Originally Posted By Sgt_Gold:
I'm an NRA certified instructor and the basic pistol course does not contain live fire. On top of this I'm familiar with the issuing judge in Putnam county, and this doesn't sound like him. I'm calling shenanigans.
The NRA Basic Pistol Course requires a live fire range component to in order receive a completion certificate. You must be thinking of one of the other NRA firearm safety courses which do not have a live fire component.
Name : NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
Short Description : Teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and operating a pistol safely.
More Details: This course is at least 8-hours long and includes classroom and range time learning to shoot revolvers and
semi-automatic pistols. Students learn NRA’s rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting
fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest position, and two handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol;
and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting
handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, take a Basics of Pistol
Shooting Student Examination, and course completion certificate. (Lesson Plan 2nd edition, 2009, 02/11)