Firearms Courses

Expert Training by Nationally Certified Trainers


The NRA is recognized for safe firearms training, developing millions of safe, ethical, responsible shooters and instructors. Shields Point is please to offer a variety of NRA safety and firearms training courses.

Designed for new or seasoned shooters, all firearms courses require online instruction before attending hands-on exercises and range qualification.

In the Basic Pistol Shooting course, students will learn gun safety rules, proper operation of semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Successful completion of this course will qualify the training requirement to apply for a Virginia CCW permit. Use of a Glock 17 pistol, 50 rounds of 9mm ammunition, eye protection and ear protection is included. Students may use their own firearm but must provide 50 rounds of appropriate caliber ammunition (factory grade only, no re-loads).

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