MCSSA's NRA Firearms Training: Basic Pistol

Update: August 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM Registration for the Basic Pistol class scheduled for August 14th and 15th is now closed (we have reached our limit of 12 paid students). If I have not called and confirmed your registration and participation in the class, you are not registered. ****************************************************************** Update: August 1, 2010 at 7:20 P.M. Registration for this class will close on Wednesday, August 4th. We need to order the materials from the NRA and reserve the range, pistols, ammunition, and shooting equipment. ********************************************************************* Update: August 1, 2010 at 2:28 P.M. I have received payments from three people (Demory (2), and Harrison (1)). There are seven openings remaining. You must send your payment to reserve your spot. See below for payment information. Admittance to this class is on a first come (payment), first serve basis. Also this is a Saturday and Sunday all day class. I will email you when I receive your payment. ************************************************************** Update: July 9 @ 8:00 AMThis is your last chance to register for the class. On July 19th, we will open the class to the general public. Space is limited to 10 people and there are six spaces left. See below as to whom to make out your payment and where to sent it. If you have any questions, email me. ************************************************************* UPDATE: June 24 @ 8:30 PM The theory portion of the class is scheduled for Saturday in Gander Mountain's classroom from 9-11:30 and from 1-3 (lunch break will be from 11:30 to 1). The shooting portion of the class is scheduled for Sunday at Sharon Johnston Park, Gate 5 in New Market from 8 a.m. until we're finished. All equipment and ammunition will be furnished. The class is limited to 10 people and admission will be based on when your payment is received. Please make your check or money order out to Ed Poniatowski and mail it to me at Debra Wonder; 204 Mountain View Dr., NW; Huntsville, Alabama 35811. If you have any questions, call me at 256-489-0587. Each student will receive a student kit (NRA text book and other items) Curriculum The course topics include:


  • Safe gun handling

  • Loading and unloading

  • Care, Cleaning, and Servicing your pistol.

  • Safe storage of pistols and ammunition

  • How pistols operate

  • How ammunition functions

  • How to properly select a pistol and ammunition for purchase

  • Fundamentals of pistol shooting

  • Shooting from the Bench Rest position

  • Shooting from the one-handed and two-handed standing positions.

  • Opportunities for improving your shooting skills.


Successful graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and pocket card. Successful graduates will also have the option to attend the NRA Personal Protection courses for additional fees if they wish. This includes Personal Protection inside the Home and Personal Protection outside the Home. All guns, ammo, targets, materials, student text, etc. are provided in the Basic Pistol course. The shooting portion will be at the MCSSA Pistol range at Sharon Johnston Park in New Market. *************************************************************************** Madison County Shooting Sports Association (MCSSA) has NRA Certified Instructors available to provide high quality firearms training in "Basic Pistol." The cost of the ten hour class is $50.00 and all equipment will be furnished including the use of a .22 caliber hand gun and ammunition. We'll schedule two five-hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday (August 14 & 15). The date and time are flexible and can be changed. A class can accommodate 10 to 12 people. When there is enough interest, I will provide paypal to handle the financial transaction and enrollment will be limited to 12 people only. Hope to see you on the range.

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  • Debra

    Everything about this course was first class. Excellent organization, presentation, and environment. Ed, Lauren, and Susan did an outstanding job working with us and coaching us along. Thanks!

    August 16, 2010

  • george hamilton

    excellent class! I grew up shooting, and I still learned some things. Also its a great bargain. You get to shoot several different calibers & types of pistols for one low fee. Highly recommended.

    August 15, 2010

  • Marguerite McClintock

    Hey, I couldn't make it to this class but Mr. Ed is a very thorough instructor! (Well, maybe not as good as his wife, LuAnn) Just kidding! You really lucked out getting him as an instructor! Just don't ever try to break into their home for "garden" equipment!

    August 10, 2010

  • Ed Poniatowski

    Greetings Folks! Ed Poniatowski here and I will be your Instructor for this event. I'm glad you have all signed up to take the NRA Basic Pistol course on the 14th and 15th. For those of you who are familiar with firearms, this will be a good review. For those of you who are new to this, I want to congratulate you for your willingness to learn something new and maybe move out of your comfort zone. I promise you will all get your money's worth and have some fun! See you soon!

    August 4, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, any type of commercially available firearm, i should say :)

    June 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    You do not need a permit to own any type of firearm in the state of Alabama. You do need to keep them unloaded in the trunk to transport them, since you do not have a pistol permit (which is really a permit to carry concealed).

    If you have cases for them, case them. Put them in a duffel or backpack, throw it in the trunk, and head to larry's. The guys behind the counter are really busy on saturdays (open til 4pm) but any of them should be able to help you out.

    June 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is written on them? You could just bring them by Larry's Pistol and Pawn on north parkway, the guys there are knowledgeable and helpful.

    June 18, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can i bring my own .22 pistol?

    June 15, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been meaning to do this so I can take protection inside & outside the home, great!

    June 14, 2010

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