protection Plan
  • Situational Awareness and Avoidance Techniques
  • Internet and Cyber Safety
  • Home & Phone Security
  • Carjack Avoidance Techniques
  • Automobile & Travel Security
  • Personal & Technological Security
  • Use of various Personal Safety Devices (Tasers, Stun guns, Batons, Pepper Spray)
  • Self-Defense Tools and more!
  • Home Invasions and Burglary
  • Interacting with the Police
  • What to do if you do become a Victim
  • How to stop Sliders in their tracks
  • Criminal use of Bump Keys and Prevention
  • Security Window Film
  • The 6 second garage door break-in and how to prevent it.
  • Malls & Parking Garages safety concerns
  • Layers of Defense and making your home a hard target.
  • Mental Preparedness & Controlling Fear
  • Lighting, Alarms, Dead Bolts, Windows and more
  • Rape Statistics and Prevention
  • Banking & ATM Scams
  • Cyber fraud & Electronic Theft
  • Cyber-stalking & Cyber-bullying
  • Workplace & Personal Security
  • Local Crime Statistics and much more.

"FBI statistics say 3 out 4 women (75%) will be a victim of a violent crime at some point in their life".

This NRA course focuses on proactive courses of action, rather than reactive. Criminals prefer easy targets. By making yourself more difficult to prey upon, you lessen your risk of criminal attack. That means having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it.

The NRA Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar covers topics that pertain to both men and women. The information covered is appropriate for young adults, women, the disabled, parents, senior citizens etc. In addition, the Refuse To Be A Victim® program materials also include special teaching modules for parents which discusses tips for children ages preschool to college, the handicapped and more. Women-only seminars are also available.

ps14948-detailRefuse To Be A Victim® was developed by the National Rifle Association in 1993 in response to nationwide requests for crime prevention seminars. Members of the law enforcement community across the country have endorsed the program. The program is appropriate for teenagers and up. With more than two thousand instructors, seminars have been held in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. Tens of thousands of men and women have benefited from the program and its life saving message.

Attendees will receive:

  • The Refuse To Be A Victim® Student’s Handbook
  • The Refuse To Be A Victim® Student’s Handbook Firearm Supplement
  • The Refuse To Be A Victim® Program Brochure
  • The Become A Refuse To Be A Victim® Instructor Brochure
  • The Refuse To Be A Victim® Seminar Completion Certificate

The NRA Basic Pistol Course will familiarize you with the correct operation and maintenance of semi-automatic pistols and revolvers, along with teaching you how to handle and shoot them safely. The course is perfect for the new handgun owner and serves as an introductory skills course for other more advanced defensive or competitive handgun courses. The core basics of pistol marksmanship are the lifelong building blocks for many other hunting or pistol shooting sports. The ultimate goal of the Basic Pistol course is to teach the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

Any person of good character who is not legally disqualified from possessing a handgun in the U.S. can attend this class. All persons of less than 21 years of age may only take this course with their parent or with an adult guardian.

Our team of NRA Certified Pistol Instructors will teach this approximately 8 hour course. Depending on the class size and ability, the instructors may adjust lesson time to assure sufficient repetitions to develop skills.


  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  2. Ammunition Knowledge and the Fundamental of Safe Pistol Operations
  3. Fundamentals of Pistol Marksmanship
  4. Proper Cleaning and Storage of all types of Handguns
  5. Firing the First Shots
  6. Pistol Sports and related activities along with advice on selection of a pistol

This 8 plus hours course combines classroom and live fire range time with up to 100 rounds fired

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding
adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and
experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe
gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm).
Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite
knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course
Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive
shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or
passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course.
Students should expect to shoot approximately 250 rounds of ammunition.
Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills; strategies for home safety
and responding to a violent confrontation; firearms and the law; how to choose
a handgun for self-defense; and continued opportunities for skill development.
Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The
Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship
Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.