NRA Courses

This is a great course for someone that is purchasing their first firearm or purchasing a firearm they have never owned before. You will learn how to properly handle the firearm, and shoot it effectively and safely. The NRA Basic Pistol Course includes a 4 hour classroom plus a 4 hour range. This course will teach handgun owners the basics of firearm history along with techniques to fire and defend themselves with their firearm.


Basic Pistol Includes:

  • Firearm History
  • Handgun Safety, Storage and Transportation
  • Live Fire Exercises Related to Defensive Shooting

Materials Needed:

  • A Handgun: You may use one of 1st Tactical Defense’s handguns if you do not have one for a small fee. Please ‘Add to Cart’ this option if it is needed to ensure there are enough firearms for everyone.
  • Ammunition: 100 rounds of ammunition for the handgun you intend to use for the qualifying section of this course. 1st tactical Defense can supply these if needed for a fee. Please let the Instructor know before the range section of the course if you will be needing this supplied for you. Price varies depending on the caliber of ammunition required.
  • Hearing Protection.
  • Eye Protection: Prescription glasses are acceptable.
  • 2 Magazines or Reloading Devices: For the handgun you intend to use to qualify. If you are using one of 1st Tactical Defense’s handguns, this will be provided for you.
  • Hand Towel
  • Closed Toed Shoes: Ranges offer all kinds of hazards from sharp rocks to hot shell casings from expended ammunition. It is imperative that the student wears shoes according to the weather as well as to the dangers on the range.
  • Folding Chair (optional)
  • Baseball Cap/Sun Protection (optional)

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an instructor you can email us at or call530.917.2500.

We proudy support the NRA and encourage all our students to join. This is a Certified NRA Course taught by a Certified Instructor and will be registered under your membership upn completion if you are a member.

Course Fee: $50.00

Cancelation Policy: 5 day cancelation policy to receive a refund. To cancel you must call 530.917.2500. If you leave a message you are not confirmed canceled until you hear back from the Instructor. If your message was left 5 days before your class and confirmation is not received until later, you will receive a credit. If you wish to reschedule, we still ask for 5 days notice. This allows 1st Tactical Defense to open your seat to another student.


This is the first part of our CCW Course. 1st Tactical Defense offers for its student to receive a credit, in the amount spent on this couse, if within the calender year of taking this course the student wishes to apply for their CCW Permit and take the rest of the required eduction with us! Many people, once they learn to effeciently use their firearm, want to become a CCW Permit Holder. If this becomes the case for you, we encourage you to continue your education with us! You will be required to qualify on the range seperately for the Basic Pistol and CCW Course but you will not be required to pay an extra fee. This gives you more time with your hangun on the range, making you more effective and comfortable with your firearm. If you are interested in this offer please contact!