Pistol Instruction

Norfolk County Rifle Range (NCRR) does not corporately offer classes or private training.

We do allow NCRR members who are Nationally Certified Instructors with current credentials and meet the insurance requirements as set forth by the Board of Directors, to conduct private training.

Within the Norfolk County Rifle Range membership, we have several male and female NRA National Certified Instructors that fill the aforementioned criteria.

In alphabetical order, they are as follows:

  • Crowling, Bob – 954-551-7208 or Email.
  • Hartung, Wanda – 757-613-3401 or Email.
  • Hirschler, Brian – 757-855-5792 or Email.

Basics of Pistol Shooting

The NRA has made many changes to the Basic Student Pistol Class program; there are now two options available.

  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 instructor you wish to work with, or ask for our chief instructor’s recommendation.
    An NCRR member NRA Instructor will be able to do the required 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 orders the NRA packet and delivers it 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 their own price and will schedule the class date(s) and time that is suitable according to NCRR’s calendar and everyone’s availability.
    You can either register online or have the instructor do it for you. This registration pre-populates 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.
    You may also search for instructors in your zip code here, although they may not be NCRR member or able to use our facility:
    https://www.nrainstructors.org/search.aspx

    You may contact any of the instructors listed or the NCRR Chief Instructor, Brian Hirschler, to get additional information.