InstructorDebby Schilling
TypeOnsite Course
Time14 hrs

This 2-Day course teaches the knowledge, skills and attitude essential to organizing, promoting and teaching NRA’s Basic Pistol Shooting course. Students demonstrate organizational and teaching skills via participation in practical exercises during the course, and complete an instructor certification examination. Students will receive the NRA Pistol Shooting Instructor Candidate Packet upon registration via email and supporting materials. Students are required to print and bring with them their copy of the Candidate Packet, Instructor Manual, pre-qual questioner and pre-qual assessment.

DAY #1: 9:30am – 5:30pm
DAY #2: 10am – 3pm


  • Possession of basic firearm safety and shooting skills is a perquisite for certification as an NRA instructor. Prior to the instructor training, candidates complete a pre-course questionnaire and demonstrate their firearm background in pre-course assessment exercises.
  • This is a BIT required class. You must have had the BIT within the last two years. Click HERE to view BIT Classes being offered at Howell’s!
  • NRA NOW REQUIRES candidates to complete a NRA BASIC PISTOL course in order to participate. ENROLL FOR THIS CLASS and we will issue you a 15% discount off of the 11/16/18 course if you need this to qualify.

Working handgun & 1 magazine
50 rounds of Factory ammunition
YOUR PRINTED COPY OF: Instructor Manual, pre-qual questionnaire, pre-quel assessment
Eye & Ear protection
Closed toe shoes
High collared shirt
Long pants suggested
Brimmed ball caps recommended, but not required.
We recommend you bring your lunch.

Course Transfer: With 72-hour advance notice of event date we will issue a unique re-registration code for course transfers.
Cancellation Refund: Refunds for 75% balance of event fee, if no transfer is possible, are issued in the form of store gift cards only but ONLY if we are notified of the cancelation up to 72-hours in advance of event date.
No-Call/No-Show: Participants who do not show to the event without prior 72-hour notice forfeit their total registration fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Events close for online registration three (3) days prior to start date. However, there may be spots still left! Call us to confirm at (207) 657-2324.