By Kyle Jillson | October 29 2013 14:50

Education and Training Division reaches milestone with pistol guidebook

NRA Basic Pistol handbook

Fairfax, Virginia - Earlier this month NRA's Education and Training Division sold its one millionth copy of the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting. Known as the Basic Pistol handbook, the guide is a comprehensive resource on responsible pistol use and is the foundation of NRA’s popular Basic Pistol and FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation courses.

First published in July 2009, the Basic Pistol handbook was written with the intent of becoming an at-home reference guide for gun owners. Topics included in the guide are basic firearm safety, storage options, range rules, target scoring and basic fundamentals such as shooting positions, grip and aiming. The guide can be purchased both individually and as part of a NRA Instructor-led course from the NRA’s Program Materials Center.

“This milestone reflects the growing national interest in firearms and the National Rifle Association’s place as the United States’ top provider of firearms training,” said Bill Poole, Managing Director of NRA’s Education and Training Division. “I would like to thank our more than 116,000 NRA Certified Instructors for their dedication to providing our citizens the means to responsibly enjoy their Second Amendment rights.”

Want your own copy of the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting? Visit the NRA Program Materials Center at http://materials.nrahq.org/go/home.aspx. Interested students can also find a NRA Instructor-led pistol training course at www.nrainstructors.org.

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