The NRA Pistol Instructor course teaches instructor candidates the “NRA Way.” Instructor candidates are required to sit through an Instructor Led Training (ILT) Basic Pistol course to see how the NRA wants this discpline conveyed. (I you would like a referral to an instructor who gives discounts to people attending merely to satisfy the NRA’s prerequisite, contact Todd Larato via E-mail HERE or Michael Hernandez HERE. The instructor course includes the Basic Instructor Training (known as “BIT”). After studying the NRA’s policies and procedures, attendees will begin with terminology of both revolvers and auto-loading handguns. The next lesson covers ammunition. Then they will study how to teach the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, including aiming, breath control, hold control, trigger control and follow through.
On day two of the training session, novice students will be brought in to allow the instructor candidates to work on their presentations. Then the instructor candidates will be teamed up with a novice student and teach them the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship. The trip to the range and their live-fire skills will prove the success of the instructor candidate’s ability to communicate the fundamentals to the new students in a very practical teaching session. The course will conclude with a written test, which requires a 90% successful completion.