Basic Pistol

I was asked to post this information about an upcoming Basic Pistol class. My disclaimer is that I have never been to this range and I do not know this instructor, but the person asking me to post is a person I trust, so if you are free September 1st and are looking for a ladies only course you here is some information on one being held at the Colonial Shooting Academy.


NRA Basic
Pistol Shooting

This course 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; two handed shooting position; cleaning the pistol; and continued opportunities for skill development. Everyone will receive
the NRA Guide to the Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook,NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet and course completion certificate.

This course fulfills the training requirement for the Concealed Handgun Permit!!

Date: September 1 Time: 9:00-5:00

Class Instructor: Kim Barton

For additional information, please see John
Savage, Director of Training or email
[email protected]

Handgun, ammunition, eye and ear
protection included in the price. Just wear
comfortable clothing and have fun!

Tuition $175.00


10 thoughts on “Basic Pistol

  1. I am a concealed carry permit hold in NYS. I carry just about everywhere I go except to work – it is strictly forbidden there. I believe if you are going to carry for personal defense, you need all the training you can get. I am fortunate to have taken Basic Pistol, Personal Defense Inside the Home and Personal Defense Outside the Home, as well as Defensive Pistold 102 and 201, and Home Invasion Tactics. You can never have too much training.

    • I agree…good quality training is very beneficial. I think training is very important, but I think implementing it is more important. I had a lengthy discussion with a gentleman who took several courses from FPF, but he never carried. Training should be more that just something to do a few times a year.

  2. Can I ask a question without paying tuition? LOL

    I had a disagreement with a gun shop owner. I said it’s very important to break my weapon down for a thorough cleaning every 100 rounds or so.

    He said people are clean fanatics and you only have to clean the bore.

    I think he’s nuts, but, how often do you clean your weapon?

    I was buying some EEZOX and he said my weapon was perfectly clean. I disagreed . I’m seeing lead powder and it’s bothering me.

    • Ha, you can ask me anything…I might not answer, but you can ask:)

      I generally clean my gun after each time I use it, but I am not as fanaticle as others. If I go to the range and shoot 200 rounds, I am going to come home, strip it down and clean it, but honestly neither my Glock or my M&P get all that dirty.

      I like to error on the side of caution and a clean gun never hurts:)

      • Cleaning the bore and action after every time shooting is just good basic maintenance. If nothing else it gets flecks of unburned powder out of the way and the sweat, oils and other stuff from your hands off the metal parts and putting lube where it ought to be. A bore snake and a toothbrush are probably sufficient for doing this but there is just something I find soothing about a cleaning rod and patches. Doing this also gives you the opportunity to eyeball the firearm and notice anything that might be amiss before you notice it just after it blows up.

        A detailed stipdown and cleaning probably does not need to be done more than once a year unless you are going through several cases of ammo a month.

        One reason folks try to limit the amount of cleaning owners do is because cleaning rods used to be made of hard steel and would scratch/scar the bore. Another reason is the obsessive insistence that cleaning patches come out clean enough to diaper a baby – it’s just not gonna happen unless you strip out all the oil and lube, in which case you need to know how to put it all back properly.

        But then I also believe that after cleaning a fouling shot is in order. Go figure!

        stay safe.

        • WOW. What a place to come with a question! I wanted a bore snake but the man at the gun shop insisted I didn’t.

          But thanks for letting me know that a complete dis-assembly isn’t necessary more than once a year.

          My weapon is misfiring a lot, but it hasn’t passed the 500 round ‘break in’. I was assuming a lead buildup or bad ammo was at fault.

  3. Not only do they know their stuff but they are more than willing to help those of us, like myself, that are learning!

  4. I’ve never heard of a malfunction because a gun was too clean, however…

    Question on the malfunction? What kind of malfunction? You shouldn’t have malfunctions just because a gun is new. If you don’t mind sharing the type of malfuction and the type of gun?

Comments are closed.