The Basic Pistol program we offer at BSP is just that, basic. The material is presented so that the person who has never held a handgun will received a solid foundation for marksmanship, and the intermediate level shooter will also be able to enhance his or her abilities. This is an eight (8) hour program that introduces the student to the history, variations, functions, and safe handling of the handgun. We will review firearm history and development, proper grip and body mechanics, aiming and trigger control, and most importantly we will constantly practice the NRA principles of safe gun handling throughout the entire day. Additionally, each student will participate in a live fire exercise. All firearms an ammunition for this class will be provided by instructors
We have found that this, and any class that extends beyond four (4) hours, is far more enjoyable and beneficial when it is broken up into two (2) four (4) hour sessions. Therefore, we generally schedule two days to complete the course.
Brittany Training charges $100.00 for Basic Pistol. Members of Brittany Shooting Park will receive a $20 discount on all training classes offered at the facility.
This, as stated, is a Basic class. While it is accepted by many states as adequate training to meet their CCW requirements, it does not necessarily prepare the student for a defensive shooting situation. We strongly encourage all participants who take Basic Pistol to explore additional training that focuses on defensive situations. NRA Personal Protection In
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Basic Pistol is listed by the Illinois State Police as an approved ciriculum for eight (8) hours of training toward the sixteen (16) hour requirement for the Illinois CCW Permit. This class along with the eight (8) hour Illinois Defensive Pistol class we teach here at BSP will satisfy the entire Illinois requirement.