Basic Pistol Course

ADSA Basic Pistol Course

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Ambridge District Sportsmen’s Club

Sunday, April 8th – 9:00am to 4:00pm  ( One Day Class )

To Register Call : Tom – 724-831-8830

or e-mail Tom at

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Course Description

A pistol, or handgun, is a firearm designed to be fired while being held in one hand. While such firearms are small and compact, it is a well recognized fact that they can be the hardest to learn.

The Basic Pistol course can be as short as one day. In it students will get the S.A.F.E. Fundamentals Of Basic Pistol handbook and intensive lessons in safety, gun handling, the various types of pistols, the fundamentals of pistol marksmanship, various pistol firing positions, several practical exercises on the firing range, cleaning, storage, and a summary of pistol sports and activities.

Course Goal

“To teach the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude for owning and using a pistol safely.”


  • Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling
  • Ammunition Knowledge and Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting
  • Firing the First Shots (includes cleaning and storage)
  • Two-handed and One-handed Standing Shooting Positions
  • Pistol Sports and Activities


The are no prerequisites for taking this course and the material is accessible to appropriately supervised mature children.

Course Completion

Students will receive feedback on the live-fire exercise and a course completion certificate upon successful completion of the lessons. There is a short written test on the lesson material at the end of the course.

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