NRA Certified Basic Pistol Training

Our latest NRA Basic Pistol Class. 7 students and 7 instructors. (Not shown: Lynn Carruthers and Mike Tonkay)

Columbia Fish & Game offers several NRA certification courses which are listed below. If you are interested in taking one of the classes you can contact us at [email protected]. Include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Date of the course you are interested in.

You will receive an application and waiver in the mail.

Students should bring their own pistol. No live ammo is allowed in the classroom. If requested, a pistol can be provided for an extra fee. Class size is limited and spaces will be provided on a first come first serve basis.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Courses are now available at our club. It is a one day, 8 hour course. The cost is $80.00. This course is designed for every level shooter. If you’ve never touched a firearm or you shoot regularly, you will benefit from this course.

During the course, a team of NRA Certified Instructors will teach comprehension and application of gun safety rules; range protocol; proper handling; loading and unloading procedures; application of pistol shooting fundamentals; stable shooting positions; live fire; and a final shooting qualification.

The next NRA Basics of Pistol class will be announced soon. Please check this page and the event calendar for updates.

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Class

Columbia Fish & Game is now offering NRA Personal Protection in the Home classes to club members and their immediate family over age 18. The cost is per student is $100 for club members and $110 for non-members. Each course consists of an all day Saturday class from 8:00am till 5:00pm.

NOTE: This class has a prerequisite of Basic Pistol Class or NRA pre-course qualification screening.

The class agenda is as follows:

  • Registration & Welcome
  • Introduction to Defensive Shooting: Defensive Accuracy.
  • Basic Defensive Pistol Skills: Assessing the area, Cover and Concealment
  • Qualification firing (Range Time)
  • Firearms and the Law: Possession, Ownership, and the use of Deadly Force
  • Strategies for Home Safety and Responding to a Violent Confrontation:
  • Emergency plan and When the Police arrive.
  • Selecting a Pistol for Self-Defense: Ammunition and Accessories
  • Sport shooting, Activities, and Training Opportunities.
  • Course Review and Exam

Students must bring their own pistol. 9MM/.38 caliber or larger. Recommended service-type firearm with no less than a 4″ barrel. No snub-nosed revolvers or pocket pistols.

200 rounds of standard ammunition. NO magnum, +P or +P+ ammunition permitted. Speed loaders or Extra Magazines, and an outside the waist band holsters are recommended but not required. Safety glasses and ear protection are required and electronic ear muffs with spare batteries are recommended. Hat and long sleeve shirt required and no open-toed shoes.

Class size is limited and spaces will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Watch the site for upcoming dates.