NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting course offered


The North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is offering a series of monthly safety classes to the general public.

The next course, NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting, will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, and continuing 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept 17 at the NWSA range located at 886 Gun Club Rd. off Oak Harbor Rd. This course uses the the new NRA format, an online e-learning portion the student completes at home, which introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely.

The pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range where students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses.

This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range. The cost of the class is $25.  Students can start the online portion of the class at For questions or to register call NRA instructor John Hellmann at 675-8397 or email  Additional information can be found at


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