Basics of Pistol Shooting (BoPS)

Basics of Pistol Shooting Instructor-Led Course

Course Fee - $80

Included in this 8-hour course are lessons covering:

  1. Pistol Knowledge and Safe Gun Handling (2 Hours)
  2. Ammunition and the Fundamentals of Pistol Shooting (2 Hours)
  3. Shooting Positions and Shooting Qualification (2 Hours)
  4. Scoring Targets and Selecting and Maintaining a Pistol (1 Hour)
  5. Continued Opportunities for Skill Development (1 Hour)

The GOAL of the Basics of Pistol Shooting Course is:

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


The Basics of Pistol Shooting Course is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling of a pistol in classes of eight or fewer students.  This course is approximately eight hours long and includes classroom and firing range time learning the basic fundamentals of shooting a pistol.  Students will learn the rules for safe gun handling; pistol parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; shooting from the benchrest and the two-handed standing positions; cleaning the pistol; and additional opportunities for skill development.


Students receive a course completion certificate, a wallet ID card, and a PowerPoint presentation notebook from Halls Firearm Training.