Pistol Instruction

Within the Norfolk County Rifle Range membership, we have several male and female Nationally Certified and/or a NRA National Certified Instructors.

Please contact the NCRR Chief Instructor, Brian Hirschler, to get information about instructors near you. Phone 757-855-5792 or Email.

Norfolk County Rifle Range (NCRR) does not offer classes or private training to public as an entity.

We do allow our members who are Nationally Certified Instructors and carry all the proper credentials and insurance requirements as set forth by the Board of Directors to conduct their range certifications or private training to individuals.

Basics of Pistol Shooting

The NRA has made many changes to the Basic Student Pistol Class program and you can now do it one of two ways.

  1. Blended Class Learning: The online portion of the Blending Learning Basic Pistol Course is linked below. The cost is $60.00 and takes up to 6 1/2 to 7 hours to complete…at your own pace.
    Once you register, the NRA will send you the Basics of Pistol Shooting student handbook. After you have received the book and completed the course, print your completion certificate and contact the Chief Instructor, Brian Hirschler. Phone 757-855-5792 or Email.
    Then we can send you a list of NCRR member NRA Instructors to choose from who will be able to do the hands on portion of the program. Each instructor sets their own pricing for the required remaining 5 hours of classroom and shooting.
    Enroll here: https://basicpistol.nra.org/
  2. Instructor Led Class: This is an 8 to 9 hour course conducted by an NRA Instructor. The instructor provides the materials and delivers the book to the student a week or two ahead of class time, so the student can become familiar with the material to be covered.
    Each instructor sets up his/her class to suit the student and their own business, following the requirements of the NRA. The instructor will register you for the class, or have you register for your preferred class date. Any deposits, etc., are explained as well as their pricing and what it includes.
    This registration prepopulates your certificate of completion. After the course and shooting qualification is completed, the instructor signs and completes your certificate and provides it in a PDF format to you.
    Please contact the Chief Instructor, Brian Hirschler, to get information about instructors near you. Phone 757-855-5792 or Email.