Online courses have been approved by the Massachusetts State Police. These courses will only be taught during the quarantine.
Course fee $50
Course Dates and Times
Monday- Friday 6:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M.
Register for the NRA Basic Pistol Course
This course is for novice and experienced firearms enthusiasts who own a firearm or looking to get one.
All necessary materials provided unless otherwise stated.
Pistol safety, parts and operation
Three fundamental safe gun-handling rules
Three major handgun parts on each of the three action types
Safely demonstrate how to handle a handgun properly (all three types)
Ammunition and pistol shooting fundamentals
Determine proper ammunition for your handgun
Three types of cartridge malfunctions
Determine dominant eye
Explain range commands and procedures to follow
Discuss eight NRA rules when shooting and storing a handgun
Reiterate all five shooting fundamentals
Explain fundamentals of pistol shooting from the two handed standing position
Safely shoot a target from the two handed standing position
Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training
Identify materials needed to clean a handgun
Outline safety guidelines when cleaning a handgun
Explain how to store firearms and ammunition properly
Identify shooting sports, activities, and further training opportunities
To qualify as an NRA Certified Instructor:
NRA Instructor courses are discipline specific. During the course, candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures, basic public speaking skills, training methodology, use of a training team and training aids, organizing a course, building a budget, and finally preparing to teach. In addition, candidates will be provided the appropriate lesson plans and basic course student packets. Role-playing is a major part of an instructor course; therefore, the minimum class size should be at least four candidates, with 10-12 candidates being ideal. Candidates take turns working in teams, actually conducting portions of the course to other candidates who portray basic students.
Training Counselor Sean P. Byrne will evaluate candidates’ performance based on their ability to handle the firearms with confidence, use of appropriate training aids, following the lesson plans and meeting all learning objectives, while utilizing the teaching philosophies expected of NRA Certified Instructors. Candidates can also expect to learn the NRA discipline specific instructional methods and evaluating and improving the performance of beginning shooters. Candidates will be provided with the NRA Trainer’s Guide, appropriate Lesson Plans and Outlines, Basic Course Student handbooks, certificates, basic student examinations, Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program booklet, Basic Firearm Training Programs Brochure, Gun Safety Rules brochure, NRA Trainer’s Examination and NRA discipline specific instructor examination (minimum passing grade is 90%).
Byrne Firearms Training offers the following Instructor ratings:
“I have taken multiple handgun training courses.?Sean’s course is by far the most detailed and comprehensive. His method of training covers range practices, real life weapons management, situational strategies, and ownership legal responsibilities. The best training I have experienced!”?Sincerely?George D Stoughton Ma.
“Excellent course and facility. Instructors are first-rate, friendly, and patient.”? Robert J. Bellingham Ma.
“Glad I took the course. I was a little apprehensive about taking the course and shooting. I feel much more comfortable after taking the course.? Ella S. Walpole Ma.
“This is a very un-intimidating beginner course. Instructors made us feel like no question was stupid. I loved it!” Kelly & Jay L. Plainville Ma.
“I am ready to grow into other guns. Thank you. Excellent course.” Eric N. Attleboro Ma.
“Good class, welcoming instructors, lots of one-on-one attention in the range, great resources. Thank you!” Edward C. N. Attleboro Ma.
“Great facility, great instructors, very thorough! Enjoyed it very much.” Steve C. Cranston R.I.
“As a beginner, I felt this course was informative and comprehensive.” Mike B. N. Attleboro Ma.
“Loved the course. It was an enjoyable day!” Erin K. Foxboro Ma.
“Excellent course – exceeded my expectations. Clone the instructor.” Christopher F. Walpole Ma.
“Very well structured course. I felt this instructor was top-quality skilled. This course was what I was expecting in all ways. Thanks.” J.W. Wrentham Ma.
“The course was great and I would HIGHLY recommend to others.” Gabe Q. Norwood Ma.
“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable. I will highly recommend this class.”? Mary O. Dedham Ma.
“Course well laid out and instructors were well-learned on their areas.” Keith S. Dover Ma.