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Course #1  NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
Course #2  NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation

The NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course is designed to teach the basic knowledge ,skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. - 10 hours

The NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation is to provide beginning shooters with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely. - 3 hours

First steps is the National Rifle Association's response to the American public's need for a firearm orientation program for new purchasers. New firearm owners are encouraged to take the "first step" of obtaining training, and the NRA FIRST Steps program is designed to provide a hands - on introduction to the safe handling and the proper: one for rifle, one for pistol, and one for shotgun.

Gun Safety

Guns have always been a controversial issue due to the fact that they can be used to intentionally or accidentally kill people or animals. Knowing how to use a gun safely is very important if you will be going target shooting or hunting. Many people have guns in their home for their own protection as well but they should be kept out of the reach of children. Guns should always be placed under lock and key but too many people don’t do it as they want to be able to access it quickly should they feel threatened.

Gun safety doesn’t only pertain to those that use real bullets though. Airsoft guns, pellet guns, and paintball guns can all be dangerous as well. A person should always assume any gun is loaded and therefore a danger. It should never be pointed at someone else and it should never be played with. Anyone that will be carrying a gun should take a course in safety first. There is much more to it than just carrying the gun a certain way.

Accidents have been known to happen when people aren’t being as safe as they should with guns. Education is a large part of helping to reduce the number of such events that take place. Many children learn from their fathers and grandfathers to use a gun and safety should always be an important part of that learning process.

Most manufacturers of guns also do their part to ensure they are safe. They have advanced mechanisms to help prevent accidental firing and jamming. This is why the triggers on many models of guns require plenty of force to initiate them. They also offer locks for parents to place on their guns so that children can’t access them.

Anyone that is around guns or owns guns needs to make sure they are never careless. It only takes one false move to result in serious injuries and even death. Many people that leave guns out in the open are also being held liable when children access them and accidents occur. With more gun makers partnering with retailers and consumers to offer information on gun safety the number of incidents involving them is likely to continue dwindling.

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