Virtual Firearms Training & Awareness


Only available to women in a safe and friendly environment

Virtual Target Shooting, Parker, Colorado

NRA Women’s Basic Pistol Course

Age: 21+ | Cost: $185 | Length of Course: 8 hours | Pre-requisites: None

Only available to women in a safe and friendly environment, whether you are picking up a gun for the first time or need a little refresher. All women, regardless of shooting experience, can build the foundation of their training in this female-friendly atmosphere.

All women, regardless of shooting experience, can build the foundation of their training in this female-friendly atmosphere.

The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Basic Pistol course is the platform from which other advanced courses are taught. This course is recognized nationally as the pinnacle of basic pistol instruction. Several states and municipalities across the United States utilize this course as the prerequisite for obtaining a concealed firearms permit / concealed handgun license.

Once students complete the classroom and range portion of the NRA Basic Pistol Course, they are prepared to safely participate in learning more advanced skills. Some of these advanced skills include the use of firearms for personal protection in and outside the home. Additional training opportunities will be discussed during the delivery of this course.

This class will leverage and utilize the shooting simulator for various drills and scenarios to help create a more interactive and stimulating training environment. These drills provide excellent dry fire exercises in a safe controlled classroom environment before conducting live fire drills at the pistol range.

This class meets the State of Colorado Concealed Carry Permit requirement.

Course Information:

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Goal: "To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely"

Through this course students will learn to:

  • Apply NRA Safe Gun handling practices and handle a pistol in a safe manner.
  • Identify the principal parts of a pistol and the types of pistol actions and demonstrate how they function.
  • Identify the components of pistol cartridges, state the major types of cartridge malfunctions and store ammunition properly.
  • Demonstrate the two-handed standing position with a pistol and adopt the fundamentals necessary to shoot accurately and safely.
  • Score a target using approved NRA method.
  • Apply a set of guidelines to assist in selecting and purchasing a pistol.
  • Clean and maintain pistols to keep them in good condition and proper working order.
  • Participate in a variety of shooting activities and sports.
Lesson Plan:
  • Lesson 1: Firearm and Range Safety Review
  • Lesson 2: Fundamentals
  • Lesson 3: Loading, Cocking, De-cocking, Unloading, and Pistol Maintenance
  • Lesson 4: Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualification
  • Lesson 5:  Firearm Cleaning and Maintenance
Materials Provided By Virtual Target:
  • Targets
  • Ammunition and accessories can be purchased through Virtual Target at a discount rate
Materials Provided by Student:
  • Pistol
  • Eye and Ear Protection
  • Ammunition (200 rounds)
  • Cleaning Equipment

The Blackhawk Holster with the index finger release will not be used in the classroom, range or on duty.



Important Notice: Firearms must be kept in a case until instructed otherwise and no ammunition will be allowed in the classroom. Please leave ammunition in your vehicle until you are instructed to retrieve it for ‘live fire’ exercises.

Advanced courses are performed at an outdoor range and may be subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. If courses are cancelled, they will be re-scheduled at the earliest possible time. Students will have the option to re-schedule at a later date or receive a full refund.