NRA Basic Pistol Training

The Club's NRA certified instructors will teach the basics of safe handgun handling and familiarization, to interested adults. All owners of handguns are encouraged to take the basic pistol course which is designed to provide a hands-on experience in safe handling and proper operation of a handgun, and qualify in basic marksmanship. 


DESCRIPTION:                The NRA Basic Pistol class consists of two parts and provides students a Certificate acceptable for application for a Virginia concealed carry permit (CWP). 

Phase I teaches the basics of firearm mechanics and safety while Phase II is a live fire qualification course.

Phase I is completed in a live classroom program with our NRA Certified Instructors, or as an option at your leisure using an online blended self-study program.  We STRONGLY recommend you attend the Instructor Led classroom session, however you may register for this class and choose the on-line Phase I portion by contacting the instructor.

Following the classroom session, conducted on a Thursday evening, the Phase II session is conducted on the following Saturday at the Rappahannock Pistol & Rifle Club ranges, located at: 640 Blueberry Point Rd, White Stone, VA. 22578.

During the live fire session you will review range safety protocol and complete a final live fire shooting qualification exercise.  Students will expend +/- 200 rounds in completion of two live fire exercises learning to placing five shot groups on target.  You are encouraged to use your personal firearm and ammunition for this exercise, however instructors will provide a firearm and ammunition (.22LR only) if you do not own a personal firearm.

Cost of this class (Phase I & Phase II) is $70.00.  Club members receive a 50% discount. Pre-Registration and fee payment is required. Please make your check payable to RPRC and mail payment to the instructor at:  NRA-Phase II PO Box 391 White Stone, VA. 22578


Thursday & Saturday

Thursday & Saturday

Thursday & Saturday


June 22 AND June 24, 2017

August 24 AND August 26, 2017

October 26 AND October 28, 2017


6:00PM -10:00PM Thursday AND 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday

6:00PM -10:00PM Thursday AND 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturday

6:00PM -10:00PM Thursday AND 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Saturd