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NRA course offered at the Hernando Sportsman's Club:


The NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting is intended for all individuals regardless of previous shooting experience in a traditional, instructor-led course where you will receive direct instruction from an NRA-certified instructor from beginning to end.

This course takes place on Tuesday, August 10, from 9am – 5pm at the Hernando Sportsman’s Club, 16121 Commercial Way, Brooksville, FL 34614.

Course lead instructor is Jim O’Brien, 1-239-849-5515, or email

Cost of course is $75.00 with a 50% deposit.

Also required is your firearm and 100 rounds of ammo.

This course is completed in a single day format.

To sign up,   go to the NRA Training web site at  and select Pistol Courses and select “Find Near You".   This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting the Brooksville, August 10 course, you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter.

Course topics include gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety.
Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor.
Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

A 50% deposit is required to register for courses.  Deposits are non-refundable. Please make payments to:
Hernando Sportsman's Club Inc., P.O. Box 10754, Brooksville, FL.  34603
Thank you.