Best Handgun Training

Our Mission: To provide professional instruction and training while introducing Safe and Responsible Gun Ownership, use and activities.
It is our belief that individuals should be armed to protect themselves within our Constitutional Rights.
The 2nd Ammendment guarantees the People The Right to Keep and Bear Arms


NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Course


FIRST stands for “Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training”, a program the NRA developed to meet the need for a firearms orientation program for new gun purchasers. This FIRST Steps program is a basic course abbreviated to the most fundamental shooting skills, and the specifics of a particular model of pistol.

This course, because of its narrow focus, can be completed in about three hours. Students will receive the Basics Of Pistol Shooting, and quick practical lessons on the safe use, cleaning, and storage of their pistol. The practical exercise covers a single pistol shooting position.


Course Goal

“To provide the beginning shooter with an introduction to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to own and use a specific pistol model safely.”

NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation Lesson Plans


  1. Introduction to Pistol Safety, Parts, and Operation 
  2. Introduction to Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting 
  3. Introduction to Pistol Shooting from the Benchrest Position 
  4. Introduction to Pistol Cleaning, Storage, and Training Opportunities 


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

Course Completion

Instructors will provide feedback on the live-fire exercise and a certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the lessons.

To view the current First Steps Pistol schedule of courses, click here

If you would like to schedule a private lesson of the First Steps Pistol course with Best Handgun Training Instructors, send a confidential email with your name, address and telephone number, or call (916) 295-8489.

This First Steps Pistol course is approximately 3 hours long.

The cost of this First Steps Pistol course is $175.00 per person and includes all training materials and certificate.




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